Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32507
GPS: 30.31380o, -087.41318o
Elevation: 223 feet
Today started as a lovely spring morning in southern Georgia. A great morning for breakfast outside with friends before hitting the road.
I-10 was our path for this leg. Our 176 miles across the Florida panhandle took just 3:43. The trip was easy, uneventful, and we didn't get lost even once.
Big Lagoon State Park does not go into the books anywhere near the top of the list. Very small sites and very narrow, poorly paved roads made parking an adventure. We got it done but by then the day had become typical Florida – blistering hot and boiling humid.
Exploring the nearby area, with the help of Yelp, turned up our dinner location. The Sunset Grille
is a waterfront seafood restaurant. I had a cup of Gumbo and a Grouper Reuben – both delicious. While eating Jim took several pictures of the sunset visible from our table. Later as we left, we noticed the hallway decorated with framed portrait photos of sunsets taken from the restaurant and I realized the name was the theme. Good seafood was eaten on an open deck with sounds of boats and birds and the smell of the salt marsh. Life was good today. I'll forgive the heat.