Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Florida Panhandle

As planned we left Home about 7 and headed towards Pensacola where we will be spending our first night out. Judy had scheduled time for us to visit the beaches of the Florida Panhandle and what a delight it was. We went thru Seaside, Watercolor, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and several other small communities along the coast. We saw some of the most beautiful beaches either of us have ever seen, wonderful white sand and lovely piers. We stopped to have lunch at Anglers Beach Grill and Sports club in Ft. Walton Beach and how we looked out. We sat outside in a covered patio not 50 yards from the gulf with a beautiful white sand beach and watched people fish from the pier, lay in the sun, watched dolphins frolicking in the water and having a wonderful filling lunch. We would recommend this area of Florida to everyone, we know that we decided that we want to come back here soon and enjoy not only the beaches, but the unique quaintness that exists in the area. Tomorrow, New Orleans.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Well it is almost time again

Well, I think we have decided on a date to leave on our ultimate road trip for 2009. If things work our right we will be on our way either on Saturday or Sunday of this week. This trip will take us clockwise around the country including stops in New Orleans, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Sedona, Los Angeles, San Jose, Yellowstone, The Black Hills, Rochester, Door county in Wisconsin and several stops in Michigan before heading home in about six weeks. Who knows how many additional stops along the way because Judy always finds interesting places for us to visit. We are also looking forward to seeing grandchildren (Weston, Nicole and Christina) and family along the way. As usual we will take hundreds (maybe thousands) of pictures and we will post as many as we can. Again we are looking forward to this trip, and a planned long cruise in the fall (destination still up in the air) and a couple more fun things like a nieces wedding in July and a timeshare stay somewhere and a another trip to the West coast to see Weston at Christmas time. Whew, gonna be a busy few months.