Saturday, December 24, 2005

Wishing You All A Merry Christmas

U.S. Capital Christmas Tree
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2005
Washington, D.C. (
AFP/Tim Sloan)

I wanted to take the time to wish each of my blog readers a Merry Christmas! Each of you are appreciated very much and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and reading the Pensacola Beach Times weblog.

2005 has been a tough year for a lot of people. Keep your head up and look forward to what the future brings.

I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

County Road 399 Unlikely To Open Until Late 2006

County Road 399 towards Navarre Beach, FL.
Photo courtesy of NOAA

The road leading to Pensacola Beach from Navarre Beach, County Road 399 seen above, will probably not be repaired until late 2006. The same could happen to Ft. Pickens Road, as the repairs for it are currently under the same schedule.

The Superintendent of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jerry Eubanks has stated that road design is expected to be completed by March 2006. After that repairs could take nearly eight months to be completed.

Estimated cost of repairing both Ft. Pickens Road and County Road 399 could possibly be upwards of an estimated $27 million.

Let's hope that the roads are opened sooner than is planned. Currently the only way to get to the Ft. Pickens area is by boat. Then again you could take a "day hike" by foot, like some of the more adventurous people in Pensacola Beach have :).

Friday, December 02, 2005

Saucer Shaped Home On Pensacola Beach To Be A Museum

Photo of a saucer shaped home at Pensacola BeachPhoto courtesy of " mamamusings", a Flickr member.

Looks like the spaceship like home, a fixture on Pensacola Beach, won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

The saucer shaped house is slated to become the home of the newly organized Pensacola Beach Preservation and Historic Society. The unusual home, which has suffered hurricane damage, will undergo repairs and is expected to open sometime around Easter.

The Futuro home, located at 1304 Panferio Drive in Pensacola Beach, is one of only 20 worldwide. It is expected to be open to members by reservation only.

Lynette Wilson of the has written an excellent article on the unique home, which has been a Pensacola Beach icon for over 30 years.