We had a fantastic time at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. We originally planned to see the Blue Angels practice at 8:30 so we were there early. But when we arrived we found it had been cancelled! We were very disappointed - at first. I mean, just how long can you look at some planes when you know nothing about them except they get you from one place to another real fast. They were everywhere: on the floor, the walls, attached to the ceiling. We just prayed that whatever is holding them up to the ceiling holds until we got out of there. But when we went through this HUGE museum we found just how wrong we were.
Usually I take the time to read the description plates but found out real quick that there was NO WAY this could be done. All I could think of is how much our Day Camp kids would LOVE to go. At specific times, they had interactive areas you could participate in. This area was designed hand-in-hand with NAS and local teachers to bring back interest in math and science for elementary children. Their scores soared when this was created. Many give homework and tests there. We only went to one of these areas.
We ate at their cafe, Cubi Cafe, which was originally in the Philipines. The cost was reasonable and the food was real good. I would highly recommend it. I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked, but couldn't decide on which ones to take so I ended up carrying my camera more than anything else. We were there for hours and as we were leaving we found another place we had not seen. I mean this museum is huge.
For any of you that have not gone there, you are really missing a treat. I would have never guessed it to be so fantastic. We thought Stennis Space Center was good, but they do not even hold a candle to the NAS!
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Blogging Without Obligation
After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .
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Meals for Energy
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