Driving through oil spill zone
Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
69Trip End Aug 13, 2010
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note: We finally sampled this place called The Waffle House. They got thousands of them down here in the South. Surprisingly good and really cheap diner style food. If you got a bad heart or high blood pressure then I would skip this place.
We wanted to see more of the Gulf so, rather then stay on the I10 we took the 90 along the coast. We saw lots of oil spill clean up happening. Bus loads of clean up crews everywhere. Other then that the beaches were pretty much empty.
After some hours we pulled into a Walmart in Gulf Breeze, Florida and settled in for the night. It was tough sleeping conditions with massive downpours and thunder all night.
We were on the road by 8 am and took a drive along the long skinny island that is here. More empty beaches. We got back to the I10 and headed toward St Augustine (which I've learned is the oldest city in the US).