Southern Comfort

So I left all my winter gear in storage somewhere in Chicago. That means I will spend the winter months in the warmth of California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. It also means very few blog updates for the next couple of months. In the meantime, be sure to follow me on Twitter!

Here are some of the sights on the “quick” westbound drive from the panhandle of Florida to the coast of California.

Mississippi/Louisiana Highlight: Leaving (to be fair, didn’t go to New Orleans — yet)
Texas Highlight:
Salt Lick BBQ (yes, it is that good)
New Mexico Highlight: Carlsbad Caverns (never have I seen anything like it)
Arizona Highlight: Catalina Mountains (not bad for a desert)
Nevada Highlight: Wolf Creek Golf Club (jaw-dropping vistas)

Work day at $3 beach parking spot in Perdido Key, Florida
Work day at $3 beach parking spot in Perdido Key, Florida
Gulf Shore sunset
Gulf Shore sunset
Decent food at Darwell's BBQ in Long Beach, Mississippi
Decent food at Darwell's BBQ in Long Beach, Mississippi
Nothing — and I mean nothing — at all in Balmorhea, Texas
Nothing — and I mean nothing — at all in Balmorhea, Texas
Lone Saguaro cactus (one of thousands)
Lone Saguaro cactus (one of thousands)
Catalina State Park
Catalina State Park
Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada
Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada
Great $10 haircut in middle of desert
Great $10 haircut in middle of desert
Very, very, very cool Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada
Very, very, very cool Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada
Peggy Sue's Diner near Barstow, California
Peggy Sue's Diner near Barstow, California
Best value Monterey Bay area golf course, Pacific Grove Golf Links
Best value Monterey Bay area golf course, Pacific Grove Golf Links
Overnight rest stop just feet away from Highway 101
Overnight rest stop just feet away from Highway 101
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Sunset at Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Sunset at Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key, Florida
Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns
Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Carlsbad Caverns
Catalina State Park
Catalina State Park
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Just to show that not every day in a San Diego campground is bright and sunny.
Just to show that not every day in a San Diego campground is bright and sunny.