Well, almost $2,000 later, we got our truck back in 1 day. The air conditioning compressor blew up & contaminated the system. Ugh! Just thankful we're able to head on down the coast this morning.
We woke to the sound of thunder & it started to sprinkle as we finished hooking up so we thought our luck of missing the rain had ended. But all we had was sprinkles & we were out of that as we left Rainbow Plantation - our luck is still holding. We did have gray skies most of the day but can't complain.
We decided not to take the freeway but to take Hwy 98 down the west coast of Florida along the panhandle. The first half of the drive thru Destin & Panama City was pretty much city & stoplights - very slow going - but we enjoyed seeing the areas we've heard so much about. And when we did see the bays & Gulf the sites were spectacular.
Then we got into forests - didn't realize Florida had forests. Most of them now are managed & logged. We saw logging trucks & a log yard but didn't see any logging going on. It looked like they leave the tall trees along the road & do the planting/harvesting behind that so you don't see the ugly stuff.
We arrived at Ho Hum RV Park outside Carrabelle about 4:30. We love our site with views of St. George Sound! We took Callie for a walk after we finished setting up. There's no shoreline at high tide - this evening - so we'll have to wait until morning to take her for a walk on the beach.
The smaller towns along the "forgotten coast" are charming. We're looking forward to exploring Apalachicola & Carrabelle Beach during our short time here. More later...