My older brother graduated from Florida State University so I had been to the Florida Panhandle once before but only to Tallahassee. So we started the long trek there and arrived after dark. Couldn't see any of those gorgeous white beaches until morning. And this is what we woke up to. Sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico.
Our friend who was competing in the Triathalon had rented a one-bedroom condo with bunk bed alcove so we were fortunately able to stay with him for the weekend. It was very chilly for the first weekend of November but we still took a walk on the beach first thing in the morning. Baby powder fine beaches. Very few people. If you don't like crowds, this is the time to visit these Florida beaches.
Our condo was right next to Wet Willy's on the beach so we decided that would be a good place for lunch. We met up with another friend from college who lives in the area and had a little jambalaya and some burgers.
We found out where everyone else was after lunch. At the Race Expo!
After visitng the expo, it was time for some beach and pool sitting. Even though it was too cool for swimming, it still felt delightful to feel the sun as we relaxed for the afternoon. (How about the color of that water?)
We enjoyed an incredible PCB sunset. Maybe one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. But then it was off to bed early as the next day would come around quickly to head out to the race.
To be continued....
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