Econo Lodge Inn And Suites Pensacola
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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.
"Sweet home Alabama, big wheels keep on turnin." We decided to "mix it up" on our road trip through the states so chose a rural setting for Alabama. We stayed in Loxley in Baldwin County and our farm wasn't even on google maps! Our host Jerod gave us directions that included such things as turn right when the gravel turns to a dirt road and take a left at the rickety bridge. Amazingly we found it really easily and what a beautiful spot it was. Sitting on the rocking chair on ...
Yet again another fort. This one spans about 150 years. First built in 1834 to guard Pensacola Bay, it was used through the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War 1 and 2. It was decommissioned in 1946. There are very old parts of the fort with brick and mortar and later parts with concrete. There are watch towers and big concrete bunker that look like those on the coast of France. It was all place there to protect the harbor and ...