Monday, February 25, 2013

TCT Rally - Brooksville, Florida - February 2013

Got to Sertoma Youth Ranch on Wednesday afternoon and shortly after setting up Bill & Julie pulled in.  They set up next to us and we walked around the park a little to see what is going on.  Later we drove into Dade City, just 12 miles south of the campground to meet up with Lisa and have dinner at a Mexican Restaurant.  Met Forrest and his wife Jerry at the same place and they joined us for dinner. 

Had a great week visiting with Bill & Julie as well as the other members of Tin Can Tourists. We do not get to see them very often anymore; saw a lot of each other when our kids were growing up, but now they are all grown up and living their own lives. Met Lisa for dinner in Dade City the first night we arrived; the rest of the week events were planned by the TCT, including dinner and a band on Friday night. Went into Dade City a few times, visiting antique shops and an old hardware store that had everything one could think of, and very old stuff as well.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Man in the Sea Museum, Florida

We stopped at this museum on our way to the Margaritaville. When Jim worked the oil spill he would drive up and down Hwy 98 and see this museum but never stopped in. It intrigued him though and he never forgot it. Luckily, we were able to stop by it when we were in Panama City Beach, but unfortunately it was closed. At least we were able to get out and walk around the outside displays and he was able to look at them closer and see what they were. There are a couple of plaques that are hard to read but they describe some of the subs and what they did.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, Alabama

The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is dedicated to honoring all Alabama Veterans who have participated in all conflicts of the United States Armed Forces. It has been self-sufficient since opening on January 9, 1965 and depends solely on admissions and park revenue for daily operations.