Friday, July 30, 2010

Magical swirling ocean (better viewed in the dark...hehe)

Check out the stars over the roof of the house. It was a beautiful night.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cool shades

We got Rowan these sunglasses, and he actually wore them! I was shocked. In fact, he wore them most of the way home in the car.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"OIL" or alternate title, "BP's going to pay for this"

Moving porta potties for the clean-up crews. These things went up and down the beach all day every day, and so did the clean-up guys. Florida is being VERY "pro-active" about the oil. We only saw a few tarballs the first couple of days, but by the end of the week, there seemed to be more oil. Maybe it was from the tropical storm that was moving in. All I know is that Emily had to spend quite some time in the shower scrubbing the bottoms of her feet. BP's going to pay for that new pumice stone she's going to have to buy.


Clarence and I got to go out one night by ourselves. Though we missed having Rowan, it was nice to not have to worry about making a scene at a restaurant and keeping a small child entertained. He seemed to have a great time with my Dad and Twyla, his aunts and uncle, great aunt and uncle and cousins. He was well taken care of.
We borrowed the jeep and headed down to Rosemary Beach but stopped off at Alice Beach for a minute to explore. The picture below basically sums up the feel of Alice Beach.
Rosemary Beach is below. Lots of bikers. I want to come down again and ride bikes and just travel all up and down the little towns down 30A from Grayton Beach all the way to Rosemary Beach. I think that would be a lot of fun. I really love 30A. One of my favorite places to be.
We had dinner at a place that served tapas and chocolate. We had a whole mess of food there - crab cakes,  tuna tartare, paiella, something I can't remember. Then there was the chocolate. We had chocolate fondue, and the restaurant gave us some sort of chocolate layer thing (free b/c the crab cakes took so long), and then churros with chocolate dip. Yummy.  

Angelo's and the Maze

Every year when we go to the beach, we take a trip to Panama City to go to Angelo's Steakhouse. My Dad has been going there since he was a little boy, and we used to go there when we were little too. And after dinner, we usually head to the maze to run around like rats for an hour or so. We actually always have a pretty good time, and Rowan seemed to enjoy it this year too.

Are you tired of the beach pictures yet?

Happy Birthday, Emily!!!

Emily's birthday was Monday of the beach vacation. We had a very nice dinner out and Em wore the cutest dress. I wish I had taken a better picture of it. We had a nice time. Love you, Em!! Happy Birthday!!!