11 January 2012

our holiday stay-cation

Even though my protruding belly made it impossible to travel for Christmas this year, B still took two weeks off (the boy has too much leave I guess?) and I planned out a few fun things to do around the area. I even made an itinerary (albeit a very flexible one).

Here are some pictures of the fun things we did around Pensacola:
Museum Day at the Pensacola Museum of Art.  Tinier than I expected.
They had a beautiful exhibit of kimonos, and I loved this  one.
Across the street from the art museum is the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.  Lots of interesting Pensacola history in here!
One night we went to a Christmas celebration at the Pensacola Lighthouse on base.  Free cocoa and cookies!
B climbed the lighthouse (free!) while I took pictures.
Haven't been to a zoo in a while!  At the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores.
B made lots of new friends at the zoo.
And after this, a pelican tried to attack him.  Not kidding.
We took a day trip to Mobile, AL, since we've never been.  This is the USS Alabama Battleship.
Next to the battleship was the USS DRUM pre-nuke submarine.  Haven't looked through a periscope in a while!
B didn't let anyone there know he was on subs.  He wasn't nostalgic at all.
We also walked down Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile.
Beautiful cathedral in Mobile.
Inside of beautiful cathedral.
We grabbed some friends and attended a minor league hockey game--Pensacola Ice Flyers.  Gotta love a fight.
I'm mad because I told B to get us a drink to share and he came back with Dr. Pepper.  You would think after 2 years of marriage he would know I hate that stuff!!

Have you ever taken a "stay-cation"?


  1. Oh, how fun is that? Looks like y'all had a really good time! We do stay-cations all the time!! They can be so nice to sleep in your own bed, but still do fun things!

  2. I've been to that light house, and climbed it too! :) David took me there because it is supposedly haunted and I am a little bit of a ghost hunter. haha The story behind it is a good one!

  3. LOL, after seven years of marriage and 12 years of being together, Hubby still forgets that I hate orange juice. :)

    Looks like it was a great stay-cation!! We've never done one, but I should really put it on our to-do list!