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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

Apr 14, 2018 - Visiting the Semples

Off the road for a three days we stayed with the Semples. George, a navy doctor, is currently deployed. Too bad as his second son, JT, is awarded the highest rank in scouting: Eagle. His brother, George, also an Eagle Scout participated in the ceremony and gave a great speech. Great visit with Char and the boys. Note: Char is the daughter of Peg Marcy who was Matron of Honor at our wedding in 1980.

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May 22, 2017 - Finally on the road

Well the day finally arrived for us to take off on our summer trip to California and parts out west. We spent the good part of last week loading and trying not to forget something-- I have already found out that I forgot my mouse! Anyway we got up Monday and were on the road by 8:30 am. One of the best things about the route for this trip is that we do not have tp travel on US 301 for 2 and 1/2 hours. Just headed up 27/441 to the Markets of Marion and took the cut off to I-75 and headed north. I-75 is a much better road than I-95 and we...

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Jul 2, 2016 - A drive, a fort and a beach

This morning we got up and had a good breakfast. Charlotte had an interview scheduled today at 12, so I puttered around the rig doing some odd jobs. At 12 Charlotte called her appointment and was able to reach this person, but they said that they were on their way out the door. She talked to him a little and made arrangements to have him write his answers down and email them to her. How can someone be heading out the door at the time they have scheduled and interview? Makes you wonder. Now we are free the rest of the day so we hop in the...

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To Maine and back

Jul 1, 2016 - Hanging with the homey

Got up a little late today. Charlotte had an interview at 10 am so we were going to wait for that to be done before doing anything. She was unable to contact him at 10, so she thought that maybe she got the time wrong and it should be 12 so we waited. Tried to contact him at 12 and still unable to reach him. She left him a message to call her and we waited for awhile. He never did call. While waiting I worked on the blog for a good portion of the day. I am not a good writer, and words come hard to me, so it takes some time for me to get...

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To Maine and back

Jun 30, 2016 - Going back in time

Today we were up, ate breakfast and just about ready to get in the car for driving around today. It has been raining heavily this morning and as we were about ready to leave it really started pouring. We kinda waited for it to slow down, but before we could leave a lady from another RV knocked on our door and said that her awning was out and she couldn't get it in. It was filling with water and she asked if I could help. We drove over and I tinkered with the switch to see if I could get it working but nothing happened. So I started to use a...

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To Maine and back

Jun 29, 2016 - Work day

Today is a work day. We had a great breakfast in the RV and then I needed to get back to work. I work for a business doing their accounting which is all online, so I can do it from anywhere. We also lost water at the RV park this morning, but it was back up and running by noon. But we are told that we should boil the water before drinking until they have it tested. So I ran out and grabbed some bottled water for drinking. We finished the day with a wonderful walk together and watched a beautiful sunset.

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To Maine and back

Jun 28, 2016 - National Naval Aviation Museum

Today I am off to another museum, but first, I have to stop and have breakfast at the Waffle House. Out here in the south, they are more plentiful than McDonalds. It seems like you can't drive two miles without seeing one. Good breakfast for a very good price. I had been to one thirty years ago and wanted to go again. You will be hearing me say that a lot, as I will go back to the different places I have been and try them again. Today it is off to the National Naval Aviation Museum on Pensacola Naval Air Station, which is just 7 miles down...

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To Maine and back

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