Friday, May 28, 2010

Visiting Pensacola and Ft Pickens

Today we woke to another nice day, even though showers were predicted. We took off around 10am for Pensacola, about a 50 mile drive from here.

Our first stop:

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This is a small store but we managed to spend $100+.. Isn’t there always something we must have..

We were amazed to see how many windows on this 5er!

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Then on to:

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And:

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Its been awhile since we visited Ft. Pickens. The road to the Ft looks like this:

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Kevin said it reminds him of snow..

This area was destroyed by hurricane Ivan several years ago and was closed for quite some time.  We camped here about 8 years ago and we enjoyed the campground at that time. Today we were not impressed.

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The picture actually does it justice. It really wasn’t in good shape. Doesn’t seem like they are keeping up with it, but they are still rebuilding, so perhaps that is why.

Alot of the trees were destroyed:

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We can’t believe the Fort Pickens is still standing:

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The cannons on top:

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This Fort is the largest of 4, built to defend Pensacola Bay and its Navy Yard. It operated from 1834-1940’s. Geronimo was once a prisoner at this Fort in the 1800’s…

While there, we watched a few of these fly over:

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Kevin seems to think it was an F18 fighter jet..

Quite often in this area you can see the Blue Angels flyover while practicing, but not today..

Now we were hungry, so our drive back along the National Seashore:

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Until we reached my favorite restaurant in the area:

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For their She Crab Soup….mmmmmm2010 May 048

This soup is served with sherry on the side!

Kevin had the fish plate:

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And I had the  crab cake sliders:

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Yummy…   We love it here, it is right on the beach and they play great music:

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What a great day….

LIG

3 comments:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

That is a great part of the country and our home area, which we do not get to often enough.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

oh that last pic is like a picture postcard! says WISH YOU WERE HERE! LOL LOL

Lovely shots of the beach, makes us want to be there too. Thanks!

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KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

oh that last pic is like a picture postcard! says WISH YOU WERE HERE! LOL LOL

Lovely shots of the beach, makes us want to be there too. Thanks!

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Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/