We left SA and drove to Navarre, Fl for a couple of days. We were able to pick up our rental car thanks due to the time change which was an hour earlier. We didn't do much that night. Both Finnegan and Bentley have decided they like riding on the dashboard to see everything they can.
The CG here is not nearly as nice as the one in SA. It is long, narrow and crammed full of RVs with no privacy. It is on Santa Rosa Sound as opposed to the ocean, but with a car to get around it doesn't much matter, It's not likely we would stay here again if we came back to this area.
Yesterday, we went to Alphy's Cafe for a great breakfast. The food was good and they had they had the cutest fish quilt hanging on the wall. The fish were pieced with prairie points for fins and the bait was embroidered. Very, very cute, Of course I thought of Mark Skomp. Kathy needs to make him one like this for his "office".
After breakfast we drove to Pensacola which is about 30 miles west to a fabric/pharmacy called A & E Pharmacy. http://aandefabrics.blogspot.com/2014/03/welcome-to-fabrics-blog.html
Well it is a pharmacy where you can have your prescriptions filled, buy shampoo, jewelry, gifts, make-up, foot powders, mardi gras beads, items from oriental trading and every craft and sewing item you can think of. They have about 4000 bolts of name brand fabric including Moda. Lots of yarn and knitting supplies, quilting supplies, patterns, books, paints, tatting, crochet, threads, tea towels, you name it. From the outside it looks like a dump, but boy there have the goods and they are not old fabric lines either. Found some yarn and a couple of patterns. Very interesting place. They also had a section labeled appliances, but they didn't seem to have anything in stock. You just never know when you'll need a new refrigerator when picking up a few yards of fabric.
After that we drove over the bridge to the beach and west to Fort Pickens. Unfortunately it was raining and we couldn't enjoy the beach other than looking at the dunes and the sights on the NPS Gulf Islands National Seashore. http://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/fort-pickens.htm
Who knew this very interesting Fort was here and was used for so long. We didn't get to see as much as we wanted to due to the rain, but it was a very nice visit just the same. At least it wasn't that cold.
Today we will probably drive over to the Destin area just to check it out before the rains come again.