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Away For The Holidays

We’re off to spend a few days in Pensacola Beach, Florida….at a hotel right on the beach…..with Gulf view! I can’t wait!
It will be too cold to swim, but that’s OK with me, I prefer long walks on the beach anyway.

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Trevor might be coming with us 😉
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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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iFlorida Memories – Part 1

We spent two wonderful weeks in Florida last June, driving across and then south along the Atlantic coast all the way to Key West, then back towards home along the Gulf coast.
It rained almost every day (with the exception of ONE) but thankfully the timing wasn’t too bad and it usually rained when we were driving from one destination to the next.

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We saw some lighthouses and climbed to the top of most of them. This is Cape Florida.
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We saw the most amazing rainbow that lasted well over an hour! This picture was taken from our hotel room balcony
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Did I mention we saw some lighthouses?? This one is Pensacola Lighthouse as we were walking back from the beach.
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Of course a slice of Key Lime Pie (or in this case Key Lime ice-cream pie!) is a MUST!
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In Destin, Florida I even got a tattoo!! Just a henna tattoo…still too chicken for a real one. After I reassured Sara that it didn’t hurt at all, she got one, too.
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** All pictures were taken with my iPhone