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Feb 5, 2015 - Leaving Daytona

This morning we pulled out of the KOA in Daytona @ 0800. We are very ready to get on the road again. It seems like we were just spinning our wheels waiting for our repairs. And we had to change all of our reservations a couple of times. The shower sky light is now repaired but the new awning came in damaged, so we had to put aside that repair for now. It rained all night, and it is raining as we got underway this morning. It will be a long day of driving for Spike, as we are heading to Pensacola, Florida, today. Thankfully we filled up...

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Heading to the East!

Jan 7, 2015 - Lola Loses Her Mind

We headed out today about 4 minutes before Dave Time (That's 10 a.m. to those not in the know.) It was going to be a pretty easy drive, straight up Interstate 10 across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and into Florida - but only little bits of each. My first indication that something was wrong was when I tried to input the address in Florida for the Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area in Pensacola in our Garmin GPS or Lola(as we call her.) She said there was no such state. We tried Mississippi, and she was OK with that, but would have none of...

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Jan 4, 2015 - Pensacola,Florida

We woke up this AM with a small lake around our camper! Did rain quite a bit during the night but today overcast and 67 degrees.We headed to Pensacola, Florida and toured the National Naval Aviation Museum. Saw The Magic of Flight about the Blue Angels in the Imax theater.Had lunch at the Cubi Bar Cafe which is an exact replica of the famous Cubi Officers Club in the Philippines during the war and when closed it was crated up and shipped to the museum and reassembled. Really neat!! Also toured the Lighthouse on the naval base. Tomorrow...

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Oct 29, 2014 - Fort Pickens

Our last two beach days for this trip were spent on the white sands of Pensacola Beach at Fort Pickens State Park. Although built in 1834 to protect Pensacola Harbor, Fort Pickens is now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Although the Fort is still pretty much intact, we spent most of our time walking the beaches. The surf was higher here than at St. Joe's, which was fun to watch and walk along. Miss Daisy went to the Dog Beach and was really excited by the waves. She'd charge up barking at them, then run backwards so as not to get...

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Oct 23, 2014 - Visit to Chimp Haven and on to Pensacola, Florida

We had a great time being shown around Chimp Haven by Cathy. The facility is located about 23 miles from Shreveport on land donated by a parish (county in other states). I learned a few things about chimps. They live in groups, like to be together for awhile and then separate to be alone for a time. They eat lettuce, fruits and vegetables for the most part. They sleep at night like us, need variety or they will be bored and can make babies even when they've had vasectomies! The males are 5-7 times stronger than a human male and must be...

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Apr 19, 2014 - Still in Florida

We arrived in Pensacola Florida around 3:30 (we are 1 hour behind East Coast Time). Trip was uneventful other than traveling thru some heavy rain. The KOA park where we are staying was totally flooded in the lower areas. We considered getting out our kayak. There was 6-12" of rain here before we arrived. We were fortunate enough to get a space still available on higher ground. Went out today to tour the local area once again as we have been here several times in the past. Pensacola Beach is beautiful! The sand is pure white and feels like...

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Apr 8, 2014 - Finishing up in Florida

Tonight we are staying in Pensacola, Florida just on the border with Alabama. Sunday afternoon we drove up the centre of what is called the Florida panhandle and found a very cozy campground near lake Panasoffkee just below the city of Ocala. Monday we drove further North and West and later in the day it started to rain, we realized we had just missed a large storm front that was moving North East from us and had produced several Tornadoes in passing. It rained most of the day and all through the night but we found a small secluded...

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Apr 7, 2014 - 4/15/14 Pensacola, FL

Headed out at 9:15 after some last minute shopping and topping off gas tank. Clear sailing until we got into the panhandle of Florida where it clouded up and eventually we ran into some downpours. Squealing that started during these downpours turned out to be Ann. She's not really happy with not being able to see the next car in front of us! We eventually cleared that stuff and got a little intermittent sun. Loads of RVs on the roads heading north. We wish the "snowbirds" safe travels and happy to see them go. By the time we get back home...

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2014 Southwest Trip

Feb 28, 2014 - Naval Aviation Museum/Joe Patti's

Had a wonderful day. Started off by visiting the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. Tom has wanted to go there for so many time and we are usually just driving through. So today was his day. Then we had a good lunch and the best part we found a wonderful seafood market there known as Joe Patti. They have the best fresh seafood. So we bought some salmon, scallops, oysters, stone crab claws and some shrimp. Yum yum...

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Feb 21, 2014 - St. Michael's Basilica

The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Pensacola is a minor basilica of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. St. Michael's parish was established in 1781 and the present Gothic Revival style church building was dedicated in 1886. In recognition of its historic significance the church was elevated to a basilica in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Feb 20, 2014 - Mike dresses for surgery

Well, the biggest issue for Mike was his prostate, he had to have surgery to fix what was causing the bleeding and the Surgeon Dr. Yowell, said that he had to also repair the uretha inside the prostate and said I might have to have another surgery in the future, not a fun time.

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Feb 15, 2014 - Historic Azalea Cocktail Lounge

Pensacola's oldest operating bar is the Azalea Cocktail Lounge, which is the home of the notorious unmeasured Z-pour. Known for its strong drinks and low prices, the 66-year-old lounge is considered by many a hometown staple. It really was a unique experience, a very friendly place with lots of local color. On Fridays, the bartender who has been there for over 40 years provides a free lunch to all who want to come and partake.

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