|Rocco's Pizza. A damn fine pizza, too.
From Tuscon we headed east back to Van Horn. And that's where the weather, being the morass of chaos it is, took a turn. Big winds came up, snatching that freezing air east of us that we were trying to travel behind, and sending it into our faces. We went to bed in temps in the upper 60s, we woke to 20s.
So we headed south-er! Skimming along the bottom of the country we went to Del Rio. While cold the skies were clear and the sun was out the whole way.
|Keeping south to stay as warm as we can.
From Del Rio it was back to Katy, Texas then onto Gulfport, Mississippi.
|Del Rio to Katy
|Katy to Gulfport
You might notice a stop at Dong Fuongs near New Orleans. This is an awesome Vietnamese place that makes the world's best bahn mi sandwiches. Vegetarian ones, too. It was a favorite of ours when we lived in NOLA. We stopped, got in line, and picked out 3 we wanted to have. We were the next to order, watching the ladies behind the counter making up about 10 sandwiches for some customer ahead, when a man came out from the back and said, "No more sandwiches! We're out of bread." I was so bummed! It wasn't like we were that late (it was after 3 pm by this time) but I was SO looking forward to them!
The temps remained cool and blustery as we drove from Gulfport to Panama City.
|Gulfport to Panama City... there's a tunnel under
From there we headed more south to The Villages, to see my folks before heading to Tampa.
|To the villages...
|Then onto Tampa
|While small the kitchen has a
fridge, an induction cooktop,
and a dishwasher.
|Eating outside at Rasoi
|...with the chickens of Ybor.