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Shipping Out to Downtown Pensacola

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An April 2009 trip to Pensacola by Wildcat Dianne

The Juan Sebastian de Elcano from Commendencia Photo, Pensacola, Florida More Photos
Quote: Springtime brings a lot to Pensacola and myself. In April, it was my 42nd birthday which meant lunch with two new birthday buddies. In June, Mom and I went downtown to check out the Juan Sebastian da Elcano, a Spanish Tall Ship in port.
Bell on the Deck of the Juan Sebastian de Elcano Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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Primus Circumdedisti Me--Motto of the Spanish Tall Ship the Juan Sebastian de Elcano and the coat of arms of its namesake.The Juan Sebastian de Elcano is the third largest Tall Ship in the World and was named after Basque/Spanish Navigator Juan Sebastian de Elcano (1486 or 1487-1526) under the command of Ferdinand Magellan during the latter's trip to the Spice Islands in Indonesia from 1519-1522.Elcano was the oldest of four children born in the Basque country of Spain and became a sailor at a young age. He became a Commander Subject under King Carlos I and joined Magellan's fleet to the Spice Islands in 1519. The trip to the Spice Islands was t...Read More
The Juan Sebastian de Elcano Tall Ship Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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Last week, I was watching the local news station, and they came on saying that the Spanish Tall Ship the Juan Sebastian de Elcano would be visiting Pensacola from June 3-9 in honor of the yearlong 450th Anniversary celebration of the city of Pensacola. Lucky me had another rare weekend off from work, and I said to Mom we needed to check the Tall Ship out while it was in town. As a child growing up in Rhode Island, my family and I were treated to a 1976 Bicentennial celebration of several Tall Ships from around the world in Newport, Rhode Island, and the idea of seeing another Tall Ship in our lifetime was a rare and special opportunity for us to enjoy. Plus we are facin...Read More

Marble Slab Creamery

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Restaurant | "Mothers Day Ice Cream Treat"

Marble Slab Creamery Photo, Gulf Breeze, Florida
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I had gotten Mothers Day off from work in order to spend the day with Mom, who had asked that we be together for her special day. After getting a homemade breakfast from me and KFC for dinner coming later in the day, I was hoping to take a ride to a beach to walk with Mom and enjoy the gulf breezes, sand, and warm water. Before trying to find a beach, Mom and I looked at a house in East Milton, Florida before heading down Highway 87 to Navarre and a possible beach adventure and ice cream. Navarre Beach was too crowded and parking was impossible, so Mom and I drove another 20 miles down the coast to see if we could walk around Pensacola Beach's Quietwater Pier. Same results. So Mom ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2009

Marble Slab Creamery
840 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze 32561
(850) 934-7522

Fish House

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Restaurant | "Birthday Dinner with Family and Friend at The Fish House"

Fish House Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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A couple of weeks before my birthday on April 30, Mom and my sister Erika promised to take me to The Fish House, a Pensacola institue of fine dining for my birthday dinner. Erika had been there last year with her husband and some friends from her workplace and said that the chicken dish she ordered was out of this world (she doesn't eat fish), but the fish was supposed to be good too being local seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and all of the menu items having a Southern twist to each dish.I invited some friends to join me on my special day but scheduling and the restaurant being quite a distance from their homes in Pace/Milton kept some away except for my buddy Carole in Floorin...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 2, 2009

Fish House
600 Barracks Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 470-0003

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

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Restaurant | "An Early Birthday Lunch With My Birthday Buddies!"

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant Photo, Milton, Florida
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My 42nd birthday is on April 30, and for the last 8 years, I was celebrating it in Idaho with my Idaho birthday buddy Leslie by going out to dinner. Ten months later, I am now living in Florida, and I didn't know if I would have anyone to celebrate my special day. Rest assured, there were two friends at work who share the same birthday, Laurie and Valerie. Almost immediately, Laurie, Valerie, and I made plans to have lunch or dinner around our birthdays. Since Laurie was leaving on a cruise with her husband this Saturday, we decided to have an early celebration on our lunch break on Thursday, since I was working a day shift and so were Valerie and Laurie.Having an early birthday cel...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2009

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
4601 Highway 90
Milton 32571
(850) 995-8414