Econo Lodge Inn And Suites Pensacola
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... The RVs are replaced with travel trailers and fifth wheelers with young families down here for Spring Break. The monthly calendar of activities ceased existence (no more Thursday night Bingo or Elvis Revisited programs) and even the Guest Host has changed to a younger family. Our little paradise will not be back until next winter.
We don't have neighbors around us. It feels like we are living in a ...
... on the other. The island is not more that a couple hundred yards wide in places. The fort is part of the National Park System so there is no development on this part of the barrier island. It’s really pretty deserted right now.
Interesting note: The white sand is ground quartz that has was down the rivers over millennia from the Appalachian Mountains. Who knew water and time could make such beautiful sand from mountain rocks? ...
... but the Saturday afternoon life is boring. We also planned to go into the Christ Church Cathedral, but back-to-back weddings were schedules for the entire afternoon so no tours, not even a peak in the door.
We enjoyed our day, but it just wasn’t as expected. Oh, well. It didn’t rain today, the skies were blue, and the sun was shining. ...
... fun. So we got to the hotel in Pensacola and met downstairs and walked the short distance to the bowling alley. We bowled 2 games and mostly sat around and talked and laughed. Again, it was a fun crew and we just all got along really well. The captain, Art, nicknamed us 3 girls Artie's Angels (like Charlie's angels). After we ...
... until 1947 when airplanes, missiles and bombs made harbor forts obsolete. The fort consists of over 21.5 million bricks which were made locally and barged to the site.
The only real action the fort endured occurred when the country was at war with itself. Fort Pickens was one of four seacoast forts in the South that remained in Union control during the Civil War. In 1861, Union forces at FP ...