It just affirmed my desire to see more of America. Oftentimes we think of far away places without taking the time to explore what is nearby. As usual I get a thrill at arriving at a new place and seeing very different places.
The other revelation was how close our condo was to Florida. We took a day trip for lunch in Pensacola. There was much to see and think about. Somehow I always think about my ancestors who worked this land. I get a feeling of melancholy for all those unknown ancestors and I find it impossible to see myself living in the south again. I am impressed with their strength of body and spirit in an environment of hardship and abuse. How could I not wonder if I would have been able to withstand it. But I know I am them and they are me.
Here are images from the trip to Orange Beach, Alabama. I enjoyed the gulf coast and if you get a change to visit, don't pass it up.
Talk with you next Sunday when we have a new president. VOTE! My ancestors struggled and died for this right and privilege.