Does Elon Musk have plans for Defuniak Springs?

IMG_7146Defuniak Springs, a once thriving town situated in the panhandle of north Florida off of I- 10 has sadly seen better days.  We spent a couple of nights just north of here on the first leg of our 2018 cross country trip and one night we ventured into town to see what we could see.   The town unfortunately is like so many that we have traveled through, with the downtown almost completely deserted, boarded up and only a few hardy businesses surviving enough to make a living.  There are perhaps hundreds of gorgeous Victorian houses in various states of decay surrounding a lake in the center of town.  We did find the one restaurant in town, Bogeys, that seemed to be getting all the business and had a lovely meal out on the balcony overlooking town.   When we were leaving we drove around some side streets and to our amazement we discovered not one but 5 Tesla charging stations.  Unbelievable, like something from Back to the Future.  There were empty buildings all around and a large crumbled parking lot nearby and a proud sign proclaiming  “Where the past meets the future”.   I can only hope Elon Musk has plans for this town. IMG_7141


Musk Oil!

In the vicinity are Falling Waters State Park, Ponce De Leon Springs State Park and Morrison Spring.  All worth exploring.


Ponce De Leon Springs State Park


Falling Waters SP,  Florida’s highest waterfall.  It falls 75 feet down into a sinkhole.

4 responses to “Does Elon Musk have plans for Defuniak Springs?

  1. How much did it take to fill up your truck with Tesla fu

  2. Yay, a post!
    I wish you had pictures of the Victorian homes you saw in Defuniak Springs.
    I wonder if there are any real estate deals?
    Falling Waters looks interesting. I wonder if their claim is accurate.
    Have you ever been to Devil’s Millhopper in Gainesville? I know the sinkhole there is deeper, whether the falls compare I cannot say.
    I’m looking forward to more.

    • sunandsandtravelers

      We didn’t take any pictures of the houses but there were a lot of gorgeous ones and I can only imagine they could be had for a good price. Definitely a town with some potential.
      Haven’t been to Devil’s Millhopper.
      I hope to get more blogs out but having difficulty with WordPress. It’s been painfully slow.

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