Sunday, September 11, 2011

Our Best 30 Years

This August, Joey and I celebrated our 30th anniversary and went to our favorite place in this world...Panama City, Florida. We honeymooned there, and took many vacations there throughout the years. A special perk of going at the end of August is you get the beach to yourself. School is back in session, and the "snowbirds" have not arrived. Rates are discounted and the weather is usually great...even though it is hurricane season. I shouldn't be telling anyone this best kept secret. Look how clear the Gulf was.

see...the beach was deserted

beautiful sugar sand beaches

The view from the balcony is breathtaking.

the view at the pool is nice too
I could easily move here and be a beach bum.

This was as dressed up as we got for dinner each evening.

We found a nice city park that had some nice paved walking trails...

We walked 4 miles there.

We explored a state park with a 1 1/2 mile hike to the beach. Walking in sand will give you a workout, I'm here to tell you.

A nice bridge going to the beaches

We rested in a pavilion overlooking the bay

The property was built as a couple's home, and he died during the building process. The wife built some cabins on the property and rented them to vacationers in the late 50's.

It was a lovely place.

It's a good thing we did all that walking, so we could work off the calories in our meals.

We enjoyed The Captain's Table, which was new to us this year. My meal was scamp imperial, cheese grits, and Greek salad. Can you say "delicious"?

We went to our all time favorite place to eat...Captain Anderson's on the night of our anniversary. I had delicious grilled red snapper.
We strolled along the harbor and looked at the boats.

Toward the end of the week the current and waves were so strong that the flags were double red...meaning all waters closed to the public. It was still beautiful, and we enjoyed the pool.

You notice there is still no one in the backgrounds.

We are kind of selfish that way hogging the pool and beach to ourselves.

The best feeling in the world...toes in the sand. AAAAAHHHHH!!!

By the end of the week, we were a little tanner and much more relaxed.

Sheila + Joey =30 great years.

Wish you were here...wish I was!