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Sep 12, 2020 - Day 16 - Pensacola RV Park, Pensacola, FL

It's travel day, but with less than four hours driving time to our destination (Pensacola), we're in no big hurry to get underway. We spend 30 minutes in a futile search for Wendy's earbud. Yesterday when she got up from the dinette table, it fell out of her ear, hit her flip flop on the way down and took a freakish bounce underneath the slide out. There's only about a 1 inch gap under there but it's enough to get a good look and we can't see it anywhere. Wendy turns on the earbud locator app and we can hear it chirping (well, she can. I...

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2020 Orlando Trip

Sep 1, 2020 - Day 5 - Pensacola RV Park, Pensacola, FL

Another warm, humid morning greets LJ and I as we take our sunrise stroll. It turns out to be the one and only real highlight of the day. LJ has always been a nervous wreck when riding in any vehicle, particularly the RV. He's excited to go for a ride, but once the engine fires up and he feels that vibration, he gets nervous and stays nervous. We used to give him some meds, but found that made him lethargic for a day or two, so now we just try to get him to relax, usually without much success. Monday's drive was particularly nerve wracking...

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2020 Orlando Trip

Jun 16, 2020 - Pensacola-Western Gateway to Florida

After 9 fun days at the Hattiesburg Elks we traveled a little over 150 miles to the Pensacola, Florida Elks Lodge. We have stopped in Pensacola over the past 12 ½ years as full-timers but have never stayed more than a few days so we decided to stay for four days. The lodge was the complete opposite of the previous stay; nice people but a very small lodge that had just reopened to their members because of COVID-19. We visited areas we had never seen before as we have always stayed on base. We were “greeted”, upon our arrival, by the famous...

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New Adventures 2020

Feb 9, 2020 - Pensacola, FL

We traveled I-10 to Pensacola, FL where stayed at Pensacola RV Park. Lots of flooding here along the rivers, bayous and roadside ditches and canals. This area has had an enormous amount of rain over the last months with more predicted. We just stayed one night but this park is full every night. So different than when we first starting coming here.

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Winter 2020

Nov 22, 2019 - Sun and oysters

We headed back to the beach and sat out in 74 degree weather and watched the ocean. A blue heron tried to snatch a fisherman's fish and got Tangled in the line. They were able to extract him and the heron flew back behind us and looked like he was sulking. We got a dozen oysters at the oyster bar and marina overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Great at of hanging out!

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Nov 21, 2019 - Gulf Islands natl seashore

The weather today was beautiful so hiked part of the estuary trail in Big Lagoon and then drove over the bridge to Perdido Key. The Gulf Islands ns is near the bottom of the bridge and you can drive out several miles, park and walk over to the ocean. We sat in the sun and watched a surf fisherman catch nothing. A blue heron stood behind him hoping for handouts. We drove back to perdido and just saw high rise condos. Headed back to the campsite and are going to cook fresh tuna.

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Nov 20, 2019 - Big Lagoon sp

We drove most of the day on I10 across the panhandle and you could see where the hurricane ripped through the forests and tore up trees. We're camping at Big Lagoon on the west side of Pensacola and found a spot with no trouble. Bought shrimp and fresh tuna at Perdido seafood market about 3 miles away and stopped at the Kroger next door. A little chilly but warmer than Georgia!

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Oct 14, 2019 - Pensacola, FL

Today we went from Birmingham, AL to Pensacola, FL. We crossed over the FL state line, we are back in the state. We then went to Pensacola to meet some old friends. We met Mike and Trina Ahler, David and Monica Peoples and son Damon, and Mark and Wendy Bishop. We then went to the RV to relax.

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Apr 27, 2019 - Pensacola Naval Air Station

We stopped in to Pensacola Naval Air Station for a couple of nights. Pensacola NAS is the home of the US Navy's famed BLUE ANGELS. We visited a couple of things while in the area. Out first stop was to the National Naval Aviation Museum. More than 150 historic aircraft are on display representing WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Also on display is a lunar module from the moon landing, and a Skylab Spacecraft. There is some memorabilia from POW's in Vietnam (a very moving experience to view in my opinion) a IMAX movie theater...

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2019 Summer and Fall

Feb 10, 2019 - Pensacola, FL

Continued on I-10 to Pensacola, FL staying at Pensacola RV Park. This park is full every night and we were lucky to get a spot for two nights. However, they have opened a new section for the park and the sites still need a little work as we could not get level. Dale was not happy!!!! One day we took a drive to Perdido Key and then back into Alabana along the gulf. Beautiful drive. Pensacola was inhabited by Native American peoples thousands of years before the historical era. The Spanish claimed the city in 1698 as a buffer against French...

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Winter2019

Apr 21, 2018 - Pensacola, FL

Today we walked up the 177 steps to the top of Pensacola’s current lighthouse, placed in service in 1859. Located on NAS Pensacola, the 150 foot tower was built on a 40 foot bluff with the lens 190 feet above sea level. It was important to get this lighthouse right as the first ‘light’ for Pensacola bay was a lightship, the Aurora Borealis. The lightship worked well in calm seas but in rough waters had to be towed behind Santa Rosa Island where it was hard to see the light. In 1840 a 40’ tower was built behind a forest but the ships...

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Spring Trip 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - Pensacola, FL

NAS Pensacola Florida, arrived April 19 departing 22 We made it to Florida! We’re staying in Oak Grove RV Park on base. This base has an amazing history starting with the founding of a Spanish Colony in 1559 by Don Tristan de Luna on the bluff where Fort Barrancas was built. In 1825 President John Quincy Adams directed a naval shipyard be built at Pensacola with its rich supply of timber and harbors. In 1911 the first aircraft carrier was built and in 1913 the Secretary of the Navy decided to build an aviation training center in...

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Spring Trip 2018

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