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... Armadillo! Very exciting.
Afterward we packed up our stuff and relaxed on the beach, It was a little chill but great to sit and relax. We were having a nice SD brew when the heavens opened and it started pouring with rain! Fortunately there was cover just steps away.
After it cleared up we went back to the beach and relaxed until we ran ...
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 drove around the area and checked out the beach and walked on the pier. What we noted was that the beach sand is very white and very fine, almost like sugar. While on the pier, we saw a couple sea turtles, but no fish or dolphins. We then drove into Fort Walton Beach looking for what they call their historical district, but never found what we would want to get out and ...
... also heard about Hurricane Katrina and how Thomas had to float on a mattress tied to the live oak tree out back of the house to stay alive while their home collapsed in the storm. Pretty incredible, the force of nature and the resiliency of people! We had a great time around the fire, sharing stories and laughs, before heading back to the cowboy room (a room attached to the garage decorated in cowboy theme where we got to sleep).
The next morning, we ate breakfast and laughed ...
... seconds ended up taking me about forty-five. My first clue that the trip wasn't going to go smoothly was the very pretty, very expensive-looking car that was abandoned right outside the entrance to my subdivision in the foot-and-a-half of water on Cody/Jer****n Road. Once I went around it, I saw that the police had blocked off the rest of Jer****n and that I would need to find an alternate route to the gas station (which is also on Jer****n, just ...