Saturday, August 6, 2011

We Had the Time of Our Lives

Emilyn & Cassie’s Excellent Beach Trip of 2011 was a huge success.

The weather was Hot but we were cool in our tin can and the beach was breezy, the water clear and comfortable.  We ate well and everybody pitched in to do the chores and  we learned a few new ways to use the Airstream.
Day Two we toured the Fort by bike and traipsed around with the Ranger.  THEN, we explored all the tunnels and passageways with  our own flashlights.  We climbed the spotting tower and 2011_0803FORT_PICKENS0093rode our bikes around the other campground stopping to wet down in the showers.  Hitting the beach after lunch was the best idea, so we stayed all afternoon.

Day Three  we toured Pensacola and took in the Lighthouse, the Naval Air Museum and (Al’s favorite) Joe Patti’s Fish Market and the Shrimp boats. 

Halfway up the 177 steps in the lighthouse a young man saw Patty and announced, “Dad, look at this lady.  If SHE can make it up here, Mom and Susie could have!”  Dad looked a little sheepish…
That’s OK Patty responds. “When we were packing up to leave, a young camper came by to say goodbye to the girls ‘and their Mom.’”
Thanks to Emilyn the “Water Police” and Cassie the “Sun Lotion Enforcer” we stayed hydrated and a comfortable shade of tan.  The girls rode to the camp store for supplies and checked out the sand trails in back of the campsite.  We saw dolphin swim by several times while playing in the ocean, caught a glimpse of a sea turtle just off shore, saw a couple of sting rays (now that scared us), and had fun collecting sea shells, boogie boarding, body surfing and building sand castles.  Forever young!!!!!!

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