The rain was pouring down, so we decided to stop in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
This was one of those delightful Best Westerns that must have been something else before.
When we pulled off the highway we thought there had been an accident, because police were directing traffic. When we checked in they said it is that way every day in the summer, that it is 28 miles of a two lane road to the beach..
Maybe I should not gripe about California Freeways.
There are many things that all the Best Western Hotels have in common now, curved shower curtains, of course the variety of soaps and goodies, and great lamps that have the little plug at the bottom for all our charging of lap tops etc. Usually good refrig. microwave and flat screened T.V.'s.
This place had a very good dining room attached, guess because of all the rain. Had wonderful pork chops with big salad, and baked potato. So we waddled back to our room. This place even had an extra power cord. Wow.
Our room had doors to an inside hall or the outside parking and pool.
We woke to pouring rains again,,, and no one slowed down on these roads.
How lucky, a break in the weather. We could see the U.S.S. Alabama from the highway. So with our trusty little I phone, got on the right roads and pulled in to see this magnificent ship.
Does this statement hit too close to home?
Again lots of history, and so much to see.
My father was in the Pacific during WWII. Will touch on that later.
I am sure you can find the history of this great ship on Google so I will not go into detail.
Because of my ankle I could not walk the stairs to the many decks, but we read about the history in the galley, and saw the Officers quarters on top deck.
We did not go on this either, but there is a tour of the USS. Drum.
Now our nation is being pulled apart again with talk of "war" or maybe it is not called that, but in the long run it might be that.
It is all so distressing, and leaves us all nervous about the out come of so many lives.
We all have differing opinions.
We can only be grateful for each day the sun comes up and we are safe in our homes.
We send blessings to those that do not have safe shelter.