Sunday was a travel day for us. We broke camp at Grayton Beach bright and early only to find the road to the state park closed for the Run with the Wind 10k, half marathon. So we spent extra time at the beach and watched an hour of the race. Four thousand runners participated and it was nice being there to cheer them on!
After being allowed to sneak out by kind race officials, we headed for Louisiana. We made a quick stop at the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola and made mental notes to visit Fort Pickens and the Naval Aviation Museum next winter. The area is quite citified (is that even a word?), but the turquoise water and white sand beaches and dunes are well worth dealing with the traffic and congestion to get there!
Then it was full speed ahead to our destination on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. We drove through Alabama, then entered Mississippi and stopped at the welcome center for a picnic lunch. It was sunny and warm, rather nice after the winter we have been enjoying.