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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!
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.
I ended up taking Johnson to University, but when I got to the light I needed to turn at to get onto University, it wouldn't turn green. (Is it just me or does that always happen when you need to be somewhere?)
Figuring that it would be quicker to make a u-turn at that time of night, I took a right only to run into a huge traffic snarl outside of University Hospital. It looked as though one of the water mains had burst, and so ...
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