Pensacola’s biggest claim-to-fame is its Naval Air Station. All Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard pilots get their initial training here, and the base has an excellent museum showcasing the history and equipment used by their flyers. We spent most of Friday here.
This base also happens to be the home of the Navy’s Blue Angels, who have just returned here from their winter training base in California. They practice every Tuesday and Wednesday here, but are gone to airshows around the country nearly every weekend. We could hear them practicing but weren’t able to see them.
Saturday we said our “goodbyes” to the Nomads and hit the road, traveling north and west into Mississippi where we stopped for the night in Hattiesburg, home of Brett Favre.
Tonight is another “first” for us: parked at Walmart with no hookups (boondocking). It’s a rainy night here. Tomorrow should be a short day up to Jackson and over to Vicksburg, the location of a major battle of the Civil War.