1/22-23/09---The 4mcgees are starting another driving adventure. Keith and Maryann traveled to the boat in Demopolis, Al. Everything was found to be okay and they spent some pleasant time together. The wooden alligator on display in the marina at Demopolis seems to be saying someting about the cold weather.
1/24/09---Keith and Maryann drove from Demopolis to Marianna, Florida. This town is about 57 miles west of Tallahassee. Carol and I (Allen) drove from Youngsville and met them for an overnight stay. Our plan is to spend a week near the beach on the Gulf side of central Florida. Keith said the reason we are going is because he heard on the news that Florida is the best place to be during the next cold snap.
1/25/00---We left my vehicle at the motel and the 4mcgees continued on the journey in Keith’s van. Since we had plenty of time the decision was made to not take the Interstate. We drove south to make our way along the coast. This gave us the opportunity to cross the Intracoastal Waterway a couple of times and learn where it entered the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola. The Gibson house caught our attention even though it has nothing to do with the boat manufacturer. There were lots of boats in the marina where the intracoastal enters the gulf.
Because of the slower travel rate it was an all day trip (10 ½ hrs) to reach our destination at the Sirata Motel in St. Pete.