or if this is Tuesday, I must be in Florida,
Where to start?
I know everyone is waiting with baited breath to hear all about my Florida trip..
to spend countless minutes viewing my photos..
and believe me..I TOOK MANY PHOTOS..
..one can NEVER ever have too many..!
in two weeks, I put over 1600 miles on my rental car..
Made a road trip to East Central Alabama to check on my Lakefront Property..
81.5 beautifully timbered acres along the shoreline of a mountain lake..
and yes.. it is for sale..
When I could be here you ask?
Someone had CLEARCUT a swath of timber down to the lake..
Eventually, I did find the cut over section..
THANK GOD..not on my property..
but just adjacent....20 more feet and it would've been on mine!
Documented everything with numerous photos..
My gate had been removed completely and my access had been used to gain entry..
THIS IS KNOWN AS TRESPASSING!
Returned to friends house for showers and more delicious food and gracious hospitality!
(picked numerous ticks off body and in hair..sis found one behind my ear!!)
After a wonderfully delicious good night's rest..
a quick breakfast..many teary eyed good-bye hugs and kisses..
headed back to Panama City, Florida..
on the road again..my theme song for this route..
but did pass through some of my favorite small towns in Alabama..
Auburn University has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state..
Toomer's Drug store, a local landmark, which has continuously operated on the same corner location since the 1800's!
I can attest to autenticity of Hamburgers and Lemonade!
both of which are prepared from fresh ingredients as you watch!
Farther down Hwy 431,we crossed over Lake Eufala,
one of the best Crappie and Bass fishing lakes in the South!
Next came my very favorite part of this sleepy Southern town..
Hiway 431 goes right through the heart of the historical district..
Antebellum Mansions still stand..
Some have been lovingly restored..
others still in the process of restoration...
such a diversity of styles..
many are private residences..or offices..
all so gorgeous and elegant...
especially in the springtime when Azaleas are in bloom..
after a quick bite..and another cup of coffee..
On the road again..
many miles of pastures..
next stop ..
just had to stop at the official Florida Welcome Station..
and icy cold Orange and Grapefruit juices..
information packets galore..
and finally back to where we started..
Panama City FLA!
Strolled several blocks down to Beach Drive and joined the locals for Sunset..
Walked to the end of the pier..
Came to rest on the railing..
and thanked my Maker for another beautiful day in Paradise..
to be continued..
Please join Smiling Sally for Blue Monday..
and Mary for Mosaic Monday