Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Goodbye Georgia, slip through Alabama and stop in Florida for a few days.

Where are we today ?
        Another good night sleep, windows open, really loving this warm weather again. Up early as usual, got the coffees and computing all done and enjoyed another wonderful sunrise.
        Walkabouts the resort, Suzie had her shower, we secured the coach and were on the road just before 8am. Heading to Destin Florida only 260 miles and would like to get there in good time.

260 miles today
        Down I-75 for a few miles then cross country, don't like the interstate if we have a choice. So we enjoyed some wonderful paved 2 and 4 lanes roads through a few towns, past many cotton fields and other farming operations. Now this is our kind of country.
huge round bales of cotton
nice roads, not many trucks or traffic 
love the cotton fields look like snow
Blakely AL
           Coming into the town of Blakely AL the main road goes right around the town square, love these kind of routes.
Blakely City hall in the square
       By not taking the interstates we miss rest areas, but found grocery store parking lot to pull into and make lunch.  While there saw this HUGE Peanut driving down the road. Managed to grab a quick shot of it. Now would that not make a very interesting RV. Think he was heading down the road to the National Peanut Festival in Dothan Alabama.
love the peanut
National Peanut festival grounds, pretty quiet right now
           Further down the road in Florida we came across some construction, no delays but do love RED dirt here.
         We arrived at the State Park in Destin Florida at 1:45pm our time. But forgot and the time change so it was actually 12:45pm . Bonus!! We have more time to spend here with this almost 80f weather on a wonderful secluded campsite. Wow think we struck gold!
all set up very nice.
like we are in the jungle
       Set up relaxed, enjoying the shade and the sun and almost quiet. We checked out the local flyers, specials etc..., and settled into enjoying our books for a while
perfect private campsite, love it
        But with the time change again it was almost dark at 5 pm. Time to fire up our Weber and make supper. No problem got the night light out to grill a tasty Basa fillet and tomato with olive oil and parmesan cheese.
      Added that to a green salad and sure did the trick.
       After supper a short walkabout and we enjoyed reading outside until almost 8 pm and it was still 70 f. Love the temperatures here but not the humidity. 
        Glad you came along for the ride today it was wonderful for us and hope it was for you too.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according  to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.


  1. The peanut truck is a hoot.
    Don't you just love state parks. They usually have very large sites and great surroundings.

    1. State parks a nice treat for us, electric, water and large private sites. this one right on the ocean too.

  2. No free samples from that peanut truck?

  3. Love that peanut truck but love your private little campsite even more

  4. Check out the park bathrooms....fancy!! ;)

  5. I'm going to take a look at that park as part of our drive out of Florida next Feb. Looks like it's on our way.

    1. Very nice park, we checked it out a couple years ago, but can be hard to get into.

  6. The peanut looked like and old wrinkled RV kind of like the owners of most RV's.

  7. Looks like you have a perfect spot and next to the ocean too, bonus!! How much per night?

    1. Very nice here, $30.00 a night thats why we are here only 3 nights.

  8. Wow! All the way to the Gulf already - that must be a good feeling. Sure a nice sunrise photo!

  9. Enjoyed seeing the pic's from your drive yesterday. Your new camp area looks like a nice change for you. Have a great day enjoying the warm weather and sun.

    1. It was a fun days drive and yes we will be enjoying this amazing weather here.

  10. I also love the privacy of the sites there. Not like the 'parking lot' kind of RV Parks huh.


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