Destin Florida - Day trip from FORT RUCKER

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Destin Florida

 

Destin Florida Beaches Trip 

While living in the Fort Rucker / Enterprise Alabama area there are many day trips to take on the weekends. During the FT Rucker Elementary School Fall Break, we took a trip to Destin Florida.  The total miles from Fort Rucker was about 105 miles. Heading south on Hwy 27 we drove through Clayhatchee & Geneva Alabama. Passing the Florida state line and headed for the sandy beaches we passed through De Funiak Springs, Rock Hill, Freeport, Santa Rosa Beach and finally the destination of Destin Florida. 

 

Destin Florida Beach Seagulls

Spending the day at Beasley Park in Okaloosa County, we enjoyed the gentle breeze the ocean brought onto shore.  The skies were overcast and I was able to get some interesting pictures of the clouds passing us by.  The seagulls came in masses as we feed them the extra bread we brought along.  After a fun filled day of swimming, jumping the waves and sand castle building we drove down to the board walk.  The cost was $1.00 to access the boardwalk. We watched as the sun set in the horizon.

 

 

Fort Walton Florida Beach

Driving along Hwy 98 we ventured to Fort Walton Beach.  We were too late for access into the Temple Mounds Historic Site, but we did stop to take pictures. 

 

Maytag Repairman Fort WaltonBefore heading out on a roadtrip I always check out roadside american and try to visit one of the off the wall landmarks.  Fort Walton Beach brought our adventures to the Maytag Repairman.  The Maytag Repairman statue is located on top of Andrews Cooling, Heating & Appliances in Fort Walton Florida.   

 

I would also like to share a picture of the Mystery Machine we saw while in Fort Walton Florida. 

 

Mystery Machine

 

author: Michelle Tucker

original post: www.activerain.com

pictures courtesy: www.flickr.com

 

 

 

 

Fort Rucker Day Trips / Fort Rucker Relocation / Fort Rucker Vacation Spots

Destin Florida / Fort Walton Florida / Beaches of Florida

Maytag Repair Man / Mystery Machine / Temple Mounds Historic Site

Michelle Tucker - Realty World SHAP

Fort Rucker Real Estate Relocation Blog

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How fun Michelle! The beach really does do wonders for the mind and body, doesn't it? My son got a kick out of seeing your Mystery Machine photo!

Oct 19, 2008 02:54 PM #1
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Michelle - I really love the beach also and your photos of the clouds are just great. I am in Las Vegas now and how to go to San Diego in the next two weeks and stay on the beach, thanks again.

Oct 19, 2008 06:28 PM #2
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What a lovely day, I am glad you got some relax time - lovely pics, I could sit at the beach all day.

Oct 19, 2008 07:21 PM #3
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Debbie:  The beach is always a great place to go and reflect on life.  It seems to always wash away all the negative in my life.  My son too loved the Mystery Machine, we tried catching up so we could get a picture next to it, but it was super fast!!!!

Oct 20, 2008 05:27 AM #4
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Aloha Michelle-Why would you want to leave Ft. Rucker for the fall break :)  ???  We were going to retire in the Destin area until we lucked out and got the PCS orders to Hawaii.  The area around Destin is perfect for military retirees because of all the military related amenities from what I remember.  There are about 4 or 5 military installations within that area right?

Oct 20, 2008 09:31 AM #5
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Virginia:  The relaxation time at the beach was sooo overdue.  We had fun walking along the sandy beaches and feeding the seagulls.  Sometimes, its just nice to stop thinking about everything and just enjoy life. 

Oct 20, 2008 11:47 AM #6
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Robert:  Thank you for always stopping by my post to say hi.  I hope you have fun in San Diego.  Hopefully you will get some great pictures to share with us once you return. Be safe.

Oct 20, 2008 11:49 AM #7
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David: I guess the small town living in the Fort Rucker area was getting to me and needed to see something else besides Helicopters!  We are hoping to get orders to Hawaii for our next duty station.  In the Destin area - there Eglin AFB and a few other Airfields.  You also have the Navy and Coast Guard who have ports near Panama City.  I am sure there are other military installations near Destin and Fort Walton.  How is the weather on the islands? 

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Good luck with the assignment to Hawaii!  Is your husband flying?  The weather in Hawaii?  I laugh because I think that our meteorologists have the easiest job in the world.......daily about 86 degrees and 71 at night.  In the "winter" we will be about 83 degrees and a low of the mid 60's at night.  Not bad huh?  Aloha!

Oct 21, 2008 06:39 PM #9
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David:  Keeping our fingers crossed.  Yes, he just selected blackhawk.  I lived in Hawaii when I was younger, I remember the winter time being slightly rainy, but still warm and sunshine.  If we do get Hawaii, I am not looking forward to the bugs, I am ready to get away from them.  Thank you for your information about rental real estate in the Ewa Beach area.

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