Spring Break in Panama City Beach spending time at the beach house was a blast. Getting back in gear with homework and work/work to start the week off right now. Spent lots of time at the beach with the sand between my toes and the warm breeze blowing, salt air smell and the crashing waves. There was even an awesome surf day but with no wetsuit and the temperatures of the water being so frigid I watched with envy as an experienced surfer “dude” rode the waves like a champ.
Here are a few snapshots from the trip, hope you enjoy…..
View from Beach Access 87 – a walk from the house
This picture never gets old…….
A view of Lake Powell in the Neighborhood!
We had guests who had stayed in our house while we were gone and I have no idea who they are???
I like to have a cocktail or two while on vacation….let’s leave it at that!
Lighthouse was actually landlocked in Alabama at one of our pit-stops, just looked like a great photo op.
Maxwell Smart was actually quite pleased when playing on the sand, but he does not swim in the gulf or ocean (YET! – mom’s still working on that one)
Maxwell was so glad when we arrived in Panama City Beach, FL, he does like the warm weather!
Oysters!!! Enough said!
Even the seagulls are missed by me.
Picked up a few shells to display outside by the pool, thought they added the beach touch.
Surf dog (not Maxwell Smart – YET!)
So, beach bum girls even those that are on a mission to maintain a certain weight do dream of the infamous Turkey Day and all the eats to be had. In my mission to find some pretty amazing recipes to try out (in my spare time as I have so much of that these days) and I came across a few that I will need to make a trip to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients. The banana fosters cake mentioned in a prior post, will be a newby at my house and I hope it tastes as good as the icky sticky picture made it look. Being a sucker for some bananas foster dessert I thought what better way than to try it with cake. I am going to add a bit of a twist and make it in individual ramekins, oh, and guess what that will resemble? Yes that’s right Upside Down CupCake Bananas Foster!!!! Now if you have ever heard of a Crazee dessert that is one to try out. I can taste the RUM now! I am still dreaming of spending Thanksgiving on the BEACH because that has become a tradition in this household but unfortunately time does not permit this year. So with the Dreams still piling up and destination beach being the number one goal these days I will leave you with these fantastic photos of Turkeys that beat me to my destination!
What an evening, cold yes it is 29 degrees currently. Moving some pieces of furniture dealing with the elements was not what I had on the agenda when I woke up this morning. The behavior of individuals is quite unpredictable at times, just never underestimate the person you are dealing with or else you could be taken off guard. I would like to say that my past experiences have prepared me quite well for unsavory individuals, and while that may not sound so appetizing to some, it has made me the person that I am today and for that I am grateful.
So the situation tonight could have gone many different ways and while I won’t go into the gory details I did want to leave you with this parting thought…..
Safe and sound at home dreaming of my beach fantasy and the warm days ahead!
Stepping forward now check out that background, surfboard, lifeguard tower…..
Do dreams have to come to an end, that is the question to ponder at this moment. Apparently having a blog that expresses your thoughts (however incognito they be) is a problem. Should this blog be the end of my brain dump for others to judge and hopefully laugh at as I often laugh at myself? I have shared that I dream of the beach everyday and that will not change. I was so hesitant to even have a blog but this began as a result of a course requirement for school. The ability to just let my fingers go, be creative and have some fun with searching for a few of my favorite things online, I must admit I am a bit of a Google freak, aren’t we all? This has become quite therapeutic for me in a self indulging sort of way. My motto again, if it feel good JUST DO IT! So I pose the question again, should this be my last blog? To dream or not to dream, that is the question, or better yet, to dream in public or not to dream in public? I am a pretty private person, hence my hesitation on even getting this started, but as I found I can hide behind the hidden innuendos and not post actual pictures of me or my family but still blab on and on and laugh, yes sometimes out loud at myself is much like lying down on the psychiatrists couch and pouring your thoughts out (sometimes feelings) and all of this free of charge. Well for those reading this you are indeed paying the price, and at that I laugh at as well. CupCake does have a warped sense of humor, but mainly towards myself.
SO shattered dreams, I THINK NOT! I will blog away and if I stop then time to pay the doctor for all of this great free therapy that I am receiving, wow do you think I have a split personality? Am I diagnosing myself? Bi-polar anyone? (Ooops is this a HIPPA violation, I think not, I can tell on myself all day long!) Do I answer my own questions? Crazy, yes just a bit but isn’t that what real dreamers and dreams are made of…..
SO remember Dreams whether the are Crazy or not are one of few things that CAN NOT be taken away from you!!!! Here’s to beach bum dreaming with you, for you, and best of all dreaming of you!!!! Beach – you will not allude me forever, one day I will be that independently wealthy surfer girl without a care in the world!!!!
Livin’ the Dream!!!!