Today was another sunny, warm day – we are treasuring these days as in another week we will be back in Ontario where we expect to find much cooler temperatures - we are not looking forward to that!
We picked up Ginny & Gil at 7:30 this morning to head over to Pensacola to watch the Blue Angels practice. They practice every Tuesday & Wednesday morning during their stay at Pensacola and these practices are open to the public, as well as the Air Museum, and it is all free – how good can that be!!!
We all thoroughly enjoyed the show, they are amazing and at times they were flying only 18” apart at speeds of over 500 mph – wow!! John and I had seen their practice back in the spring of 2000 but today was a much clearer day weather wise so we had a better view of them coming by the bleacher area and doing their formations.
The Blue Angels
After the show we toured the museum, it is very interesting with lots of good displays.
Presidential (JFK) Helicopter - 1962
Other Vintage Helicopters
From there we drove out to the beach area between Pensecola Beach and Navares Beach, the white sand and blue/green water was beautiful. It was quite windy on the beach but we did stop and spend a bit of time there and dipped our toes into the gulf. It wasn’t exactly warm and the water was very rough but it was oh so pretty.
Gil & Ginny on the Beach
We stopped at Flounders
in Pensacola Beach for a late lunch, John & I had had lunch there a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it and we weren’t disappointed as it was every bit as good today as it was then. Flounders is right on the beach so we could see the water and John & Gil could watch some gals in bikinis playing beach volleyball – LOL!
On the way home we stopped at Joe-Patti’s, a fish place that Barb & Jack had told us about and John and I bought a couple of pounds of headless, cleaned Royal Red Shrimp to bring home. Joe-Patti’s has every kind of fish & seafood you can imagine, as well as baked products, various sauces and even gelato. Gil treated Ginny & I to some gelato, John has will power and passed on Gil’s offer to buy him some, and it was very yummy!!
It clouded over on the way home and started raining as we came into Gulf Shores – what, this wasn’t forecast!! Fortunately it didn’t last long, about ½ hour, and at one point it really poured but that was fine as we had enjoyed a great day and the weather was beautiful until after we had done everything we wanted to do – what more could we ask for.
Tonight will be a quiet evening of TV or reading.
As always, today was another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.