Where are we today ?Today's weather is supposed to be overcast, maybe some rain so we planned to head off to Pensacola Florida about 40 minutes away and check out the National Naval Aviation Museum . We had heard about this from Sparky of Where's Eldo and thought we just need to check it out.
Well it was absolutely amazing! Free parking and free admission, we thought sounds like a good deal, check it out for an hour or two. (Boy were we wrong!) We arrived about 10 am and we re amazed at the size of this place. Huge parking lot, pretty full and as we entered the 1st building we were just overwhelmed with what we saw. This place is massive!
First we get a map and plan a strategy, walked about looking at early aircraft, and displays. the Blue Angels, WWII aircraft and more displays. Videos at various places to watch and so much interesting history here is amazing.
Treasures of lake Michigan during world war II where training of pilots on the lake to land and take off from small fresh water aircraft carriers. A great little known piece of American History.
|This plane was recovered from Lake Michigan.|
|This one restored from recovery in Lake Michigan|
|Chicken Salad sandwich and soup for me|
|Chicken Quesadia for Suzie|
|old country store|
|Suzie at the bar|
|control module for "Blimps"|
|more awesome displays|
Hey now it was 3 o'clock and thinking maybe time to head back home. We need to come back another time, and spend a day or two again, its free admission and we did not do the lighthouse tour or the free narrated tour of the boneyard either.
Stopped by a pharmacy for some cough medicine then home to relax a bit and whip up an easy supper tonight. Left overs are wonderful. Ham, scalloped potatoes, veggies, and baked beans, yep we got it made after a busy fun day.
Thanks for taking the time to drop in and hoped we did not bore you with so many pictures.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this winterView Winter 2012-1013 in a larger map