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Dec 16, 2015 - Progress is hard work!

This week was no less busy....it has flown by! Mainly taken up with the tons and tons of paperwork, red tape and referenced documentation we need for our change of status. We have lived with piles of papers strewn across the floor all week....the inevitable proof of just about everything that our lives have been since birth and beyond. But we can finally breathe a sigh of relief - it was all attached to a drop box today and given to our immigration lawyer....hopefully he knows what to do with it all! In between the madness and chaos, we...

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Jan 20, 2014 - Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach FL.

On our way to Fort Pickens we saw several Grand Blue Herons siting in their nest. As we drove along the road through Gulf Shores National Seashore along the Gulf of Mexico, we saw an Osprey carrying something, we got some good pictures and when we looked closer we saw it was a fish he was taking back to his nest. We visited Fort Pickens, a fort we did not see the last time we were in Pensacola two years ago. Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after...

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Jan 15, 2013 - Gulf Shores, Alabama

Another beautiful day in Florida -and Alabama too! We took a walk on the beach this morning. It was lovely out, just warm enough to walk along the beach with your feet in the water. Too cool to swim but, ankle deep is OK. Terra and I made it out to a little sandbar and Mike equipped it with my own little "palm" tree. Too funny. We were going to go to the Naval Air Museum today but, since it was so nice out, decided to make our way over to Gulf Shores Alabama instead. There were a couple of spots that I wanted to check out. There is a bar...

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Jan 14, 2013 - Gulf Shores National Seashore, FL

Today we said goodbye to St. George Island. It was such a wonderful stay that it was hard to leave. But, there is more coastline to explore. We headed west along Rte 98 with Pensacola for our destination. Some campers told us about Gulf Shores National Seashore and the Fort Pickens Campground. So, off we went. The area around St. George Island is very quiet and relaxed (well, at least in January). I would guess that is why it is called the forgotten coast. As we headed west, it got increasingly busier, more congested, more developed, more...

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Jan 7, 2013 - Fort Pickens Campground

The morning of Jan 7th we left Ho-Hum RV Park and drove to Fort Pickens Campground which is located on the western m ost tip of Santa Rosa Island just west of Pensacola Beach, FL. The beach runs the full length of the Island which is about 42 miles long. There are many resorts and beach homes located here. Fort Pickens Historic Park and Campground used to be a Florida State Park but is now operated and maintained by the National Park Services. The campground is really nice nestled among trees with paved roads and campsites and 50/30 amp...

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Oct 24, 2010 - Ft Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Beach, Florida

On Sunday, October 24th we checked into Fort Pickens National Park on Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola Beach, Florida. We made it back to our home state! This is the first year the Park has been open since 2004 due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ivan. Santa Rosa Island is about 50 miles of beautiful white sand beaches! This park with the white sand dunes is amazing! Monday morning we hear aircraft overhead only to find that the Navy’s Blue Angels were practicing. This was exciting and a total surprise. The Blue Angels are based at...

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Jan 25, 2010 - Fort Pickens near Pensacola Beach

The weather this morning was sunny and so, although still cool and quite breezy, we decided to get on the bike and ride! We took off and headed along the coast over to Okaloosa County to get an ABC photo. On the way, we crossed the three mile Pensacola Bay Bridge – about a mile onto the bridge, we had to stop because about six emergency vehicles were in our path – we saw officers leaning over the bridge with ropes, and surmised that someone may have jumped. After our day trip, I went on line and found out we were right - thank goodness,...

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Jan 31, 2008 - Florida

We drove over to Florida today, and went to Fort Pickens, However, we had to turn around about 2 mile from the fort they had the road closed for the winter, so we want get to see the fort because I'm sure not coming back in the summer.And i have seen all the sea water i want to see for awhile.

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