Saturday, August 25, 2012

A little trip......a little sun.....a lotta rain

After waiting out a storm last Friday.....like not yesterday because I'm really behind, we got packed in the RV and got over to the state park for a few days of beach and relaxation.......well in between rain storms.

Saturday was really nice.  We stayed down at the beach and actually in the water most of the morning.   
We rode our bikes back to the RV around lunch time, got ready and went to eat lunch and shop a little.  Then back down to the beach hoping for a sunset....but not to be, the clouds were taking over the sky and blocking out the sun.  Not to be disappointed, we swam and floated for a long time just enjoying the water and if you've never just floated around in salt water, you must do it and soon.  Just after we got back to our chairs to sit and read for a while, a little family walked by and asked if we had seen the shark!   Thankfully, we hadn't seen it or we might have had a mild to major attack trying to get to shore!


All set up in our favorite place with our books, cooler and chairs. Time to relax!


The water was gorgeous!


 Yes, I'm showing off my weight loss......I wore this bathing suit in Disney World in 2008 and it hardly covered my stomach.  Now it fits and I'm enjoying it again.....or should I say for the first time!


We went to bed to thunder Saturday night and woke to storming rain Sunday morning.  We looked up churches in the area and started our day worshipping at a small and very friendly church.  After church we grabbed a bite to eat and went to the movie where the rain brought in tons of other people making us really glad we got there early.  

Monday, same weather....... rain, rain, rain.....So we headed off for a little shopping and decided to eat lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, P.F. Changs.  I wanted desert and they have miniature ones which are about three bites so we had the "Great Wall of Chocolate" in a shot glass and shared the tiny thing!

Back to the RV where we were entertained by the sound of falling rain all through the afternoon and night.

BUT......Tuesday dawned and the sun came out!  We could hardly load our cart fast enough and get down to the beach.  This time, we packed our lunch determined to spend as much time on the beach as possible.

The Superhero hooks that cart with all our things to his bike and we cycle about a mile to the boardwalk.  Then walk the long walk down to the beach.


Looking out from the boardwalk at that gorgeous Gulf!


These clouds worried us for a while.....


But this continued to draw us...


The red flags were flying and when we stood ankle deep in the Gulf we could feel the pull of the undertow....


The surf was up!  These pictures don't show how high the waves really were.




We stayed at the beach until 4 in the afternoon, then packed it up and headed back watching some bad looking clouds.  Sure enough, about five minutes after we unloaded our cart, the rain came down in full force.  

Wednesday morning it was time to get ready and head home.  Our short vacation was over but we enjoyed every moment, even the rain.  

18 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

Girl, you are rockin' that swimsuit!! You look Mah-Ve-Lous!!A little sun, a little rain, ok, a whole LOT a rain, it sounds wonderful. Glad you had such a good time.

Keetha Broyles said...


Oh my GOODNESS!!! Those pictures are amazing. I LOVE how private your beach is, but since you have to walk carting all your stuff, I can see WHY it's that private.

You are a cutie patootie in ANYTHING you wear, but in that suit??? DA BOMB!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

PS - - - send the rain UP HERE.

And, you make me want to take a beach trip, it's been three or four years since we have. There's no salt water beaches within walking distance from either Indiana OR Central Wisconsin.

;-)

Needled Mom said...

It does look beautiful and I know how great that warm Gulf water feels.

Great look in the bathing suit. Bet it feels even better.

Stay safe with Issac.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

You look gorgeous in that suit. I'd be showing off my weight loss if I looked that good, too!

My hubby says that a rainy day at the beach is still better than a sunny day at home. Of course, a sunny day at the beach is the best, but ...

Your pictures are really making me anxious to get in some time on the beach ... and in 2 weeks from tomorrow, we'll be on our way!

Stay safe from Isaac.

Tami said...

Looking good in that bathing suit! Whoot Whoot!!
Beautiful scenery pictures too!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

What a wonderful trip! We were at the beach last weekend as well, also in an RV park! I had an acquaintance who stores her RV in the same park my parents were planning to stay in so I was able to rent hers and meet my parents there! It was a great way to spend the last weekend before I reported back to work. Well, minus the Strep and Flu I was diagnosed with and the downpour we had to break down in on Sunday. Other than that it was great! LOL!

Deb said...

what a fun vacation...even with the rain...great photos...congrats on the weight loss...makes you feel so good to wear something comfortably that once wasn't ...

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, thanks for sharing those wonderful scenic photographs! You look just great in your swim suit. I joined Weight Watchers this past Thursday and hope that by this time next year, I, too, will be able to wear a swim suit and look presentable! Peace.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Besides the rain it sounds like a wonderful time. The water and the biking. Love the photos and you look marvelous!

Mimi said...

HI NANCY!!!
first off YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!Love that swimsuit and you really DID IT!!!SO happy for you...I am dieting....and I am running/walking on the tread mill....20 minutes everyday!!!!And I am down 5 pounds....I am not happy about the diet or the exercise...but I know I need to do it...those 15 menopause pounds are coming off to stay!!!
I am headed on a cruise soon and do not want to look at that big inner tube around my middle anymore....I want to look like a fit MIMI and not a fat mimi!!!
I am also headed to Orlando this week to help our daughter move in to her FIRST HOME PURCHASE!!!So Proud of her...but sad this means she is staying......
I get to help her decorate too!!!
I just hope and PRAY that ISAAC is gone....and LL THAT RAIN.....BE SAFE my friend....I hope we can drive out to TAMPA for some RNC fun.....but doubt it...
to busy shopping....hanging up new pics....and just good ole fun!!
hugs,
jamie

Katie and Beau said...

You look great! xoxo

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Looks like fun. Congrats on that swim suit. You look great.

Cathy said...

What Katie said....glad you had a good time in spite of the weather....glad it was not this week.

Stephanie said...

You look fab! The day looks perfect...err all of it except for the shark! It really is the kind of day you won't forget:)

The Hatcher's said...

Nancy you look awesome!

Even though you had lots of rain you can't beat that scenery!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

So happy to hear about the wonderful time you had despite the weather....great job on your weight loss...wow awesome,girl!

Auntie Bliss said...

That was so fun!! You look great in your swimsuit!! Glad that shark didn't getcha!