Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms
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... houses, some very ran down. Alabama people all seem fairly laid back and do everything slow. Then we had a stop at USS Alabama Battlefields Memorial Park. Was pretty much a get off, take a pic, get on stop. Bit of a shame. Then we went to Pensacola Beach. I got my feet wet then got back on the bus to go to the hotel. There was a jellyfish warning flag out. Yuck. The hotel had cookies on arrival, always nice to get another ...
... to see it. The museum is located in the navy base, also home to the Blue Angels aerobatic team. Sadly, we missed their practice session, but the museum visit made up for it.
The array of exhibits ranges from not long after the Wright brothers' era to the space age. While you might not associate the US navy with aviation, in fact it's a large part of what they do (think ...
... people make up for it.
Our journey continues almost to Florida through 2 other states, Mississippi and sweet home Alabama. Pensacola is nice and has some great beaches. We checked out Perdido Key and Destin. But the later was a bit to touristy for us and not very dog friendly.
... We celebrated Phil's birthday at Happy Hour at Wentzell's Oyster Bar. There were about 20 people there at a huge table in the center of the bar. We laughed, toasted Phil, and talked for a couple hours, all just steps away from the beach. It is a great place to meet for happy hour.
*We met for dinner at Sea 'n Suds, a bar/restaurant down on the edge of the beach. We didn't eat on the open air deck because it ...
... Rita and Phil, and E and Mark, we decide we need to leave by 9:00 a.m. for an 11:30 show because it is going to busy. At the last minute the decision is made to bring the dogs. We dutifully retrieve Lily from Freddie because the other two couples have their dogs. Lesson #4: Listen to your own logic. It doesn't matter what others are doing. If it doesn't make sense to you, don't do it! Of course, when we arrived at the Naval base we ...