Destin, Florida

Day 592

     We drove down the Emerald Coast to Destin, Florida. Destin is named after Leonard Destin, born in 1813, a New London, Connecticut fishing captain who settled in the area around 1850. He comes from a family of whalers and fisherman

     The city is located on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay.

     You know you are old when you see something you use to use every day, now in a museum.

     So, this was Jonah’s view?

     Destin is a fishing village, popular with tourists. Today’s catch:

     And the pelicans are looking for handouts:

3 thoughts on “Destin, Florida

  1. Gail and I spent many vacations in Destin, especially before the oil spill and back to back hurricanes.
    It was a great venue with many fine eateries and things to do. It’s all grown up now and many times bigger, but still fun. It attracts people from all over, but not so much the upper east coast. Fun place.
    Safe travels to you both. Enjoy. Alan

  2. Hey, not as smart as a 5th grader, Jonah didn’t need a bigger boat; he had a whale of a time instead. Neat phone; I remember it well, trying to dial a 9 but only getting to 5 before my finger slipped out.

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