From Marylu – Florida and Mississippi to Louisiana

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 ….

Storm All Around Us
Storm All Around Us

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

German Beer Haus for Dinner
German Beer Haus for Dinner

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.

Future Beachcomber?
Future Beachcomber?

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.

Plow Sand Not Snow
Plow Sand Not Snow

 

Entertainment on the Beach
Entertainment on the Beach

 

 

 

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.

At Ripley Museum, Panama City Beach
At Ripley Museum, Panama City Beach
Biloxi Lighthouse
Biloxi Lighthouse
Buddhist Temple in Biloxi
Buddhist Temple in Biloxi

 

 

 

 

 

Civil War Cemetery - Biloxi
Civil War Cemetery – Biloxi

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…..

Sunset with Moon
Sunset with Moon

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!

Sunset from our Condo
Sunset from our Condo

Brew pubs are great for socializing with people who have common interests.

Friendliest Bar in PCB Kwiker Liquor
Friendliest Bar in PCB Kwiker Liquor

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?

 

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footloosefogeys

We are two recent retirees who decided to sell the house, pull up stakes, and explore North America. We are both being tourists and looking for the right blend of people, place, and geography that makes for the perfect place to retire.

4 thoughts on “From Marylu – Florida and Mississippi to Louisiana”

  1. I loved the Hofbrau house building and Alan in the shark…never get tired of the sunsets; earth’s gift to us. Cold but sunny here today. Have another good week!

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    1. You are right – great gifts all around us. Sometimes we notice! It’s about 61 and sunny here but the wind makes it seem cooler. We still plan to get to the beach this afternoon. Someone told us the ocean washes up lots of sea shells so shall we see. Happy Mardi Gras!!

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