05.03.11

From Beach To Beach

Posted in Astronomy, Space Shuttle, Traveling at 10:25 pm by Rebekah

My epic NASA space shuttle launch trip continues (minus the launch…so far!).

Today I drove from Treasure Island (near St. Petersburg) up the Florida Gulf Coast to Pensacola. I stopped at a couple spots along the coast, including Crystal River and Cedar Key.

After settling in to the hotel, I went to Pensacola Beach. I was quite amazed at the beauty of the beach. The sand was very white, fine, and soft, and the water felt very warm. In fact, the water was warmer than the air! A cold front had just passed (though I missed the thunderstorms, which I was happy about), so the air temperature was in the low 60s and it was a little breezy.

I stumbled across a live band performance this evening, as apparently every Tuesday they have “bands on the beach”.

Tomorrow the plan is to continue along the Gulf Coast on I-10, through Mobile, Biloxi and Gulfport, New Orleans, and up into central Louisiana for the night.

Thank you again for following my adventures! I promise I will get to posting more photos from this trip in the near future, though my next few weeks could be pretty swamped as well, so I can’t say just when this will be.

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