Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Poking around Pensacola

Fort Pickens Campground
Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL

Today we had made plans
to go into Pensacola and 
see some of the sights there.

Our first stop was  the:

Now, I'm not one for this kind of museum..
but indulged George a bit.
I did find it kind of cool though :-)
I was amazed at all the different types
of planes, helicopters, and 
other combat planes there were.

George liked the hands-on experience..

..but I enjoyed the personal stories 
of the POW's..

We took a flight line tour on a trolley..

where a tour guide told us about
many aircraft that have been retired..

Our next stop was to the
Pensacola Lighthouse

There are 177 stairs to the top..

and we did all of them!

The view from the top was fabulous!

We could even see where we walked yesterday..
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For dinner we met up with 
at a great little place called
The Oar House.

We had a great meal, great
conversation, and a good time!


  1. We did the museum too, but missed the lighthouse. Will have to go back and do that. Your view was awesome!

  2. 177 steps to the top of the lighthouse??? You go!!!

  3. I loved the museum, and you can't beat the admission price. You kids look like you're having a blast! :c)

  4. Great job of all those steps! Good way to work up an appetite. Excellent picture of the 4 of you.

  5. Climbing the steps up the light house would have been my workout for the day.