Our next stop was at Pensacola, FL home of the Blue Angels and a superb Naval Aviation Museum. If you go be sure to go on the inside and outside tours. We stayed at the Oak Grove Fam Camp. We enjoyed a New Year's Eve pot luck and Karaoke. We met some wonderful people including a young family with two girls age 11 and 13 (I think), they were taking a year off and traveling around the country. We will probably run into them again as we are going to some of the same places. The Pensacola Base was a very large gorgeous base, right on the water. There is a state park just west of Pensacola called Big Lagoon State Park. It looks like a great place to stay, maybe next year.
Looking out our door the water is only about 200' away
We had some spectacular sunrises
The bay was being dredged 24/7. When the barge was full of the dredgings they dumped it at this plant on a tiny island. Not sure what they did with it then.
New Year's Eve Karoke
Eleven year old Mattie became the first brave sole to sing
Yep, that's an owl along trail to lighthouse The sun was already down so I was lucky to get this shot
Many places on base and around town are these cute dressed up pelican statues
Naval Aviation Museum - Fantastic
Outside waiting to be refurbished by the volunteers
The famous Cubi Bar in the Philippians was completely dismanteled and brought to the museum, all decorations, bar and furniture
Boardwalks and sand fences (like snow fences) are everywhere, they don't want you to walk on the dunes
sunset at west end of base
That's it for now, safe travels to all
Nancy & Joe