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Happy 4th of July!
We had a great time at Pensacola Beach! We got there at 9:45am and stayed until 3pm and even with a easy up shade, rash guard wearing and 3+ sunscreen applications we all got sunburn! But it was great, the sand was white, the water was clear and great temp, good/calm conditions and everyone could walk out a ways without it being too deep. We ...
Well, this day came a little too soon...three weeks was a long time, but it definitely went by quickly. Madrid's airport is huge...and I mean much bigger than you can imagine. After checking in, we headed to our gate and the sign at the airport train said it was 22 minutes away...WHAT?!?!? After finally arriving at our gate and boarding the plane, we settled in for some ...
... smaller fort than either of the first two, and is in terrible shape, but is interesting because it was developed on exactly the same pattern as Fort Pickens was. In fact, seeing four of these forts in three days reveals that there was a clear over-arching plan in place for the development and redevelopment of all the forts. Both of the ones we saw today--Morgan and the fort across Mobile Bay, Fort Gaines--feature the five-sided brick star and ...
... it today, and, apparently, it is the only one of 42 forts built to protect the coast from invaders of which nothing remains. Fort McHenry in Baltimore is one of those 42. If you are interested in this topic, there is an interesting article here. Seeing several of these forts really gives you a good idea of how much money and effort went into trying to defend the young United States in the wake of ...
... FISHEY - EAT CHICKEN ! !
We were at the bay side fish market about 8 miles out of the town of Gulf Shores. We love fish. Larry was asking how strong a fish taste did each of the varieties on display have. He normally chooses mild tasting fish. I was jokingly telling the ol' weathered fisherman behind the fish counter, "just call it fish and I'll eat it". Larry kept saying, "I don't like a strong fishy taste". ...
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