I rolled into Pensacola on Tuesday (Mardi Gras) early in the afternoon. It was windy and chilly. After a few meetings I headed to McGuire's Pub for lunch.
The appetizer of choice were Boxties - an Irish favorite
Followed by French Onion soup
My new friend - in the gift shop.
After tons of meetings (and right before checking into the hotel) - I went for a walk thru downtown Pensacola, Florida. It's an adorable town.
I stopped in several art galleries along the way.
Before driving to the hotel - I stopped by the Pier
Mom joined me on this trip. After my meetings - we met back up..
Finally we drove out to Pensacola Beach and right before dinner time we went for a walk. It was FREEZING...
The waves were huge for the Gulf of Mexico.. a storm was brewing..
The sun was setting..
Me waiting for my favorite meal of the entire trip!
Coconut Shrimp with pina colada sauce - (not to mention my appetizer!)
PS - I did not eat my fries.
Beware of the man-eating clams!
The last day in Pensacola - I had to wait it out in the hotel. Several tornados came ripping through.. destroying several businesses outside of Pensacola and West Mobile..
We were under a flash flood advisory... this was the view from the room. Heavy, dark clouds...
And that's it for Pensacola, Florida.
Stay tuned - tomorrow - Fairhope/Mobile, Alabama!