Several governors ago, we had a governor who wanted the state of Alabama to buy part of the panhandle of Florida. (like it was for sell) I want to say it was Fob James. His claim to fame had something to do with inventing or perfecting the plastic coating around cement weights, as in weight lifting.
My favorite part of Florida is the nw panhandle area. I love Pensacola and I have spent weeks in the woods around Eglin AFB doing training. We never seen hardwalls there, just tents. We love going to Pensacola and working our way to Navarre(sp?) Beautiful white beaches and the closer you get to Navarre the more beach you have to yourself. We went down there last September and had areas to ourselves as large as football fields in both directions.
I wish we could find a good home spun sea food place down there. Any recommendations?