Extended Stay America - Pensacola - University Mall
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... blooming and very lovely. I'll let the pictures tell the story.
Interesting note: Mr. Bellingrath made his fortune as a Coca Cola bottler and distributor. He and his wife designed the gardens as a hobby and to relieve stress. They opened them to the public first just to the community. It was such a success that they opened the gardens to the ...
... s about four blocks long and one block wide. There are several homes of all sizes and shapes, large former government buildings that are now museums, a former theater and all bordered by city plazas or parks.
We begin at the T. T. Wentworth Museum, an assortment of his lifetime collections. It’s in a Renaissance Revival Building that was once the Pensacola City Hall. There is an informational plaque in front that gives ...
... one was powered by a side paddle wheel), removed most of the superstructure and built flat tops to simulate carriers. There were much smaller than battle carriers, but the pilots were able to train in the relative safety of Lake Michigan. Pilots came there after ground school and flight school to qualify for carrier flight. Qualifying required eight successful take-offs and landings. After just eight, the pilots, mostly 20 year olds, were ...
... 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 ...