White Sands Inn & Suites
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... the Camera Club of Tucson in Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge to photograph the Sandhill Cranes and real snow birds. This will be our fourth year of visiting the Bosque the week after Thanksgiving and weather forecast, at least for the weekend is for temps in 60's.
However, we know from experience, that the weather can turn quickly so we will monitor the patterns to see when we need to make our exit to Tucson.
After a grueling five days of driving, it was time to find a nice campground and hang out for a few days. My plan was to stay at the state park on the beach near Destin. But the polar vortex spoiled things, so I found an RV park near Pensacola instead. The temperatures were in the 30's at night, and although it was only in the 50's during the day, at least it was sunny! I enjoyed a walk on the beautiful beach and a couple fantastic sunsets over the ...
... We then drove back near the campground and had lunch at the Crab Trap. The views off their patio of the Gulf were fantastic! And the food was pretty good to. We both had their signature crab cakes – long on crab meat and short on filler, lightly battered and pan fried.
On the 11th, we pretty much just chilled out at the coach and made a Wally World ...
We woke up early to enjoy the beach and hoped to see dolphins but no luck. The beach was stunning though. We had breakfast and packed up to leave. They gave us a CD on check out from the Inn of romantic beach music! Such a nice touch. I was sad to leave. It was so nice there.
We ended up with a 7 hour drive plus the hour that ...
... lemonade and cookies. We decided to enjoy our picnic on the beach despite the second dose of rain that was imposing on us. We thought if we stayed under the umbrella on the chairs we would be Ok. We found 2 fairly dry chairs and the minute we sat down the rain started to pick up. Jym stole another umbrella from a set of chairs nearby and wedged it into the ground in front of us to block some of the rain. We managed to stay there ...