For our end-of-summer
trip this year we went to the beach. We stopped off in Mississippi on
the way to Alabama for a night and we stayed in Louisiana for a night on the
way back, but the rest of the time we were in an Alabama State Park about 3
minutes from the beach. The kids had a blast. Other than
swimming and playing on the beach, we did a bunch of other neat things like
a dolphin cruise, visiting the USS Alabama, going to the Naval Aviation
Museum in Pensacola and seeing the Blue Angels practice for free.
The USS Alabama, the Naval
Aviation Museum, and The Blue Angels. The Blue Angels were intense
and impressive. As they were pulling 6 or 7 G's, I found myself
thinking "I wonder if boxers or briefs are better." Turns out, for
Lt. Amy Tomlinson, it was a moot point. Also, in the picture below
of four planes with 2 upside down, you can see the person in the rear seat
of the upside down plane at the top of the picture raising their arms.
When I blew the photo up, you can see that they are actually taking a
"The 3 Guns"
"The USS Alabama"
Reagan next to one of Reagan's Marine One Helicopters
"Hang on, Mom!"
is all I can say.
Notice the top, upside down plane, rear seat.
"Now Say 'Cheese!'"