Instead, we enjoyed a blue sky decorated with wispy clouds, with sugar-white sand beaches and the Gulf waters gently lapping the shore.
I got up early and made it to line dancing, where the class continues to grow. When I got home, Jim informed me he had prepared a picnic lunch and had the car loaded and ready to go. Wow – what a guy! He earned himself about a million “hubby-points” for that!
We took off towards the coast and ended up turning East – towards Florida.
We stopped at a public beach along the way:
Where we enjoyed the warm, sunny day and the beach treasures:
We continued and found the Gulf Islands National Seashore:
We enjoyed our picnic lunch at the National Seashore:
After lunch, we continued on and ended up at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, located on Pensacola Naval Air Station. We enjoyed wandering through the massive exhibit hall where there are many planes displayed. What I found most interesting was this exhibit – Quilts!
This is a quilt challenge and traveling exhibit celebrating 100 years of Naval Aviation. The stories attached to each quilt described the relationship of the quilter to the Navy – and they were wonderful and touching to read.
Just across street from the museum, we found the Pensacola lighthouse, lit in 1859 and still active today.
The closest to an alligator for today was this guy Jim found loitering around on the lighthouse porch:
What a day!