Tag Archives: Vacation 2017

Skywatch Friday – Road Trip Photos


Friday, we ended our vacation by making the 13 hour drive from Alabama coast to Tulsa. I am always amazed by the drive.


Everybody loves the Transylvania, Louisiana water tower.

I am amazed about how big our country is and how empty of people it is in many sections. As we travel through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas one can see how the countryside has become depopulated. I am not sure that is good or bad, it just kind of is.


I am also amazed by how beautiful the country is.


And the wealth it generates. And I wonder how come it doesn’t translate to the people live and work on the land. Especially in the south. You can see a deep rooted poverty. How come we don’t see that so much in the northern midwest? Both areas are primarily agriculture based.


Anywho, I just love the drive.


Especially when we get to Oklahoma and are greeted by red skies.

Linking with Skywatch Friday

Life’s a Beach – Birthday Edition


Logan started his birthday on the beach, reading.


It ended up raining and so the planned parasailing got put off for another day. We ended up doing a little shopping and running errands and such.


He wanted dinner at Shipp’s Harbor, a nice restaurant that we all loved.


It is in a marina. I love marinas. Looking at the different kinds of boats and seeing if I can tell which ones get used and which ones never get taken out.

We went to see a movie, “The Fate of the Furious”, part of the Fast and Furious franchise. It had some great scenes filmed in Havana with old cars and such. It also had a luscious Charlize Theron as a bad girl trying to steal nuclear launch codes. She commandeers a bunch of cars to go into driverless mode to attack the convoy that has the launch codes. Great scene.


We also had birthday cake of course.

And so a great day was had by all.

Y’all Namaste’ – Life is a Beach – Redneck Riviera Edition


Our first full day on the beach. Yoga!!! we didn’t join, we didn’t have the tops for it.


We went on a family walk. We are going to celebrate his 19th while on this trip. ┬áHe is a regular beach bum. We used to go to South Padre Island for our vacations. Lots of Hispanic people would be there with their music on boom boxes. He’d really shake his diapered booty to rhythm, the young girls really loved dancing with him. He doesn’t really like reminiscing about stuff like that.


Here’s Heather busting some moves.


He’ll aways be our baby boy, even though he towers over both of us.


Heather needed another bathing suit so we first we tried a beach place, and then this high end place with this fish fountain.


And some nice condos right on the water.


Later we went back to the condo, and with the kid walked down to our favorite beach bar, Florabama, right on the Alabama-Florida line. Quite a place this is, several different bars, inside and outside, we ate lunch and had a bushwhacker and headed back to the condo. Too many people.


We got back and I took my little waterproof camera out in water. A wave happened by and knocked my prescription sunglasses off my face and into the water. I felt them hit my leg but I couldn’t find them. The way the current was going, they are probably washed up in Cuba by now. Oh well.


We grilled burgers, and had dinner al fresco on the balcony.

A good time is being had by all. Today, the kid and his mom are going parasailing. I’m going to get some clip on sunglasses from Walgreens, geocaching, and have a beer at the marina where the parasailing is, and read some.

Namaste’ Yall