We decided to drive into Crestview. This grocery store named after Doug's mom and dad was about a mile from our campground, although Doug's dad is "Bobby" not "Bobbie".
In Crestview, we went to personally pick up our mail from our mail forwarding service, Myrvmail.com.
The next day we headed down to the Destin, Fort Walton Beach area. While there we came across Camping on the Gulf RV Park. Here you can camp right on the beach.
For $75 to $120 per night, you get to be up to your jacks in sand. While it looks neat, we would prefer the sites a few feet farther from the beach which come with sewer hookups and lower prices.
This area, known as The Emerald Coast, boasts beautiful green water and bright white sand beaches. As you can see, the beach wasn't too packed at this time.
Marlon took a break and drank a cola.
We next went to see incredible Navarre Beach.
This beautiful beach was the location of Navarre Beach State Park for only about 4 months in 2004, when it was damaged within months by both Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Dennis. The State then decided to give the park back to Santa Rosa County.
Navarre Beach features a lot of unique-looking houses priced about $600,000 and up, as well as condo and house vacation rentals.
Here a plane is landing at nearby Eglin Air Force Base.
For more pictures around Crestview and the Fort Walton Beach Area, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2007/october/going-to-our-mail-f/ and http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2007/october/going-to-fort-walto/ .
To be continued...