The military will move us to many different places throughout the years. Growing up a pilot’s daughter, I now realize how lucky I was to travel around the USA and abroad for free. Oddly enough, my family never made it out to the Gulf Coast, so I’m incredibly thankful that as an adult I have the opportunity to live here for a short time.
I have always found that the best way to get to know a new town is to EAT your way through it. Try every restaurant and local spot that you can, as long as your budget matches. Robert and I do not eat out much – we normally choose to cook at home in order to save money, but when we do go out we always hit up the local spots in town. Here are a few of my favorite places in this charming Gulf Coast town:
This past week I tagged along with my fashion blogger friend Rachel Wehring, owner of the blog What is She Wehring. Rachel is my old next door neighbor from our first apartment complex in Florida. We’re both Texans, love dogs and wine. How perfect, right?
We had always talked about taking photos together in downtown Pensacola, so I decided that we would finally set a date for it.
Our lives have been going at 100 miles per minute since Rob graduated API. He is doing well and now into primary flight school. He is extremely excited to FINALLY be in primary and begin flying the T6-B, which will be a big step up from the Cessna that he flew in IFS. Rob is almost done with his simulators and onto flying! Whoo!
How do you raise a service puppy/dog? Well, I didn’t know either until Rob and I embarked on this crazy venture. And it’s crazy at times!
We first found about America’s Vet Dog Program when I went to obtain my very first military ID. Whoo! When we were getting my ID, the gentleman helping us out had photos the service dog he was raising on his wall. He then informed us that there was a prison in Milton, Florida (not far from Pensacola) that trains service puppies during the week and places the pups with families during the weekends to get them socialized for a normal life. If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll have a pup placed with you, including all of their vet bills, food, crate, etc paid for!