Sunday, August 20, 2006

At the Beach!

Mom & I have been taking a beach trip since my senior year of high school. Where else is there to go other than Panama City Beach? We've been going there since I was a baby, why stop now? We have our favorite restaraunts and tons of memories to recall while we're there. It's always fun!!

We take a ton of books with us, Mom is the one
that gave me the passion for reading! We both
read John Grisham's "Bleachers". I hadn't read
anything by him in ages & Mom hadn't read
any of his books. I loved it, my favorite book of
his now! Great story!! I read "Hissy Fit" again,
my new favorite book of the summer! (ok, watch the
language if you pick that one up, can't help it) I
read "Smitten", the new Janet Evanovich book
and "Wyoming Kid" by Debbie Macomber.

We baked ourselves in the
sun from morning 'till late afternoon.
Only taking breaks long enough to
grab a snack. We ate dinner at our
favorites: Angelos, Captain Andersons
and The Treasure Ship twice! YUMMY
You haven't lived until you've had a

steak or ribs from Angelos, messy
shrimp from Captain Andersons (with
any one of the homemade desserts) or
any kind of seafood from the Treasure


We are always amazed at how the place is growing with new huge high rise condos at every step. It sure isn't the same place that it was just 5 or 10 years ago. (which is mostly an improvement) It still makes me sad t o ride by and see Miracle Strip closed, grown up and about to be torn down. Lots of memories down there for sure. Beach trips with friends, taking friends with the parents, trips with Amy's parents, youth camps galore and family trips with Andy too. Those of you who grew up with me should recognize this place!! 'Nuff said about that!

It was the BEST time of the year to
go, wowie!! It was pretty empty and
we loved it!! The beach was deserted
and gorgeous! We walked right in to
eat everywhere, no traffic and the

"crowded" day at the pool there were
10 people there total!! Rates are also
down now that everyone is back in

school, good times~

We saw more dolphins than I'd ever seen
down there before!! They came out in
front of our hotel every day twice: late
morning and early evening. They would
play and feed out there for about an hour,
great to watch. I tried to
get pics, but
they weren't still long enough.
that huh?

Nothing else really to report. We ate more homemade ice cream from "The Ice Cream Shoppe" than I care to report. We didn't see a movie which is rather odd for us, I had "Gilmore Girls" episodes to watch at night and Mom read. We did visit an "Alvin's" store, of course! So, until next time....


Terry said...
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Terry said...

Monica that looks awesome, Kerri and I should do that someday.