18 Aug The BIG Drive East – Swamps and Tropical Storms
We gave ourselves 4 days to get to Florida for our SURF EXPO ART EXHBIIT, but powered on day 2 and made it to Destin, Florida (the panhandle) on Day 3.
So we were able to relax for a day and enjoy the Emerald Coast – sugar white sand, warm waters, oh, and a tropical storm overhead!
Almost ran out of gas somewhere in Louisiana – we were sweating it and freaking out that we’d be stuck in the middle of no-where on the side of the road. Then, there was a rinky dink little sign that said “Bob’s Gas 1-1/2 miles” – we made it on FUMES. When we filled up the 25 gallon tank, it took 24.88 gallons – now that’s cutting it close!
This morning, we’ll paddleboard before leaving for Orlando – another 6-1/2 hour drive. There are little waves here, and the water’s crystal clear and warm.
Here are photos of the drive East: