Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

We enjoyed seeing the bluebirds & cardinals at Rainbow Plantation

Perdido Bay

We'd made day trips to Florida but this is for real -...

Pensacola Bay

The barrier islands here are covered with condos

Ft Walton Beach & Okaloosa Island

Gulf Islands National Seashore


Point Washington State Forest


Watson Bayou - Panama City

View of the bay at Parker

Trees are commercially grown/harvested in this area

See the straight lines?

Mexico Beach was very picturesque

IntraCoastal Waterway bridge at Port Saint Joe

These trees not being logged - covered in vines

The bay at Apalachicola

4 mile bridge at Apalachicola

2 miles bridge to Saint George Island

Carrabelle Beach & River

Home in Ho Hum

Views from our back window - not bad!

View from the pier back to the rv park

A variety of shore birds

Spotted this beauty across the road while walking Callie

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...

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