We’re off again on our 2nd annual summer road trip. Our first stop was Pensacola, FL, the new home of our beloved Moondance. When I contacted Mark and Mary, the new owners, they graciously offered to meet up and have drinks on the boat. I had mixed feelings about seeing the boat. I still miss our sailing adventures and have great memories of living aboard. In reality though, I don’t miss the maintenance and anxiety of dealing with the weather!
We originally planned to just stop for one night in Pensacola but when I did some research and discovered that the #1 attraction was the Naval Air Museum, I knew we had to extend our stay. As a real treat, Mark offered to give us a tour of the museum. He’s a former Naval pilot and gave us so much more insight to the museum.
The museum is loaded with planes from the earliest days of flight through modern times. The large plane in this photo is the first plane to fly over the Atlantic.
We left Pensacola this morning and ended up in Lake Charles, LA. It’s just a stop-over. Although we found a great restaurant and took a peek at the lake, it seems the highlight of this town is gambling (ugh!)
Tomorrow, we’re off to Austin, TX.