Archive for February, 2008

Happy Presidents Day and the F -15

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Moved from non sewer to a sewer site. Eighteen days from sewer site to sewer site. Only had to dump the black water tank once (more on this later).

The F-22 has two rear stabilizers that are angled outboard from vertical. The F-15 has two rear vertical stabilizers. Both are twin engine jets. FYI the F-16 is a single engine jet with one rear vertical stabilizer. It is noted that the Navy and Marine Corps like two engines in jets so they still have one if the other quits – especially over water.



Info on the F-15 (turn head sideways)(I will figure this out eventually)


Tyndall AFB Tour I

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

On February 13th, 40 of the FamCampers (one bus load) were given a tour of the Air Base with permission to take pictures. We saw the F-22, a weapons loading demonstration on an F-15, a high altitude chamber and a Barnay Chair. Somewhere in there we all had lunch at the Heritage Club (old Officers Club). It was a Chinese buffet and was excellent.

Short Gals getting ready to go on tour.


An F-22 Raptor. This war plane has a bigger than you would think bomb bay and two (one on each side) missile compartments (that white rack hold the missiles internally) and therefore the plane has a very small radar signature. In fact in all training exercises to date the plane has not been detected.


Opera in a Trunk

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

The Pensacola Opera put on a performance at the Recreation Center on 14 Feb. It was designed to educate grade schoolers about opera and I guess they thought we had regressed enough to make it worth while. Basically, audience participation directed the opera and the players improvised their roles and made up songs to keep the opera going. As opera terms were used a narrator explained their meaning. This was an interesting, fun and educational hour.

Soprano(highest female voice)(look up Base, Tenor, and Mezzo?)


EI EI O (The name we gave our opera which was situated on MacDonalds Farm.


Other side of Dick, the guy in the gray sweater.


Valentines Day Breakfast

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Yesterday was a busy day. Breakfast at the Recreation Center in the AM and Opera in a Trunk in the PM and then I won $16 at Card Bingo.

Making Pancakes


Serving pancakes (turn your head sideways)


Last of Apalachicola

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Yes I have been misspelling it. Only one p.

Fort Coombs


And yet again


Appalachicola IV

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

img_2299.JPGToday we took a tour of Tyndall AFB. More Later. At Appalachicola last week we found a sponge shop located in the original sponge exchange.

And outside were barrels of various types of real sponges.

Appalachicola III

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

The Tin Shack ( I think) is a nautical antique shop with tons of interesting things including old charts (the sand bars have probably shifted), sharks teeth (very large), etc.

Outside the Tin Shack

Inside the Tin Shack – a Sea Witch. Presumably left over from Halloween.


Appalachicola II

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Some of the boats in port at Appalachicola which sits at the junction of the Appalachicola River and Appalachicola bay which leads to the Gulf of Mexico.



Appalachicola I

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Friday was a beautiful day and we had nothing else planned so on the spur of the moment we decided to go to Appalachicola which is 52 miles southeast of here by way of Mexico Beach and Port St Joe. You will be seeing more of Appalachicola but this is the main street.


Friday night we went to the Gazebo after hot dog night(yep it is lent again). John and Ray played lots of country


Town Meeting

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

The LtCol in charge of base services came to the Recreation Center to listen to and address concerns. The Campground is well run but there is always room for improvement. The meeting was well received by all and good information was exchanged.