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... I had been told by an American friend of mine that this part of Florida was 'white-trash', but I have to admit, we don't always share the same opinions.
We had been upgraded to first class on the flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Pensacola and were well into the holiday spirit. Workman met us at the airport and it was great to see her again, she was as fun as ever. It was hot and sunny and ...
... lady for years and years!
Moving right along, we went out to the viewing area for the Blue Angels. Larry hadn't seen them in many years, and Josh never had. They put on a great show! I'll just add a few photos of this.
The last item on our agenda for today was the Pensacola Lighthouse. I'd wanted, for years, to climb those steps. There are 177 steps. Josh made it up and back down. I got up 58 steps, decided discretion was ...
... he made my picture. Josh is getting to be a good photographer. When we all went down to the beach, he made pix of his Daddy and me in our almost-matching hats.
Oh my - this is getting pretty long! Just a couple more beach pix from this afternoon's walk, and we'll call this 'un done. If I see anything else interesting, it can go onto tomorrow's.
Back to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. What horrors will the Seaview face tonight???
... NEVER forget the eel I caught when I was maybe nine or ten years old. EVIL looking, it was! Anyway, even though it was still windy, we did go to the canal. Larry & Josh proceeded to drown pieces of squid, and I made pix of a beautiful tug pushing barges. Larry caught several fish too small to keep, and one rock. It was a better photo op than fishing trip.
One boat, moving really fast down the canal, ...
... Got to figure out why. Yang wanted some for dinner but I convinced her to wait to Miami where Stone Crabs are fresh and tasty.
Packed up, ready to go first thing tomorrow morning. We have a 2:20pm flight and need to drive about 3.5 hours back to New Orleans, so I'm figuring we need to leave here about 8am. Its going to be a long day so off to bed before 12am!