Friday, July 23, 2010

Art Interest

Judith Braun: expresses herself through charcoal drawings using only her fingers.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I would like to share...

some of our 4th of July weekend!
Our day's started around 6:30 am as Brian was gearing up for a day of fishing. I would make the coffee and smoked salmon/cream cheese bagels (yumm)! We'd have breakfast, soak ourselves in sunscreen and then set up shop on the beach. I refused to get in the water considering we saw a 3-4 foot shark, a flying spotted eagle ray (actually jumping out of the water; which i googled and they jump when they are being pursued, aka, SHARK), and lots of fishies!

Brian must have caught a dozen Lady fish and then he "hooked up on" this flounder...which is in our freezer...which i won't be eating...!

Of course we too enjoy long walks on the beach...

...But mainly because we would want to miss seeing something like this! A sweet mother snapping shots of her daughter lounging on the beach...for her new facebook profile pic! Love it!

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Around 9:00 we watched an elaborate firework production put on by these people:
The Hilton Home, Paradise by the Sea

Architect: Arthur Dyson

That lasted for hours, so when our ADD kicked in we carried on with a lavish display of our own: sparklers!!!

We did a little crabbing (This little guy looked like he already found the oil spill)

And then we caught a ton of sand fleas that Brian would use for fishing bait the next day!

You can't always get what you want...

Brian and I made a very last minute decision to go to the beach for the 4th. We literally emailed every listing on VRBO and finally Resort Quest came through for us! We rushed home and threw only the necessary clothing items in a bag and headed south to the beautiful Rosemary Beach! We were about an hour away when Courtney, with Resort Quest, called to inform us that the air conditioning went out in our condo and the were setting up a different rental for us. It sounded great: larger unit, ground level, on the beach, and just a little further down in Seagrove.

A little less than three hours later, we've arrived. We are at the entrance of one of my favorite places in the world, yes the world, Alys Beach! Unfortunately, this is not our final destination.
We continue on to Seagrove, pick up our keys, then on to Angelina's for some delicious pizza.

Apparently everyone else at the beach had the same idea! While we waited for our order, we sat at the bar and kicked back with a Peroni and a Pinot Grigio. Our relaxation was almost immediately interrupted by one particular homeowner who was determined to talk at us about his take on the BP OIL SPILL! He feels very strongly (at the top of his voice and his Pennsylvanian accent) that BP is getting taken to the cleaners and it is not their fault! It is just now occurring to me that he must be employed by BP....

Pizza in hand and were headed to the condo! Can't wait to see our fabulous upgrade! We walk in the door and AHHHHHHH! There is fake ivy growing everywhere! I have never seen so many artificial plants in my life, they even had it draped all over the window treatments. An interior design nightmare!

I was picturing something more along the lines of this

Thank you Brian for making this so humorous!

It's a good thing we were here for the beach and not the condo. We took one step outside and it was all worth it! I want to go back!!!