Hello! Welcome to a continuation of my previous post of Day One at Pensacola Beach, Florida. On our first day of vacation we spent the morning at Big Lagoon State Park, then we got hungry so we paid a visit to the world famous Joe Patti Fish Market. I had never been to a fresh fish market before, so this quite an experience for me. The first thing I noticed was how CRAZY BUSY this place was for a small town. The parking lot was filled with cars and people were walking in by the masses carrying coolers. Upon stepping in the door the first thing you notice is the smell of fish and then you see a long counter filled with every kind of fresh fish, shrimp, lobster and crab you can imagine. It seemed so crazy busy and we felt totally loss at what to do, so we just walked around a bit trying not to bump into anyone. Eventually we began to see that there was an organized system in place for most of the people seemed to be regulars and knew exactly what to do. The first thing was to grab a number and a basket and wait for your number to be called. Then you pick which items you want. If you want the item steamed, which is free of charge, you go into a second line which is also where you pay for the item. The store not only sells fresh fish, but there is also a sushi bar, a dessert bar (where they had delicious cheesecakes and gelato), a soup bar, wines, and a gourmet delicatessen.
National Naval Aviation Museum which is located on the military base in Pensacola, Florida. Admission to the museum is free, but anyone over eighteen has to present a valid I.D. to get on the base. The first picture shows a plane outside the museum.
After we left the museum, we then went to see the historic lighthouse which is also located on the base. Visitors are free to walk around the outside of the lighthouse, but it costs $6.00 to go inside and walk up to the top and visit the museum. We didn't want to pay the $6.00 and we also were too tired after a day of walking already, so we passed on that.
Have a great day! Amy