The Journey to Florida and now back toward home, day 19. ~ By Tom ~
Hello everyone. It was January 4th, Wednesday and day 19 of our journey to Florida and now back home. We woke at Rustic Sands Campground in Mexico Beach Fl. to a light fog and temperatures around 60 degrees. This was a great little place to stay. After leisurely sipping a couple cups of coffee and eating a few muffins we got our showers and headed down the road.
Looking back we laugh at how Audrey noted when looking at the map how we were going through Alabama and remarked “what’s there in Alabama”, lol. Well, weren’t we in for the surprise of our lives. Alabama is an amazing state. Goes to show you must get out and see for yourselves the beauty that lies waiting to be discovered. The further along we got the more in love we became with the country side. We traveled west on route 98 then north on route 231 through the hamlets of Panama City, Youngstown, Alford, Dothan, Midland City, Ozark, and Brundige before reaching our resting point for the evening around 4:30 p.m. at Deer Run RV Park located just outside of Troy, Alabama.
Troy is a city in Pike County with a population of around 18,033. This campground is highly rated on all the web reviews and we could see why. The park managers greeted us warmly with a cup of hot chocolate and a bag of freshly made popcorn. They noted how things were just starting to dry out around there after receiving about 10 inches of rain the day before and how the temps were now dropping substantially. It was a very chilly 40 degrees and quite a change after coming from the gulf area where the temperatures were in the 70’s. After chatting awhile they led us to our site in their little golf cart and waved goodbye.
We traveled 170 miles in around 4 hours.