Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Life is Good at the Beach – Outdoor Wednesday

WallWednesdayHaving just returned from a long weekend in Destin where we celebrated my brother’s 60th birthday, I decided to mark my first participation in Outdoor Wednesday with some beach pictures. When you’re through visiting here, be sure to head over to A Southern Daydreamer where Susan hosts this weekly event.

beach 009 Friday morning after a leisurely breakfast and several cups of coffee, I headed to the beach wearing my favorite flip flops. In fact, these are the only flip flops I own. I just have a hard time getting used to that thingy between my toes, but sometimes a girl has to sacrifice in the name of team spirit.

beach 024 Friday night we celebrated Tommy’s birthday with a delicious dinner on the deck at Beachwalk. The night was perfect, and the sunset was gorgeous. I didn’t even have to leave my chair to make this picture.

beach 033Although the Gulf on Friday was brown with debris from the flooding rivers up north, by Saturday the beautiful blue color had returned, a perfect compliment to the always sugar white sands.

Unfortunately work and the real world beckoned, so it was back to reality by Sunday evening. It was fun while it lasted.

24 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

Destin is one of my favorites! I am so jealous of your trip....maybe someday soon I'll get to the beach! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and have a great day!

Keetha said...

Oh - - - - I'm ooooo-ing and ahhhhhh-in over that pinkish picture taken over the fence. Delightful.

OH - - - WHERE did you get the Go Hogs flips????? I LOVE that idea - - - what fun tracks to leave.

If you WEAR the flip flops more often, working up to longer times, the thing between your toes will stop bothering you. I have to "readjust" my toes each spring when I put the flops on again.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glad ya'll had such a fun trip! The beach pictures are beautiful. laurie

skyesofblue said...

Nice pictures, it's look so relaxing.

tale of many cities said...

i agree, the flips you'll get used to! i used to hate them, drove me nuts and i'd take them right off. but i now love them! however, my physical therapist has officially banned them. :(

btw.. the Go Hogs flips, i must have!! where did you get those? i have Christmas to plan for!! lol ;)

susan said...

I have reservations for after the wedding. Hope I can make it til then! Toughen up your toes girl!! I love my flip flops and only change for church and cold weather!!

Robin said...

Ahhhhhhh, the beach is calling my name! Such gorgeous pictures!

The flip-flops are hilarious!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Light and Voices said...

Destin is certainly the right place to wear those Go Hog flips. Glad you had a fun time.
Joyce M

Smilingsal said...

It is hard to get used to the thing between the toes.

Stacey said...

I just love the beach...especially when I'm not in the ocean. :) Girl you will get used to the flip flops and never want to go back again.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Kathy!
I am sorry to send this message here but I did not see your email address on your blog. I just wanted to send a note to thank you for signing up for my Beautiful Blogging Party happening on Friday, May 1st.
I am so glad that you will be participating! Please have your post ready by Friday morning. Your post can be in any format you wish but the theme message should be “Why I Love Blogging”. Also, please include wording in your post to let everyone know you are participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party, with a link back to my blog, www.CupidsCharm.blogspot.com My blog will be the central hub with a list of everyone’s links (we are getting close to 80 blogs!) I think we’ll have a wonderful event and get to meet new bloggers and share our ideas and inspirations about blogging. See you Friday!!! Xo ~ Joy

ellen.bayles@gmail.com said...

Beautiful Outdoor shots!! The beach is such a wonderful place for photos. Happy O.W. to you..

Chandy said...

Great outdoor pics! I love the picture of the water and white sand. Happy Wednesday!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how beautiful. There is nothing like the shore -- no matter where it is!
Cass

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Greetings from Arkansas! My husband wants your flip flops. I had to learn to call the Hogs before he married me! Love the pics. Looks like a great time.

Candy said...

What a great post, makes me want to grab a towel and head for the beach myself.
Nice sand art, too!

Catch a wave for me,
Candy

darnold23 said...

Beach time! Can hardly wait - will be near Destin in about a month. Love, love, love the beach. I don't understand how I could have been born in a landlocked state!

Laura said...

What a beautiful place. How amazing to live near all of that!

Laura

whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Well, you already know I dream of living in a condo in Destin. Year round would be fine with me! At least we spent our vacations there while we lived in Florida and Texas. Vermont is not so handy.

On the scroll thing...it is a tough one because of all the questions I have had over my online selling career. Plus, I read so many blogs now.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sit A Spell said...

Ok...love those Go Hogs flip flops...where did you get them??? I don't think I'll find them in Michigan...sigh, but my mama might in Hot Springs?!

It's in the 50's here and raining, so your photos make me want to hop a plane, like now! Great shots.

Sooo sorry about your broken china. I've had that happen before when I bought from ebay. Speaking of tea...my kettle is calling me!

Soosie said...

It's 5 o'clock somewhere..we know what Margie and Alan are doing right now..sipping on a fine margarita,
with the tunes playing and the sun shining...Wasn't that fun? Hope we all get invited back next summer..
great pictures, Kbeau..susie

Lou Cinda said...

These photos are gorgeous!! My favorite place in the world is Gulf Shores!!! We are going sometime this summer. I have had my calendar out trying to figure out when to go and where to stay! I can't wait!!! I would live there if I could!

Lou Cinda :)

momma said...

those gulf beaches are the BEST!!! now, i'm even more excited about our imminent vacation - even though it is to the outer banks! :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan