2011 Triangle Tour travel blog

Customs & Border Patrol on the Interstate?

Winnie & Johnny Donutseed

Restored Gulf Oil delivery truck in Quincy, FL

Bob now

Bob then in the 60's

The town of Sneads, FL turned out to welcome Winnie & I

Elephant waiting to go bowling in Marianna, FL

Left over Halloween decoration sitting on the corner

Pensecola - Home of the Blue Angels

Winnie at Azelea RV Resort

We headed west today along I10 which goes all the way to California. Something must have been going on in the Jacksonville area because the eastbound lanes was crawling with police speed traps. Even more unusual there were 2 places where Customs & Border Patrol were set up.

I took a short break outside of Tallahassee for lunch and decided to take US90 which parallels I10. I realized as I entered Quincy, FL that I had been there before. Last winter on the Great Escape Tour I stopped to see The Gulf Oak Service Station. The site was a Gulf gas station until the 70's. In the early 90's the owner of the property decided to take it out of business and restore it to it's original condition. When I stopped there were a couple of old guys (older than me) standing outside the station. As I walked up to them they said I was too late because all of the old cars had just left. Apparently every Friday at noon there is a gathering of classic car owners for lunch. I missed them by about 20 minutes. If I hadn't stopped for lunch I would have gotten to the station while the cars were there. I did get to meet Bob, the son of the original owner of the station. Bob filled me in on the the history of the station and showed me the restored oil delivery truck (see picture) and well as the other stuff inside which includes original gas station memorabilia - signs, oil cans, clocks, gas pumps, etc. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Down the road in Snead, FL, the streets were lined with people and cars. I don't think they were waiting for Winnie and I, but there weren't any signs indicating what they were waiting for. Since it was Friday afternoon during football season, it may have something to do with high school football.

We arrived at Azalea RV Park in Robertsdale, AL just before sundown. It was a long day on the road (8+ hours). Only 7 more days left.

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