I always love being in the Gulf Islands National Seashore area... There is so much to see & do here or nearby here. Today we took our friends over to Pensacola to see Fort Pickens. Fort Pickens has guarded the entrance of Florida's Pensacola Bay for more then 175 years and it is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore - a fascinating old fort from the Civil War era.
Fort Pickens is a historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 and remained in use until 1947. Fort Pickens is included within the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and as such, is administered by the National Park Service.
We have been over to the Pensacola Navel Station several times to watch the Blue Angels practice. There had recently been an accident and one of the Blue Angels, U.S. Marine Corps captain Jeff Kuss loss his life so I thought we would not get to see them this time. What a wonderful surprise for us and our friends when they flew over the fort and continued to do there practice air show.
It was a great day and what a thrill for us to not only visit Fort Pickens again but to see the Blue Angels flying in the sky was the icing on the cake. Cone to Pensacola and visit there is so much to see & do. Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and try to catch the Blue Angels practice show on the base. Also Fort Pickens has a great campground for those of you who camp...