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Old 03-19-2019, 01:29 PM
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Thanks for the tip on the Blue Angels. The link you provided was from 2018, but I quickly found the 2019 schedule and they are practicing the mornings of 4/2 and 4/3, while we are down there. Looks like all practices are at 11:30am. How long would it take us by boat to get over there from Caribe? Sounds like a great thing to do with the kids. Maybe catch lunch on the way back. Is there a good spot to watch from the boat, or just anywhere in the bay near the airbase?
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the tip on the Blue Angels. The link you provided was from 2018, but I quickly found the 2019 schedule and they are practicing the mornings of 4/2 and 4/3, while we are down there. Looks like all practices are at 11:30am. How long would it take us by boat to get over there from Caribe? Sounds like a great thing to do with the kids. Maybe catch lunch on the way back. Is there a good spot to watch from the boat, or just anywhere in the bay near the airbase?
Obviously depends on how fast you go. 40 minutes or so. Watch it from right by Fort McRee/ Robertson Island. Just anchor up there. It is awesome. You can go into downtown pcola by boat also and walk around and shop if you want. Something fun to do, or catch a minor league bball game in downtown Pcola. It's only like .5 miles from the city dock to the stadium.
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:56 PM
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Obviously depends on how fast you go. 40 minutes or so. Watch it from right by Fort McRee/ Robertson Island. Just anchor up there. It is awesome. You can go into downtown pcola by boat also and walk around and shop if you want. Something fun to do, or catch a minor league bball game in downtown Pcola. It's only like .5 miles from the city dock to the stadium.
You need to go to the museum if you have never been there.

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Old 03-19-2019, 09:21 PM
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You need to go to the museum if you have never been there.
I haven't been to the museum. But, it's seeming like we may need to make a day of it and check out the air show, visit the museum and find somewhere to grab lunch before heading back to Caribe. Sounds like a really good day with the wife and kids.
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I haven't been to the museum. But, it's seeming like we may need to make a day of it and check out the air show, visit the museum and find somewhere to grab lunch before heading back to Caribe. Sounds like a really good day with the wife and kids.
I have been to a number of the Military Museums, Submarine (Groton/New London CT), Air Museum (Eglin Ft Walton FL), Smithsonian Air and Space (Washington DC), Space Center (Huntsville AL), WWII Museum (New Orleans), Battleships Alabama and Texas (Mobile AL and LaPorte TX) and a few others...……...My favorite by far is the National Naval Air Museum at PNAS.
https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/museum/

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Old 03-20-2019, 06:24 AM
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I haven't been to the museum. But, it's seeming like we may need to make a day of it and check out the air show, visit the museum and find somewhere to grab lunch before heading back to Caribe. Sounds like a really good day with the wife and kids.
Hit Joe Patti's on the way back.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:35 AM
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No, I think you can get better food other places but also I go certain places for certain things. Compared to what else is available, I think both those places are pretty low on the totem pole but that is just me. I prefer Fin & Fork, Yacht Club, Cosmo's, Big Fish, Voyagers, Fisher's (up and down), Fisherman's Corner, Cobalt, Master Joe's, and Doc's if I am eating out.
A bunch of those you can't get there in a boat which is what he was asking for.

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Old 03-20-2019, 07:48 AM
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I haven't been to the museum. But, it's seeming like we may need to make a day of it and check out the air show, visit the museum and find somewhere to grab lunch before heading back to Caribe. Sounds like a really good day with the wife and kids.
you will not be disappointed. My kids really enjoyed our visits there on rainy days.
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Make sure you stop at Hub Stacy's..............best dang chicken salad in the world. Seriously. And they usually have good live music.
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Gulf Shores Steamer is without a doubt the worst dining experience I have had in Orange Beach.
Wow, that is disappointing to hear. Our place is across the street and we have never had a bad meal there. Albeit we just try and go when it's not swamped. Salt has been hit and miss.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:55 AM
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A bunch of those you can't get there in a boat which is what he was asking for.
No kidding. I was telling him where better food was compared to steamer and lagnaippe. I already gave him a run down of everything available by water.
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
You need to go to the museum if you have never been there.
I've been too many times to count.
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I've been too many times to count.
Me too! First time was either 75' or 76'. I like going back and there is always something new or something you didn't see the last time. I assume you have watched Blue Angels practice from the Museum "Flight Line" and the water; Which do you like better??

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Me too! First time was either 75' or 76'. I like going back and there is always something new or something you didn't see the last time. I assume you have watched Blue Angels practice from the Museum "Flight Line" and the water; Which do you like better??
Water 100% every time.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:32 PM
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Cotton Bayou launch will be crowded, but you'll be OK since you don't need to park the truck/trailer there.

I'd add the Oyster Bar (under the bridge at Perdido Key) to the lists above. Also Joey Patti's restaurant (right by Joe Patti's) if you want a quick cheap lunch on the way to/from Blue Angels. Kids will LOVE the Blue Angels! The Tiki Hut at Sportsman's is fun, but the food is average bar food at best...Our kids like it because they can play cornhole in the sand....we like it because we can throw the kids on the parasail boat and sit there and drink beer while they're gone )
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:39 AM
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The carwash mentioned above...its used for boats as much as cars.

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doe's this car wash I'm guessing da carwash publish it's height clearance limits? and supply garden hose w/ water for additional cost?

nevermind this place https://www.dacarwash.com/ apparently is automated. I need manuel.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:13 AM
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doe's this car wash I'm guessing da carwash publish it's height clearance limits? and supply garden hose w/ water for additional cost?

nevermind this place https://www.dacarwash.com/ apparently is automated. I need manuel.
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Wrong one. It is beside Pep Boys. 25856 Canal.
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:15 AM
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this place is probably to low not enough height clearance however if they have a garden hose I'll tip the person working there.


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Old 03-22-2019, 11:46 AM
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The one beside pep boys should be fine for you, I have taken my old 29 fountain to it several times. Usually have engine flush hose but some may be missing so check the bay before hand. Definitely make the cruise down the inter-coastal at least to Ft Mcree.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:48 AM
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Car wash

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