Pensacola Beach – Then and Now

Pensacola Beach – Then (1981) and Now (2014)

In January 1981 Cathi and I took a vacation to the gulf coast the week of the Super Bowl and stayed in New Orleans and Pensacola Beach. While we were there I took one of my favorite photos of Cathi. I have always had several photos of Cathi in my office but this is the one photo that has always been on display.  I remember that I was so upset that day because Cathi put on a pair of my jeans after getting her jeans wet while at the beach.

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We were on the beach in the Gulf Islands National Seashore in the Santa Rosa Day Use Area.  The beach stretches along the gulf side of Santa Rosa Island which is a barrier island.  This part of the beach is between the areas known as Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach.

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Back in 1981 we drove from Overland Park, Kansas to Pensacola Beach in a Chevy Chevette.  Here is a photo of Cathi by the Chevette on Pensacola Beach.

Now we live close enough that this same beach is only 6 miles from our home. A few things have changed such as being older and driving a better Chevy. But the thing I am most proud of is that Cathi is back to being able to wear my jeans again. In fact, she now weighs 17 pounds less than me.

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So that is Pensacola Beach – Then and Now