BEST WESTERN PLUS Blue Angel Inn
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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 ...
... We hit some bad traffic just outside if Baton Rouge and lost us about an hour. Dinner stop in Biloxi Mississippi and then the last 120 miles to Pensacola! There were of course several other bathrooms stops sprinkled in there :) The kids went a little crazy when we got to our hotel, lots of pent up energy to burn but were happy and having a great time. We can't wait to hit the beach ...
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 ...
... and onward. Most of these forts seem to have been decommissioned following WWII, when it was clear that they were useless in an era of bomber planes which could just fly right over them.
We had dinner at the Fish House, a locally famous spot on the harbor in downtown Pensacola. This was a recommendation from Bonnie, our B&B innkeeper, and it was an excellent one. The menu has ...
... br> There is a nice self-guided tour of the fort buildings. The whole fort is bounded by a series of arched galleries; the arches support the weight of the bricks and guns above them. Interestingly, in this fort--and nowhere else I've ever seen, the walls of the gallery are also curved to assist in the load bearing job. I took lots of photos, and a selection is included here.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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