Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another beach trip.....

I'm not posting as many pictures of this trip since we just made the same trip (with the same bathing suit) last month.  
This trip was just as relaxing as the last one!  Praise the Lord for His beautiful creation, it just soothes and comforts!  And just as His mercies are new every morning, so is the beauty of His creation!
The first two days, we stayed at a site that was just fine, but then we got the opportunity to move to the lot below.  It is the most beautiful lot in the park, is very seldom available and we just happened to get 3 empty days!  Of course, with Labor Day weekend coming, there will be NO empty lots.
You can't see it well, but there is a fountain there that makes it really pretty.  Maybe if you click on that picture, you'll be able to see the statue better.  

This was the R.V. across from us.  I'm not exactly sure how they managed to move around inside and maybe you just open the door and get into bed.  That kind of camping isn't for me!  I am claustrophobic and I would be c.r.a.z.y.   er.  :)

As you can see, it was cloudy and threatning to storm most of the time we were on the beach.  Those clouds were breathtakingly beautiful.....I especially like the ones of the rays pushing through the clouds.  Actually, it never rained on us.....we managed to get to the beach, stay as long as we wanted and get back before any rain ever fell!

One night, it did really storm and the next day when we went down to the beach, you could see the surf had eaten away the sand and there was a mini cliff before you got to the water.  
We saw things this trip that we haven't seen before.  One day we kept noticing something reflecting in the surf and when we looked closely, we saw what we think were needle nosed fish. They were blue and green colors, almost seeming neon in the water.
That same day I came on a small sting ray on the bottom and promptly pulled my feet up onto my float.  
Another day, at dusk, we saw big sting rays swimming close to the surface of the Gulf, flapping their bodies making them look like they were flying!  
The last day, we had dolphins swimming close by!  Unfortunately, that day the dog flies were having us for lunch!  We tried putting bug spray on, but they weren't to be stopped!  So we loaded our little wagon and started for the R.V.
Russell was riding ahead of me pulling our wagon while I closely watched to make sure nothing fell off instead of watching the road.....I'm a terrible driver.....rode off into the bushes and got all scratched.  So I rode the rest of the way bleeding!  I laughingly said a land shark got me!  
Not sure if anyone noticed, but my sidebar is back!!!!!  I just had to update my template whatever that means!  I may even get brave enough to attempt putting a new header on the blog.  Maybe........  but I also can't seem to find spell check!  SIGH


Needled Mom said...

Gee, I sort of like that cute little tent like trailer. It would definitely be just for sleeping (I'd think).

Sounds like it was a great trip, but I'm sorry to read that the land shark got you. Ouch!

Mimi said...

I love your spacious RV over that little bitty one!!! I too am claustrobic (SIC) Were you riding an ATV??? We have several and it just takes practice, or were you on a bike??? Or a motor scooter??? I laughed and then felt bad!!! Sorry about that!!!
beautiful pics

Keetha Broyles said...

OK - - - those of us who live in the midwest, far far far from an ocean, are a TAD bit jealous of all your ocean visits!!!

Oh well - - - I have CULVER'S

nancygrayce said...

No just your ordinary bike! Just call me clumsy!!! :)

nancygrayce said...

Keetha, come on down! I'll take you to the beach!

Dawn said...

I see one of those little A-frames here in town, and I definitely get claustrophobic just imagining sleeping in it.

Beautiful cloud pictures.

Amy said...

cool photos! We have a caravan that we like to take on holiday to the beach and we also see stingrays too, love the beach!

Sharon said...

Wowwwww those pictures are breath taking. I am Glad you all had such a good time. Yessss that is a tiny trailer haha!

Have a beautiful & blessed weekend :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

what a fun trip! I love the beach!