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Climbing the Pensacola Lighthouse, Florida

Finally, after jet skiing and driving scooters on Pensacola Beach, Lindsey and I did something we could safely tell our dads about: we climbed to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse. Yet, somehow, even this seemingly tame activity took a terrifying turn. First problem: You are not allowed to wear flip-flops. Lindsey and I are both wearing flip-flops. “No flip-flops allowed,” reads the sign. “Hm, how odd,” I say, as I take off my flip-flops and place them in the…

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In Pensacola, Florida

Driving Jet Skis at Pensacola Beach, Florida

During our drive to the jet ski rental place on Pensacola Beach, Lindsey and I discuss all the things that could go wrong."What if I fall off?" I worry out loud. "I'm a terrible swimmer.""I just don't want to lose a limb," Lindsey says."Lose a limb??" I cry. "I don't want to lose any function in any part of my body!"We both agree that a fate worse than injury is if our dads find out we went jet skiing--neither of…

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In Pensacola, Florida

The Pensacola Beach Ferris Wheel

Since I’m home in Florida for the week, I’ve decided to rediscover my hometown, look at it through new eyes. My best friend Lindsey and I reunited last Thursday for the first time in six months and spent an entire day doing exciting things in Pensacola that somehow I never did in my 18 years of living here, so expect posts this week on the following: Driving jet skis Driving mopeds along the beach Climbing the Pensacola Lighthouse Riding the…

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