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... for what felt like an eternity but was probably much shorter, our wonderful beach neighbors helped him back.
After the beach we took a scenic drive through the Gulf Shores National Seashore while the kids sacked out in the car. Then dinner and a great fireworks show on the bay! Great day in Florida and we're excited to get to Nora Carolina to see the Murphys tomorrow!
Almost 700 miles driven today! From 5:30am to 8:30pm and we did it! Overall it was great and not as hard as we thought it might be. The first part was pretty smooth except an accident in the beltway in Houston. We stopped for lunch at 11:30am in lake Charles, Louisiana at a nice shady park which had clean bathrooms and picnic tables. We had a nice picnic lunch and the kids played then back on ...
... airport. Our flight was supposed to leave at 9pm, but the storms delayed that by about 2 hours. We were so exhausted, but tried not to sleep...to no avail. Our bodies were on Madrid time so that 11pm was really 5am!!! We finally got home after midnight and it was hard to settle down, but we eventually did.
Our girls trip to Europe was amazingly wonderful ...
Spent the day in Pensacola today to visit the Fort Pickens unit of the National Seashore. This is the largest of three forts that guarded the entry into Pensacola Bay. This is directly across the narrow entry of the bay from Fort Barrancas, where we went yesterday. This fort is very similar in design to Barrancas (the new part, built by the U.S.), but this one is much bigger. The brick five-point design ...
... toward the beaches was really bad--we made it over the first one, but, at the advice of one of the rangers, decided to forego the second. We went back up into Pensacola to the Fort Barrancas, which is on the current active naval station. Fort Barrancas was first built by the Spanish in the 16th century. It changed hands a number of times between the Spanish, French, and British, until the ...
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