Pensacola, Florida and the Fourth of July Weekend

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I decided not to bring my nice camera so I apologize about the quality of these photos. 

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The Fourth of July is my FAVORITE holiday! I love fireworks, the warm weather, the food, the colors and the whole shebang. We decided to drive two and half hours and head to Pensacola, Florida with Nick and Sarah for the weekend.
DAY ONE: We got to Pensacola around 1230 on Saturday, stopped at Wal-Mart for drinks and then headed to the beach. In order to get to Pensacola beach you have to go over 2 bridges and lets just say that the traffic was horrible!! Once we got to the beach, we drove around for what felt like 10 hours in order to find a parking spot. After we FINALLY found a parking spot, we camped out on the beach with the crowds for the next few hours. After Beaching it up we decided to go check into the hotel and get ready for dinner. We decided to hit up McGuires for dinner. McGuires is an Irish pub that it too delicious for its own good and the original location is in Pensacola. Brady got the Lamb chops and a week later is still drooling over how much he loved them. After dinner we went to check out downtown and ended up at Seville Quarter’s listening to dueling pianos in the Rosie room. Those guys were so talented and pretty funny. It was a good time.
DAY TWO:  Because traffic was so bad the day prior, we decided to head to the beach early. We woke up, had breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe and then spent the rest of the day at the beach. For dinner we ended up at Landshark Bar and Grill. This place is right on the beach, has hammocks in the palm trees, corn hole boards, amazing pork tacos and a fantastic sunset. We spent a good chunk of time there and it was probably my favorite part of the weekend. I highly recommend hanging out there for a while if you get a chance to.
DAY THREE: We didn’t have a whole lot of time on day three because we needed to be in Panama City Beach at a certain time in order to pick up a friend at the airport. We spent what little time we had at the National Naval Aviation Museum, located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. I am a super nerd and love going to museums, specifically military history type of museums. If you ever get a change to visit here, I recommend taking a tour because some of the stories we got to hear were pretty fantastic. It is pretty crazy to see what generations before us had to deal with and how they acted in the face of adversity. It was a perfect thing to do the day before the Fourth of July! Another fun thing you can do at the museum is do a 360° simulator of a Blue Angel. I got so disoriented while trying to fly the dang simulator and Brady kept telling me to “pay attention to my instruments”.  One of us is clearly a pilot… Haha
Besides the holiday traffic, Pensacola was a blast! I really wish that we had more time while down there because I felt like there were a million things we didn’t get to do and see!

What is your favorite thing to do/see in Pensacola? If you have never been there, what is on your bucket list of things to see in Pensacola? Leave me a comment! 🙂

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