Trip Overview

Taylor, TX to Apalachicola, Cedar Key, St Augustine, FL (June 2017)

June 1, 2017 — June 16, 2017

  • Number of Days: 8
  • Total Miles: 1770

Apalachicola is a quiet community about 60 miles east of Panama City.  Downtown has lots of historic buildings that house shops and restaurants.We’ll be staying at THE CONSULATE SUITES, located  in the old  Grady Mercantile  building  that once housed the French Consulate, along the Apalachicola River.   It should be a good time. Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY


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Getting Ready

9 - CHANDLER-DAYTON GASTONS PRE TAKE OFF

Looking back on our August 2016 trip to Gaston’s with Chandler and Dayton. It doesn’t get any better than this. Hopefully, Apalachicola 2017 will be just as much fun.

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Sky Vector shows our trip from Taylor, TX to New Orleans (KNEW), then down the coastline to Apalachicola, FL, Cedar Key,  and St. Augustine, then back west to Mobile, Natchez, and finally,  home to Taylor Texas (T74).

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Day 1

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Taylor, TX to Lakefront Airport - New Orleans (KNEW)

Miles flown this day: 386

Total miles flown: 386


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Vintage postcard of Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. The terminal has been restored and brought back to life as a New Orleans landmark.

 

Day 2

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Orleans to Apalachicola, FL (KAAF)

Miles flown this day: 278

Total miles flown: 664


CONSULATE SUITES APALACHICOLA

Here’s a view of CONSULATE SUITES, overlooking The Apalachicola River.

Day 3

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Boating Apalachicola River (no flying today)

Miles flown this day: 0

Total miles flown: 664


BOAT RENTAL APALACHICOLA

We’ll spend Saturday on the water, seeing the sites of the Apalachicola River and St. George Island.

Day 4

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Apalachicola, FL to Cedar Key, FL (KCDK)

Miles flown this day: 142

Total miles flown: 806


 

CEDAR KEY ISLAND HOTEL

Cedar Key has been on our gyrotrip list for a couple of years. Looking forward to visiting this little island off Florida’s west coast.

Day 5

Monday, June 5, 2017

Cedar Key to St. Augustine, FL (KSGJ)

Miles flown this day: 102

Total miles flown: 908


st-george-hotel-st-augustine

It’s been almost 40 years since we visited St. Augustine. Here’s a shot of St. George Hotel in historic downtown.

Day 6

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

St. Augustine, FL to Mobile, AL (KBFM)

Miles flown this day: 356

Total miles flown: 1264


dumbwaiter-restaurant-mobile-al

When I was a kid growing up in Mississippi, I used to look down the train tracks and dream about going to Mobile. As an adult, Mobile still has it’s charm.

Day 7

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mobile, AL to Natchez, MS (KHEZ)

Miles flown this day: 182

Total miles flown: 1446


MISS RIVER BRIDGE NATCHEZ

We never get tired of Natchez. River Edge Suites has the best view in town.

Day 8

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Natchez, Ms to Taylor, TX (T74)

Miles flown this day: 324

Total miles flown: 1770


taylor-texas-storefronts

Taylor, Texas is a good place to call home – a strong connection to the past, while minutes away from trend-setting Austin.

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