Sunday, October 11, 2009

The National Naval Aviation Musuem

So we arrived in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan rather, really early Sunday morning. The weather forecast for the first couple of days wasn't spectactular by any means. Not that big of a deal for Sunday. We had to get groceries and take care of a few things anyway but we had to find something to do on Monday and we didn't want to spend a lot of money doing it. So we headed on over to the National Naval Aviation Musuem in Pensacola, Florida where the admission was cheap. It was FREE!! It also happens to be the home of the world-famous Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. If we had gone a day later and got there early, we may have been able to see them practice. Maybe next time.
While there we were able to view vintage uniforms and historic documents. We saw dioramas from World War I, Main Street USA to the depths of Lake Michigan. It was very interesting to see all the exhibitis and take a closer look at Naval history. (Rob even enjoyed the musuem and probably could have spent a little more time there if bellies hadn't started rumbling.)
Rob may have enjoyed learning about the history behind the planes, we all enjoyed looking at the different kinds. I thought this one decorated like a shark was especially neat.

We all enjoyed getting to climb in and get a real feel for the planes. Although he wasn't feeling his best,  Keaton liked climbing into all the different planes as much as the rest of the kids. Here he is sitting in a Blue Angels model plane.

Rob standing beside the Blue Angels plane with Connor inside.
Connor leading the way with Dylan as co-pilot in this one.
Keaton and Connor, future co-pilots.
Jennifer and I had to hop into one too. We couldn't let the boys have all the fun.

We had a great time visiting the musuem. Not only was it a learning experience but the boys had fun as well. Here are the three oldest ones having a fun time on an extremely large anchor.

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