Corona’s Cruise Across America: Day 2 Begins


Looking east across the bay from Pensacola, FL

Looking east across the bay from Pensacola, FL

Day two of “Corona’s Cruise Across America” began in Pensacola, Florida. The picture above shows the bridge that I had crossed over the night before. The good news was that I was now nearly 600 miles into my journey back to the Mother Lode.

The bad news was that I was still in Florida. This state is deceptively large.

The last stop that I had made the night before was at Florida State University in Tallasshee. Nice campus, very large. Things were fairly quiet however. Perhaps everyone was enjoying the final few hours of Labor Day weekend at the beach in (kinda, sorta) nearby Panama City Beach, FL.

Needless to say, after about 14 total hours on the road, I slept great last night.

KKBN Pet of The Week(9.8.15)

This is Kona. She is a ten month old Queensland/ Lab mix. She is very intelligent, always loyal, and extremely sweet, and most of all, always loyal. Kona loves swimming, playing with kids, and doing tricks. She is always finding new ways to keep herself busy and loves making everyone happy!
~Kalena Porter

Brought to you by:  McCloud’s Pet Emporium: Full line, full service pet store with knowledgeable & experienced staff since 1980. Fish & Aquarium sale going on now where you save up to 30%. Visit them in the Junction shopping center And our friends at The Humane Society of Tuolumne County


Corona’s Cruise Across America: Tallahassee, FL

Entering into Tallahassee, FL from the east side on Highway 27 is remarkable. I was greeted by the historical Capitol building directly in front of me. The city of Tallahassee is impressive. The east side is upscale in terms of homes and businesses. Everything there appears to be clean and brand new.

The Historic Capitol Building of Florida

The Historic Capitol Building of Florida


The downtown section (above) is a historic walking town with numerous shops, parks, condominiums and government buildings, including the Governor’s Mansion.

The west side is home to Florida State University and feels naturally like a “college town”.

Additionally, there are actual hills here with plenty of tall trees. Now that I’m I the panhandle, it looks completely different from the rest of the state.

This Capitol city gave me a great first impression.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: Another Downpour


You can literally see the torrential rain squalls about two miles before driving into them. This was the second downpour of my day. The standing water was the biggest danger and there was plenty of it. There are no overpasses around here (south of Perry, FL) to hide underneath. Even when not driving directly through the storms, nearby lightning and thunder has been a constant on this Florida leg of my Cruise Across America.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: Dancing Water Fountain

It’s the simple things that you can make the most of when traveling.

For example, this park is located in Citrus County, Florida along Highway 98.

The roadside park includes free parking, a large gazebo, picnic tables, lots of grass, clean restrooms, a playground, a pedestrian bridge, trees and plenty of water to look at.