Thursday, June 04, 2009

Five Flags, a Tall Ship, and a Rainbow

The arrival of the world's third largest "tall ship" to our city has sparked a lots of fun and celebration. The "Juan Sebastian de Elcano" has come as part of the Fiesta of Five Flags. Spanish explorers arrived in Pensacola in 1559 to establish the country’s first major European settlement. The Elcano visit will represent this journey and honor the community’s Spanish heritage. The tall ship first visited Pensacola in 1959 during Pensacola’s 400th anniversary. We went downtown today to see the ship and just to enjoy the view. After looking at the line to actually get onto the ship, we decided to enjoy it from afar.

While there we just walked around and enjoyed the wind, the sun, and the people.

After leaving this area, we decided to eat at a restaurant overlooking the water.

We got the added benefit of a beautiful rainbow while we were there.

A perfect ending to a perfect day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What beautiful pictures! Love that you got to see a rainbow, too!

    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Hope you'll come back often!

    Have a great weekend!