From Marylu – Florida and Mississippi to Louisiana
After leaving Poinciana and the interior of Florida, we arrived at our coastal destination in Panama City Beach. It was a dark and stormy night, chilly too ….
Fortunately the rain quit in time for us to haul everything up to the 3rd floor – no elevator. Alan established a firm rule, no higher than the 2nd floor unless there is a working elevator!
A late evening arrival meant finding a nearby restaurant for dinner followed by shopping for our weekly provisions. Dear readers, I’m sure you wouldn’t be too surprised that we found Hofbräu Beer Garden not far
from our condo. Besides, it’s best not to go to the grocery store on an empty stomach, right?
Although the weather was usually cool, the beach called to me everyday. In the future, I might be one of those old beachcombers you see, maybe even with a metal detector.
As we watched and listened to the Minnesota weather reports, we appreciated being able to walk the beach in temperatures that reached 65 degrees. One day, we were entertained by the efforts of heavy equipment moving that white sand around and had warm thoughts of our family and friends doing the same with snow.
Now that we’ve been on the road for 3 months (is that all?!), we realize how different our everyday lives have become. There are some quiet days when we manage enough ambition to rummage for leftovers rather than go out; or, we just enjoy finishing another chapter in the latest Kindle book. Those are great respites from our explorations.
But, what kind of adventurers would be be if we didn’t continue our quest for whatever it is people find in their favorite places.
I hope we can continue to enjoy the wondrous, meaningful, and/or quirky scenes and have the mindfulness to live in the moment for just awhile longer…..
Thank goodness for the technology that allows me to capture these scenes somewhere other than in my brain. If I overdo posting the sunsets and the sky, my apologies. You are spared so many more!
Brew pubs are great for socializing with people who have common interests.
Everyone enjoys sharing stories about their cities and travels. Fellow travelers acknowledge how fortunate we are living in the age of GPS, internet booking, and quick access to finding food/lodging/entertainment. The blog, Facebook, texting, emails and phone calls, all enable us to stay in contact with our families and friends. Life in the 21st century is certainly making our world smaller.
What awaits us in Louisiana?