Steinhatchee, Apalachicola, Panama City

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April 19th 2010
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A couple last evening suggested we visit Steinhatchee which was off our route but worth the trip. Although there is some development of recreational properties, the village seems to have more history. It is interesting to note how the houses are built on stilts and some are advertised as hurricane proof. From there we headed back North and along the Gulf Coast. Lots of development of recreational properties. Apalachicola was another older settlement. Much of the revenue in the area seems to be from the abundant fishing and shellfish industry. It is amazing the way people build houses in areas which are likely to be hit with hurricanes. We saw a sign which said hurricane season was only 43 days away. We passed by a very large air force base which straddled the road and seemed to go on for miles. Our destination today is the town of Panama City. It didn't seem to have as much of a historical district. Again fishing is a major industry and we had an excellent seafood dinner at a local restaurant. Tomorrow we head for our final destination - Pensecola.

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22nd April 2010

Hi Zel & John,Well, I guess I won't be hearing from you while you are in Pensecola. I was curious to know what it is like there. It feels like you have been away for months. I guess Kimberley should be here on the 27th. I hope I will ge
t to see her. Oh, by the way, Jeremy went to Hawaii yesterday and will be back on Sunday. Fast trip. What a guy.Carla

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