Thursday, December 8, 2011

The motorhome did not get out of the garage until about 4:15 yesterday, and the bill was atrocious!!! Yes, we did have to have the work done, and they did the best they could, but still...sigh.

We had a terrific lunch with Jim and Ellie at Daddy's Grill - I had shrimp and it was just to die for - so fresh it popped! Yum! oh yeah, sweet potato fries too :) David had the shrimp basket was lovely, and we sat and chatted a while with this wonderful couple! Hopefully we can get together with them again before we head down the road!

This morning we got up and went to Pensacola to the National Naval Museum - all I can say is WOW! It is free...extremely large, wonderful exhibits, spotlessly clean, and free! David was in heaven - lots of tv's with clips about carriers, planes, and submarines, very well done - took us 4 hours to walk around and we left a second building because we were tired...and it was free! The pictures do not do it justice as usual - it was just awe inspiring walking around and touching a part of history! Of course, per our friends here at Rainbow Plantation, no visit to the museum is complete without a visit to the Cubic Bay Cafe/Bar. The story goes that when the US closed the base in the Phillippines, they dismantled Cubic Bay and brought over every plaque and picture that was there...and it is totally amazing - many of them have been touched so much they are hard to read, but David was able to find the USS Wichita that he BOARDED IN THE PHILIPPINES!!! How cool is that - and he took a picture of it too! We were unable to find the USS Tolavana, the other ship her served on, but was thrilled to find the Wichita. Oh yeah, Pensacola is the home of the Blue Angels :)

I drove home while David napped, then walked Cinder, and it was time to go to the clubhouse where we had signed up for chicken (me) and pork (him) and the dinner was excellent - both came with baked mac & cheese, black eyed peas, roll, salad and dessert, and drinks for $6 each - what a bargain! I brought David back to the MH and I went back to the clubhouse and played 9 games of Bingo - didn't win but had a good time.

Now we are snuggled in, and I'm having a glass of wine...yum! Do you know that the $4 buck chuck at Wal Mart is pretty good wine? I like it pretty well - of course, I've never been an expert :)

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