Less than an hour after leaving our beautiful spot in Lower Alabama, Bullwinkle was in a new state. Florida had been one of the few blank states on our "states visited" map (see right). We were thrilled to finally "color in" the Sunshine State.
We made our first travel day in a couple of months a short one, landing in this cozy and perfectly shaded spot at Florida Springs RV Resort in Bonifay. Located just off I-10, this park is a convenient yet tucked away spot for folks traveling across the panhandle to spend a night or two, or in our case three. Our timing was perfect to see the brilliant pink azaleas in bloom.
We weren't the only creatures admiring the lovely flowers. The butterflies and bees were abundant.
We chose this park to see more than just the flowers. Virtual friends Terry and Randy are camp hosting here this winter. Our paths have come close to passing a few times over the last couple of years. We were happy that we were finally able to connect. We really enjoyed getting to know this wonderful couple. We so appreciate them taking some of their very precious free time to spend some time with us. With these good folks hard at work during much of our stay, we felt not quite so bad for holing up and watching wall-to-wall NCAA basketball during our stay. Our beloved Jayhawks played a couple of exciting tournament games that had us shouting late into the night. Thankfully, Terry and Randy didn't get any complaints!
Between basketball games, we got out and about on a very sunny and warm Saturday to take in the Bonifay Down Home Street Fair. The highlight of this annual affair is the Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread "Samplin'". We enjoyed tasty portions of these Southern favorites by a lovely and good-spirited princess.
The Street Fair included a classic car show. This bright-eyed Lady Bug was especially cute.
Bullwinkle's first stay in Florida will be short and sweet. Tomorrow, we're scooting across the state toward southern Georgia.