We are Mike & Joyce Hendrix
We reside in Pensacola, Florida
Mike & Joyce Hendrix
Pensacola has been our home for nearly 40-years. We are active
members of First Baptist Church of Pensacola (when we are in town).
Mike Retired from a Civil Service job at the local Naval Air Station
in March of 2001. The majority of our travelogues cover trips that
we have made since that time.
We have one Son, Jeffrey, a Daughter-in-law Kathryn, two Grandsons,
Stephen age 7 and Bennett age 4 and a Granddaughter Carolyn age
1. They live a few blocks from us in Pensacola.
We travel in a 35', 2000 Winnebago, Adventurer with two slides and
pull a 2007 gray Saturn Ion-3.
I am retired from Federal Civil Service where I spent the majority
of my career in financial management, chiefly with the Naval Aviation
Depot in Pensacola, Florida.
Panama City, Florida was my childhood home. Growing up I spent my teenage years
on fishing boats (charter and head-boats).
I spent 4 years in the Navy as an aviation electronics technician (AT) servicing
S-2 and EC-121 aircraft principally at Glynco Naval Air Station
in Brunswick, Georgia. Glynco Naval Air Station was closed in the
early 70s and is now home to the Federal Law Enforcement Training
It was during my tour of duty in Brunswick that I met and married
While in the Navy, in Brunswick, I attended Brunswick Junior College.
Upon my discharge we moved to Valdosta, Georgia and Valdosta State
College, where I completed my degree in Accounting.
After a short stint in the accounting department of a large South
Georgia mobile home manufacturer we moved to Pensacola and began
my career with Federal Civil Service at the Naval Air Rework Facility,
later the name was changed to Naval Aviation Depot.
Five years before I could retire, the Department of Defense closed
the Depot in Pensacola throwing nearly 4,000 of us into a job-hunting
frenzy. I ended up spending my last 5 years of Civil Service with
the Chief of Naval Education and Training also located in Pensacola.
Joyce and I supplemented my Civil Service income by dabbling in
real estate. Over a period of years we purchased, renovated, rented
and maintained residential rental properties. We grew this business
until we had a total of 45 rental units.
Living in Pensacola we always had a boat. Fishing and shelling was
an important part of our family's recreational activity.
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I am a novice in every sense of the word. If you find errors, or
if you have suggestions for improvements, by all means let me know.
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After graduation from high school I was employed by the Glynn Brunswick
Memorial Hospital in Brunswick Georgia.
I met and married my wonderful husband of 41 years in 1969 in my
hometown of Brunswick, Georgia while he was stationed at Glynco
Naval Air Station.
In 1970 Mike and I moved to Valdosta, Georgia where he received
his degree in accounting and I received my degree PHTC (Pushing
Hubby Through College) by working as a cashier in the business department
at Pineglen Hospital
In 1974 Mike and I became parents to our son, Jeffrey. I was privileged
to be a "stay-at-home-Mom" during the years we were raising
our child. It was during these years (l974-1984) that we were acquiring
the rental property.
We were all involved in maintaining and managing these 45 properties.
In the process we learned so much as a young family. The business
venture took me out of my comfortable suburban home and into inner
That experience led me back to college where I received my BA degree
in Social Work from the University of West Florida. Afterwards,
I worked for Children's Home Society of Pensacola, for two years,
as a caseworker, in the Florida Foster Care, Homeward Bound Program.
It was a heart-rending job and I cried buckets of tears for the
In l986 a dear friend and I developed and directed the Samaritans
Hands Ministry of First Baptist Church in Pensacola (designed to
meet the physical and spiritual needs of Pensacola's poor and homeless).
I served as a volunteer with this program for five years while I
was working on my degree in social work.
In 1996 I established Joyce Hendrix Publications and self published
my first book, Bonding With Your Children Through Nature.
I have been a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant since 1996 and have met
many wonderful women who have blessed my life. I am still a Mary
Kay Consultant so contact me if I can be of assistance.
I would love to hear from you......just put "info" in
the place of "FAKE" in this address: FAKE@travellogs.us
Later, I spent three years as a substitute teacher in several elementary
schools. It was a low paying job, but very rewarding.
Joyce & Mike Hendrix
When Mike and Joyce are not enjoying their motorhome travels they
reside in Pensacola, Florida where they enjoy the company of their
Son Jeffrey, Daughter-in-law Kathryn and Grandchildren Stephen,
Bennett and Carolyn.
We would love to hear from you......just put "info" in the
place of "FAKE" in this address: FAKE@travellogs.us