Then east again to Pensacola, across two causeways to Santa Rosa Island. The first part of the drive on the island is through the worst vestiges of commercialization with high rises, fast food places and casinos to the west end which is protected as part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. This is part of the same park as Davis Bayou. The campground is full and sites fairly close together but the scenery beautiful. The forecast is for warmer weather than most places we've been, 60s and 70s, but coupled with high wind advisories. Of course. We hope to do some biking and visit the WWII gun emplacements and Fort Pickens, built in 1834 and named for the Revolutionary general who fought along side Nathanael Greene, Dan Morgan and the Swamp Fox at Cowpens and Ninety-Six. And we will no doubt take in the Naval Air museum in Pensacola. Another attraction of the Fort Pickens campground is the camp store with a laundromat.
Last night on the local news, they reported wildfires and burning cars along I10 east of Mobile in the afternoon. Lucky we turned off to go to Fairhope. Thanks, Mary.