Craig's big road trip

Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

Thursday April 24, 2003.
After taking a day off yesterday so I could update this website with maps (in response to popular request) I left Waveland behind me as I resumed my easterly progress along highway 90.  Within minutes I was driving parallel to the beach along the Gulf coast of Mississippi.  This was slow going because there are so many traffic lights, and they all seemed to turn red when I approached them.  There was one open stretch of country road once I crossed the border into Alabama, but it didn't go far enough.  The red lights were becoming tiresome to me so I opted for the interstate highway for a while.
I crossed the Florida state line while on interstate highway 10 east, and turned off soon after when I saw the signs for the National Museum of Naval Aviation.  Highway 173 south led me to the Pensacola Naval Air Station, within which the free-of-charge museum is open to the public.  Aviation is one of my interests, so I enjoyed browsing the many aircraft on display there, and even sat in a fighter jet cockpit for a while, fantasizing about flying such a powerful machine.
They kicked me out of the museum at the 5:00 o'clock closing time, so I continued on via highway 98 east to Pensacola Beach where I am now staying for the night.  The beach has very white sand, but the rather overcast sky and the strong cold wind are detracting from my enjoyment of the seaside environment.  I hope it'll be nicer in the morning.


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