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Wherever Home is Parked?

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Friday, December 30, 2011

More Sightseeing

I got up early today and went outside and spent a few hours sitting outside doing my daily devotions.  It was a beautiful morning.  Temps were wonderful so of course that meant a trip to the beach!

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This guy was the only one out of all those fishing who was catching anything.  I believe this picture of a pompano is what his fish was?

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The waves today were breath taking and huge! 

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There was several people enjoying the beach .. a father with his kids, kite flyers, fishermen.

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Of course then there was old women who like to sit on the beach, listen to the waves and read a romance novel .. oh yeah that is me .. snicker


Lexi was rearing to go for her daily walk so we loaded up in the truck and headed to the bay.  Ooops that isn’t the bay .. actually we took her to a new area of the bay. 


Fort Pickens is between the bay and the Gulf as they had several forts inside a fort to protect the Gulf and the bay.

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We hadn’t walked out onto the fisher pier so we decided today would be a great day to do that. 

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Things were swimming around in the water

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oh yeah and riding around in the water

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I just couldn’t resist getting my feet in the water.  It was cold at first but in not time it felt great .. Lexi didn’t think so when she rubbed against a dead jelly fish and so she got threw in to get the sand and hopefully smell washed off.

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Then i just had to make foot prints in the sand

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they had a museum in one of the buildings here but it really wasn’t much.  We thought it would give us some history of what the buildings were all around but it didn’t.  We assume they may have been barracks? 

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Then it was time to head back home .. on our way we passed a small cemetery so we went back to check it out.


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These grave stones were originally at Chasefield Plantation which is now the Navel Air Station and so they were moved here.  Chasefield Plantation was the home Major William chase who supervised the construction of Fort Pickens.


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It’s been another great day and it’s hard to believe that we are on our 5th day here!  Time has flown by and only 1 more day left in the year of 2011. 

Lunch was left overs and dinner was oats .. the campground is pretty close to full as it looks like several have come in to enjoy a holiday weekend.  The spot in front of us is still empty, but the sites all around are filled up now.