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Nov 12, 2015 - On the Road

With the house packed up, and the truck picked up...the fun really began. As the road was slightly higher elevation than our driveway, we poked the nose of the truck out into the street and then put chocks under the ramps, all to gain another 2-3 inches of height so that the bikes wouldn't bottom out going over the ramp into the back of the truck. I chickened out and not so politely declined the opportunity to load mine....and left Nick to do it. Having seen too many disaster videos of idiots loading bikes on back of trucks, I closed my...

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Aug 16, 2015 - Pensacola FL

We are now in Florida at Gulf Islands National Seashore, we are on Santa Rosa Island. We left West Memphis on Monday Aug. 10 spent one night in Hattiesburg MS. and two nights in Mobile AL. on the way here. Got here on the 13th. Planned to stay a week, but we may extend it for another week. We have Pensacola Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. With our National Parks Senior Pass it’s only $13 dollars a night, W/E only. No Wi-Fi, but cell service is good and over 15 channels on TV off the antenna. The beach is awesome, white...

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Jul 5, 2015 - Pensacola

We decided to spend a month in Pensacola Florida and had a great time. We got to see the Naval Aviation Museum several times and recommend it to anyone who has never been there. We had some old friends in the area come by as well as some family. Homemade ice-cream was on the menu several times. We made several new friends that will certainly prove to be long term friendships. We stayed at the Naval Station Campground which proved to be a good choice. The campground is well kept, roomy, and friendly. We bicycled everyday, geocached and...

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HUFF STUFF

Apr 20, 2015 - Gulf Island National Seashore, Pensacola FL

Fort Pickens campground, at Gulf Islands National Seashore, is near Pensacola Beach and Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the Blue Angels. The biggest draw of the park was a lovely fishing pier where we were llowed to fish for free. We didn't catch anything except bait, which Larry jigged for successfully, but the locals were fun and helpful, and we actually met a man who had served in the Israeli army in the seventies....that was a new experience. We visited Pensacola N.A.S., toured the museum located there, and viewed a Blue Angels...

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Mar 25, 2015 - An historic day

Pensacola, FL We are on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, that was the "Best Florida Beach" winner in USA Today's contest. It has snow-white sand and aquamarine water. It is really beautiful. So rather than loll about on a gorgeous beach, we headed to Historic Pensacola Village. The Village is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums. We learned a lot about Pensacola from when it was first settled by white men until after the Civil War. We even saw where the red light area was located. They had a system: the lower cost girls...

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Mar 24, 2015 - Gators galore

Pensacola, FL We transferred ourselves from Alabama to Florida – a distance of 52 miles. We, however, required 107 miles and most of the day to accomplish this. We again avoided the interstate and took the “scenic byway”. Since almost everywhere in this part of the country is developed and one town does not stop before the other begins, the term “scenic byway” is loosely applied. We came upon Alligator Alley. When people’s pet dogs begin disappearing, the animal control people arrive and capture the animal. The alligators are considered...

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Mar 17, 2015 - Pensacola, Florida

Sunday we drove from our campground on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vidalia, Louisiana thorough 4 states to Pensacola, Florida. We spent two days visiting the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Yes Monday we spent the entire day in the National Naval Aviation Museum. Their hundreds of displays are fantastic! It is a must see if you like planes, as is the National Museum of the US Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. Mary and I visited there 5 years ago. These museums are great examples of American military air history. Also on Monday, Mary...

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Mar 1, 2015 - Pensacola & Gulf Breeze FL

Arrived in Pensacola on March 1st. We are staying at Fort Pickens Campground which is located in Gulf Breeze. Gulf Breeze is a Peninsula located south of Pensacola. You have to go over two bridges to access it and the Gulf is on one side and Pensacola Bay is on the other. There are miles and miles of white beach...it looks like salt or sugar it's so white. Fort Pickens is on the end. It's the largest of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay and the navel yards. Dirt was mounded up against the walls, and from the outside at a distance...

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Linda's Adventures

Mar 1, 2015 - Pensacola, FL

I forgot to put in one of the best parts of Pensacola. The National Museum of Naval Aviation. I have to admit, I was not particularly excited to go to the museum, but boy was I surprised. The place is amazing!! We spent almost 7 hours there and still did not see everything. There are full sized planes from the Wright Bros to the present. Also a special section on the POWs in Viet Nam which tugs at your heart.

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Linda's Adventures

Feb 24, 2015 - Times Gone By

Back to Naval Air to visit the U.S. Coast Guard air exhibit which is new this year but was closed during our previous visit. As we toured the exhibit I noticed a ships bell brightly polished and when I bent to read it tears came to my eyes and memories nearly 50 years old came alive. The bell was from the United States Coast Guard Cutter Westwind, aboard which I served two years and saw much of the world. From McMurdo Sound in the Antarctic to Thule Greenland with much ice and many ports along the way. I celebrated my 21st birthday aboard...

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South to Warmer

Feb 20, 2015 - Naval Air and Crawfish

On Thursday we visited the Naval Air Museum as we did last year, and still haven't seen it all and continue to be amazed at the few short years from Kitty Hawk to the Moon and now beyond. It is simply one of those wow experiences that we can't seem to get enough of. With the temperatures rising, I thought about fishing but found some crawfish that brought my Cajun tastes to the forefront of my planning and fishing was out of site and out of mind. Linda and I just sat there and got our fill, almost. Maybe fishing tomorrow. As I write this on...

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Feb 17, 2015 - National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, FL

2/17/15 (Tuesday) A day at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, FL. The weather has continued to stay chilly, high 30s. Packed up and left Topsail at 8 am and arrived at the NAS at 10:30 am. Got our Trolley tour tickets for 1 pm and wandered around upstairs until the 11 am museum tour started. The inside tour was very good. The guide told us the story of how a navy retiree donated $2 million to build a better USS Enterprise display. They later found out that he was the owner of the Enterprise car...

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