Tampa to Mobile

Suntanning Alligator

We drove 559 miles yesterday, close to 12 hours on the road -it was a very long day!   We arrived in Mobile, Alabama close to 11pm last night.

Tampa to Mobile


On the way, we got a recommendation from one of our friends to visit Wakulla Springs State Park near Tallahassee.  One of the most beautiful places I have seen in Florida.  It is a National Natural Landmark and where the Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed.  You can see the exact spot where the Creature lived in the picture below.

The Lair Of The Creature From The Black LagoonAlligator SwimmingBaby Slider TurtleMedium Sized Slider TurtleGerri Enjoying The TourA Great Egret


We left Tallahassee with intentions to camp in Panama City or Pensacola  last night, but we just kept driving and driving!  We had a recommendation to check out Flora Bama Restaurant in Pensacola, so we pushed through our hunger and car-leg-cramping until we finally arrived around 9:00pm.  It was a great location, right on the beach, Jimmy Buffet style barn with open ceiling rafters and picnic tables.  We headed straight for the bar to order food and drinks.  Derek was the bar tender and super nice.  To our regret, he informed us that the kitchen was already closed and they were closing up the bar.  OH NO!  We explained how long we had been on the road and how starving we were.  He ran back to the kitchen and asked the cook what could be done.  “Anything fried” he said!  We stuffed our faces with the most delicious fried fish and shrimp, complimentary fresh Ahi Tuna and two pints of beer!  It was the best.

One Comment on “Tampa to Mobile

  1.  by  Grandma

    What an experience. Enjoy ! For leg cramps…drink lots and lots of Schwepps TONIC !

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