Travel

Cross Country Trip (Day 1) – Goodbye Florida!

Today was the day we left Tim behind to look after our home in Orlando, and Fay and I finally hit the road. The first little while was fine, but then we had to put up with a pretty intense rain storm for a few hours. Fortunately we were on back-roads with little traffic, so pulling our little trailer through the weather was pretty easy. The weather and back-roads kept our speed down a bit, but we reached our destination at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley, FL by dinner time.
Falling Waters has Florida’s highest waterfall, and if you’re in the park it’s worth the walk down to see it, but I don’t think I’d go very far out of my way. It is Florida after all, one of the flattest states in the U.S.!

Fay & Denny at Falling Waters State Park

Fay & Denny at Falling Waters State Park

Today was what should be one of our longer driving days, trying to get some of the initial miles near home behind us. Not real exciting, but other than the rain and the waterfall, our other highlights were:
- To pass some time, Fay and I compiled a list of things we like and dislike about both Trump and Clinton. (I’m not about to start into politics here, but if you’d like to see our list, send me a private note and I’ll send it to you.) Please...no political comments here though!
- A bird hit our truck and scared Fay.
- A McDonald’s in Blountstown, FL was playing Christian music...a bit of a surprise.
- Some nice back-road scenery including pretty wild flowers.
Falling Waters has a small campground, but it’s wooded and very nice. Tomorrow we have a pretty short drive to Pensacola to visit old friends.

Click here to view our personal review of Falling Waters State Park campground

May 4, 2016 - Chipley, Florida

May 4, 2016 - Chipley, Florida