That said, I drove into Pensacola a few days ago to see what it was like and was disappointed with the few areas I saw. I'm sure there are lovely areas in Pensacola, but I was only around the downtown. It isn't much of anything, and the surrounding neighborhoods seemed old and a little rundown. Plus it looks like an area hard hit by our bad ecomony in that there were lots of empty stores and restaurants. So I went over to Pensacola Beach and found a place for lunch.
I had the tastiest flatbread with shrimp and a pesto sauce and four cheese topping. So the drive (about an hour from here) was at least worth that.
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