Thursday April 24, 2003.
After taking a day off yesterday so I could update this website
with maps (in response to popular request) I left Waveland behind me as I resumed my easterly progress along highway 90.
Within minutes I was driving parallel to the beach along the Gulf coast of Mississippi. This was slow going because
there are so many traffic lights, and they all seemed to turn red when I approached them. There was one open
stretch of country road once I crossed the border into Alabama, but it didn't go far enough. The red lights were becoming
tiresome to me so I opted for the interstate highway for a while.
I crossed the Florida state line while on interstate highway 10
east, and turned off soon after when I saw the signs for the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Highway 173 south led
me to the Pensacola Naval Air Station, within which the free-of-charge museum is open to the public. Aviation is one
of my interests, so I enjoyed browsing the many aircraft on display there, and even sat in a fighter jet cockpit for a while,
fantasizing about flying such a powerful machine.
They kicked me out of the museum at the 5:00 o'clock closing time,
so I continued on via highway 98 east to Pensacola Beach where I am now staying for the night. The beach has very white
sand, but the rather overcast sky and the strong cold wind are detracting from my enjoyment of the seaside environment.
I hope it'll be nicer in the morning.