Thursday, May 28, 2009

What rain?

My favorite sunsets are those over the gulf. So this one definitely made me smile. I've been itchin' to put my toes in the sand for weeks now, and have been counting the days until Memorial Day weekend.
But when the weather guys decided to rain on my parade (haha) and inform me of thunderstorms all weekend, I thought I'd "peer die," as my mama says....
BUT...Jess and I arrived late Friday night, and from that point on, I believe we probably saw maybe 10 minutes of rain the whole weekend! It rained ALL the way down on us and ALL the way back Monday, but I guess we dropped the rain clouds off somewhere on the "long bridge." I even heard people left Destin early on Sunday because of the rain?? I guess they should've driven down the rode 15 minutes further to our little pocket full of sunshine. We had to break out the SPF!
Anyway, before I jinx the next was a relaxing, much-needed vacation. Jess and I drove down after work Friday evening and met Haley, Tami and Lane (who had come down Thursday and unforutnately did have an overcast and rainy Friday). Saturday around lunch the clouds disappeared and sun came out, so we made a mad dash for our suits and the beach to soak up sun not knowing how long it would last! But it lasted. Til we were tired of it. And til Lane fell asleep. (Ok, and I did too apparently because Jess said I did that twitching thing.) So we called it a day, headed back upstairs to the condo for showers and grilled out burgers by the pool. Saturday night ended hanging out on the deck listening to the ocean, and laughing at each other. Geez, we really are dorks sometimes. Mostly Lane.
Sunday it was back out to the beach, much warmer and less windy today. But the airplane lifeguard whatever-he-was was still out keeping people out of the water because the current was too strong I guess. Did you know when there are double red flags out the "sand sheriff" can actually FINE you for being in the water?? He was pulling people out all day and yelling at them. I'm pretty sure David Hasselhoff would never do such a thing...anyway.
Sunday night we ate at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, which was DELICIOUS, and listened to a great band there. Now--as a shout out (and singing lesson) to my mom, here' s a pic of one of the chairs at Margaritaville we just couldn't resist taking a picture of! If you're confused, click HERE for you, mama. ;o)
But all too soon, it was Monday, time to load up the car, run by the outlets, and head home. Booo.....and just like clockwork, just past the "long bridge," we picked up the rain.


  1. I wish we were still there!!! I hope another trip is not to far away!
    LOVE YOU!!!

  2. Makin' memories...I love it!