Posted by: sunnyharvy | November 17, 2013

Goodbye Florida, Hello Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana

Al took this photo on our last night with Randy. Neither of us has changed a bit in the 40-some years since we won a Prindle 16 National Championship together…right?

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From Randy’s house in Fort Walton Beach, FL we drove directly to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL where we spent several enjoyable hours.

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This retired pilot provided a great guided tour.

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Stealthy experimental drone.

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Blue Angels atrium

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Some cool old planes…

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and some very old (and very large) flying machines…

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even some cool stuff from the lunar landing!

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By the time we finished up at the museum it was nearly sunset, so we headed just a few miles down the road to Big Lagoon State Park. We didn’t have very high expectations, but were pleasantly surprised and appreciative of how they preserved the natural landscape. These truly Floridian places are few and far between, but thank goodness someone preserved them.

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The next day we made it to New Orleans, LA where we are currently camped just across the Mississippi from the French Quarter at the surprisingly quiet and serene Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego. After over three weeks in Florida, we added three more states (Alabama, Mississippi & Louisiana) in one day to our tally, which now totals fourteen.

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