Friday, January 18, 2013

Naval Museum in Pensacola

P1170005 Yesterday the weather was cold and windy so we thought it would be a good day to go to Pensacola and spend the day indoors at the Naval Museum. Besides being a great place to hang out indoors and experience new things it's FREE. One of the new exhibits is Hangar One, which houses Marine One, the Presidential helicopter of President Nixon and Ford. P1170006You were able to walk up inside the entrance of the helicopter and look back through it to see how the Presidents might have spent their time on board.




P1170008 Not horribly spacious inside Marine One but enough room for a few people to sit with the President. I think now with Bo on board, it would make for tight quarters.


As I mentioned in a previous post, we were hoping the Blue Angels would be practicing while we are here but they won't be here till March. One of the staff members, at the museum, said that when they are in town the museum gets 15,000 visitors to the museum daily. They are a huge draw for the museum.

One of the exhibits shows small town USA life, as it was during wartime. There are storefronts set up and another area where it feels like you're walking through camp, where the soldiers are set up with their bunkers and tents. For those of you who aren't familiar with boondocking and how to conserve your supply of water, this best sums up what you need to do as far as showering goes:











After we left the Naval Museum, we stopped by the lighthouse for a quick picture. It was way too cold and windy to do any more than that.


We grabbed some lunch at Red Robin and then found a great organic food co-op in Pensacola. Picked up a couple of items that we haven't been able to find (unsweetened coconut flakes and ghee (clarified butter). Such a nice store and they are getting ready to do a big expansion. We'll have to check it out the next time we come to the area.

1 comment:

Bobbie and Jim said...

Love the shower rules....very similar to RV showers LOL.