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Tuesday, 5 December 2006

The World is Yours

Destin, Florida – December 5, 2006

Tony: "Me, I want what's coming to me."

Chico: ""What's coming to you?"

Tony: "The world, Chico, and everything in it."

-Tony Montana

We are moving west and stop at Destin on the beach between Panama City and Fort Walton Beach. I’ve driven back and forth on the 200 mile beach road between Tallahassee and Pensacola dozens of times over the past 40 years.

At first there were a few fishing villages and a handful of sleazy motels on the beach.

The growth lately seems exponential. There are ten story condos lining the beach in both directions. The sleepy two-lane road is now a clogged six-lane and there are two factory outlet malls within walking distance.

Still, even with all the growth, the wide white sand beaches and brilliant blue water are still beautiful.


  1. Apart from Captiva Island, about the only stretch of beach I can think of that remains undeveloped in Florida is Sebastian Inlet. It's protected because the sea turtles go there to lay their eggs.


  2. Looks like they are all set for the next big hurricane.