Sunday, November 26, 2006

Operation Gift Cards for Grammy is in Full Effect!!
This year I thought it might be nice to get Grammy gift cards for places to eat. I know she eats KFC on Sundays a lot or sometimes she wants Wendy's. Maybe this year we could give her a mix of Kroger's gift certificates and places to eat. Anything we do she will appreciate. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My dad had the cyst on his neck removed yesterday. It's sore but it's healing. He looks like a stranger without that knot!
If you want to email him a get well wish, check your email. I sent you all his address. He would love getting messages from you guys.
Talk to ya later!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Here's a couple of pictures of Rich by the boat he wants

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Today we ventured out of the house and ran across the boat races. We had seen a bunch of speed boats in hotel parking lots and knew there was some kind of championship going on this week. We just weren't sure where to find them in the water.

We were standing in the Walmart parking lot and could hear the sound of their engines. We sped over to the beach and caught the end of one of the races.

The helicopters were following the boats through the course. It was scary how low they got at times!

Here are some of the pictures I got.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Today was another relaxer. We started our day at the Donut Hole. YUM!!!! Chocolate & Coconut doughnut. I died and went to donut heaven. Shoot! I shoulda taken a picture of the little delights. Oh well they didn't last long anyway!

Here's a picture of our view looking West toward Destin:

Here's our view to the East toward Panama City

Rich enjoying an afternoon snack - cereal outta the box

And tonight's sunset

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Well it turned out to be a sunny day anyway! We hung out on the balcony and soaked up the sun.

Here's what the living room looks like

The view from our dining room

And the sun set.....

It's Tuesday morning (I think, I'm not really keeping track of the days or hours). We woke up to gloomy skies, as predicted. We don't care! We're on vacation so who cares what the weather is!

The gulf is rough again today, lots of wind creating some great waves to hear and watch.

Here are some shots from this morning. The surfer dudes were out hangin' 10 early today!

Monday, November 06, 2006

We're Here! Back in Destin for our fall vacation. We came down on Saturday, spent the night in Montgomery AL on Sat night. Drove on down to Destin on Sunday. We didn't get our condo until Monday so we had to stay in a hotel last night. It was decent, a Ramada Inn with a GLIMPSE of the Gulf.

We got in the condo this afternoon. It was nice here, 75 degrees but windy as heck. Also just a hint of the sun from time to time. The gulf was super rough. There were some surfer guys out trying to catch a wave. We watched them from our balcony.

Here are some of today's pictures:

Little Grass Gulf Shack

Our Living Room for the Week

Our Living Room View of the Gulf

Rich Feeding the Seagulls
(birds freak me out)

We're having a great time! They are predicting thunderstorms tomorrow. I hope I get to see a good thunderstorm roll in over the water. Some lightning strikes into the ocean would make for some great pictures. I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep you posted!

More later.....

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween is a lot of fun around here. We decorate the outside of the house with scary goblins and ghouls. This year Rich took it to a new level. We bought a big picture for our garage door. Here's a picture of it.
Kellie and Brian came trick or treating. Brian was a monster in a cape and Kellie was a medical assistant (she came dressed in her scrubs from school). It was fun. We got some cute little trick or treaters and the usual round of creepy characters.
Rich and I heckled the Green Bay Packer trick or treater - he was probably 15. I told him we are BEARS fans and the Packers don't get no candy at our house! I think he believed me for a second. It was fun talking to all the kids.
How did you guys spend Halloween?