Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 47 Defuniak Springs to Grand Ridge

Florida has more sinkholes than any other state. Sinkholes are the natural result of a falling water table in areas where subterranean erosion has created underground caverns. The depressions that result from surface collapse fill with water creating lakes. In the Mexican Yucatan the same geology exists and these water bodies are called cenotes. Cenotes were sacred places that in Mayan times demanded human sacrifice during times of drought. In Florida they are beautiful areas of recreation and wildlife habitat. It is another example of "it doesn't matter what you have, it's what you do with it".

Like the Irish blessing, today I had the sun on my face and the wind at my back. I flew over 75 hilly miles to meet my brother Bill at 1 o'clock. We took his rental car down to the white sands of Destin and enjoyed a hot tub, walk on the beach, and an Irish supper by the bay. Tomorrow Bill will take me back to where he picked me up, then he will fly back to California. What a short but delightful visit!


  1. Dr Bob glad to see you enjoying those white sandy beaches..looks so beautiful..and to hear Dr Bill made it safely, hope you two have a wonderful visit. Praying for you and we are all excited to have you back at the office soon..Take care

  2. We have been following your journey and are so amazed by your fortitude and strength. You are an inspiration to us all! We have looked forward to your daily postings and we will miss them, even though we know you will be so happy to finally be off that bike! We continue to pray God will keep a hedge of protection around you, especially now with the threat of tornadoes. Glad you got to have a visit with Bill and enjoy a nice dinner and the beach.
    Dave and Lisa

  3. Bobby, great cover photo and article in The Occidental!!