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Pensacola Lighthouse

Our first stop after crossing into Florida was Pensacola Lighthouse. We had to drive through the Naval Air Station to get to it, and once at the top of the lighthouse, could watch airplanes taking off and landing. If you’re really lucky you can see the Blue Angels practicing (no such luck for us)

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Getting our feet wet in the warm Gulf waters
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View from the beach
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No flip-flops allowed! The girls and I had to climb the lighthouse barefoot. There was even someone at the bottom of the stairs, making sure everyone deposited their flip-flops in a little cubby before climbing to the top. (I thought that was kind of fun and didn’t mind at all…although the kids didn’t agree with me)
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Painted pelican
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Beautiful white sandy beaches. What really surprised me that the sand was cool to the touch and not burning hot like sandy beaches normally are.
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8 responses

  1. How nice to see memories of warmth, and sandy beach and sunny skies! Ahhh! Just what you need in November.

    3. November, 2013 at 07:34

    • Thanks Karen….if only we could be there right now…

      3. November, 2013 at 12:05

  2. I like the feet. 🙂

    3. November, 2013 at 12:13

  3. LOVE lighthouses!! and the last one looks so peaceful, wish I was there right now instead of yelling “Do your homework!!!”

    5. November, 2013 at 20:41

    • I wish I was there, too….at any of them.
      My kids have to do homework right after school, before they get to do anything fun. Mean mom!! LOL

      5. November, 2013 at 20:54

  4. Daneen

    Gorgeous! Is the no flip-flop rule there to keep people from flipping and flopping down all those steps?

    8. November, 2013 at 11:42

    • LOL or slipping and sliding down all those steps. I’m guessing they’ve had some people slip on the way down….although all the other lighthouses we’ve been to (with the same kinds of steps) didn’t have a “no flip flops” rule.

      8. November, 2013 at 11:58

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