Sunset on Pensacola Beach

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Visits from family

Fun on Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze with my family!

My brothers came in last week on Saturday and Dave stayed until Tuesday - then flew home.   Ron was here for the week.   We had so, so much fun.   We probably got to Pensacola Beach almost each day, swam in the pool, shopped, went to Destin, and generally enjoyed our whole family being together.

  It looks a bit cloudy but the sun eventually came out.   Mom is happy to have her boys here.

A few days before they arrived, we drove to Fort Pickens.  They love to look across at the Navy Bass. After all, that is where they began their married life together.

Fishermen and fisher women on the Fort Pickens pier.

I added this just because I love this saying.  And I live it.

Mom and Ron at Casino Bar and Grill.

This is a typical face my brother makes when he listens to me talk.  Silly guy!

Me and him  -  or him and me.

Colors of the beach are fantastic.

Ron and I stopped at the Fish Bowl in Destin for lunch.  The eating area is separate but right next to the bowling ally.  Look at those ball returns. This is in conjunction with Bass Pro Shop,  New so those that were not here in the last several months have not had the opportunity to enjoy this.

The concept is that you are in a fishbowl.  So the fish are above you.

Even the lanes look like water.

Ron and I went to Bands on the Beach.   Lots of people danced - some better than others.

Starting to get dark and the band is beginning.

Great smile Mom.  Dad, that is not quite a smile.   We will work on it.

Must have a Bushwacker when at the beach.

These two are so different and yet so alike.  But they love the beach.

As always, once everyone is gone it is just too quiet the next day but then things get back to normal.  Today we went shopping for my birthday - that was fun, fun, fun!    I have been reading about areas close to Tampa that you can see the manatees.  We occasionally have them here but not often.  I never visited Weeki Wache and they have many.  I hope to put that on my list of things to do this winter.  I have been to Cypress Gardens years ago.  So pretty and enjoyed the ski show.  Now it is Lego Land but they still incorporate some of the Cypress Gardens.
We have been so busy that I have a mental list of things to get done and this list is getting bigger every day.  I have one lesson to give tomorrow and the rest of the day I can get some of this done, I hope.  
While driving over the the 3 mile bridge to Pensacola today, I look to my left and there are the Blue Angels.  This is not a normal practice time but a young man from the base was killed in Afghanistan and so there was a long procession from Fort Walton to Pensacola for him.   I am almost sure they we flying in honor of him.  Living by several bases, you are much more aware of the sacrifice those in the military give to their country.
In Indiana this time of the year is considered fall but here it is just a continuation of summer.  I love it!    No matter where you live - enjoy!

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