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Monday, November 10, 2014

National Museum of Aviation, Pensacola Florida

Where are we today ?
           Today is going to be another wonderful one, great weather so we have a plan. Let's wander on down to the National Museum of Aviation in Pensacola Florida. Only 35 miles away. We were there 2 years ago and only scratched the surface of this amazing place to visit with only  a 4 hour visit. So we left here just before 9 am and got there in good time. This place has free admission and is really amazing,  if you get to this area you must visit. One day is not enough and even with a 2 day visit we have not seen everything.
         I took way to many pictures so will let you look at just a few. It is really a must do as far as we are concerned.
         So much to see on the main floor but the second floor has so much more, videos and displays we spent most of our time there this time.
       We had chosen to go to the Imx Theatre here, the video we wanted to watch was the one below. Yes it cost $8.25 each but with this huge theatre (85 ft wide screen)and effects sure was worth it.
         Next we took the Flight Line Trolley Tour (free) for an interesting 45 minute narrated tour of the outside displays.
this veteran in red (Dave), was out tour guide, some funny stories he had.
a drone helicopter
moving a Blue Angel Pane around 
another interesting video
         Now this display below was amazing and free too.
       This video was a 4d experience on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, sounds, winds, noise and even the vibration of the the planes on the deck, was amazing !

       One of the original first space capsules.
       Then we wandered over to Hanger One, checked out some displays, watched a couple more short videos, then actually bought 2 tickets for the Blue Angels 4d experience. Another amazing presentation.
         Not really too bad of a day. Free admission, we spent 5 hours there, almost nonstop, packed our own lunch to save time and money and still did not have time to see everything we wanted. Guess we need to come back again in the future.
another unmanned fighter plane
             Now its after 3 pm gonna head back home about a 45 minute drive. Our plan for supper was to BBQ some pork ribs on our Weber Q. But time was running out . So I went to Plan B. Have not done this for a while but works wonderful. Instead of a couple hours on the Q, I whipped out our pressure cooker, put a rub on the ribs, on top of a tiny trivet, 1/2 cup watter, sauerkraut and once under pressure about 12 minutes. So tender.
        Preheat the Weber Q and just brushed the ribs with a BBQ sauce I whipped up, then glazed them for about 12 minutes, so tender, tasty and fall off the bone good.
yep sure did the trick
       That was it for another fun busy day, ending with a very tasty meal. 
       Hope you had a wonderful one too!

Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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16 comments:

  1. Looks like you had another fun filled day in Paradise. I love aviation museums. Perhaps, it has something to do with retiring from an airline. Don't know but love the old planes, new planes and smell of jet fuel. Thanks for taking us on a tour.

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    1. Glad you could come along.
      This is one amazing place that you would really love.

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  2. I loved this museum and look forward to a return visit. Thanks for the picture of the Coast Guard airplane, no I didn't fly on that type of aircraft, but they do have an example of a Coast Guard helicopter that I flew on many times. I guess I'm old! ;c)

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    1. Thus museum is worth a few visits.
      When I saw this plane just knew I had to take a picture of it for you.

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  3. It is a great place and only 30 miles from where we live:)

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  4. I'm generally not big on museums except this type and this looks well worth visiting - thanks for sharing.

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    1. We are not to big on museums either, but this one sure is amazing.

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  5. I agree, it's a comeback place. The docent that walked us through had been a tailgunner and told the stories behind the stories.

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    1. So many great stories to be told and heard, love it there.

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  6. That looked to be a great museum. The ribs though looked even better!

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    1. Thanks Rick it was a great day all round.

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  7. We visited this museum also and had a great time. You are right, the price is well worth it. Our tour guide was a Veteran too, and what a great job he did.

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    1. They are all great. Gotta love free, even a few bucks to the Imax was well worth it too.

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  8. You guys are sure seeing and doing lots. Love the pics !!

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    1. We just do a bit at a time, and enjoy what we do, thanks for dropping by Denise.

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