About a month before I had my knee replaced, I saw a article in Travel Section of the Boston Sunday Globe about Apalachicola, Florida. It sounded to me like the perfect warm weather retreat for Greg and me. It's in northern Florida so I didn't suspect it would be too hot. Plus it sounded like it had a lot of cool old Florida charm. So Greg set about making plans for us to stay for a week to escape the New England cold.
A few days before we were scheduled to leave, I managed to come down with what I am calling The National Cold, because it seems like at least half of my Facebook friends and folks I know around town are in some stage of this miserable affliction. But, cold be damned...we had plans and having plans means I loaded myself in the car feeling like a deep fried crap sandwich and we set out for Florida.
The good news is that Greg, Olive and I are now here in Apalachicola, Florida, and enjoying our stay. My cold inches better every day but it is not gone yet. However, having survived the car ride down I will share with you some of the sights we saw along the way.
|The sun begins to set in Pennsylvania.|
|Hi from someplace in Virginia.|
|Along the Blue Ridge Parkway.|
|On a country road off the Blue Ridge Parkway, a couple of guys let us know that we weren't welcome.|
|This fellow was outside Striplings General Store, Cordele, Georgia.|
|Olive asks, "Are we there yet?"|