Sunday, October 17, 2010


Welcome to my first blog post!  In the spirit of true rambling, my sweet hubby, Steve (also known as The Professor because he can fix anything and has a head full of knowledge that has just seemingly appeared through osmosis) and I just returned from a quick get away to Ft. Walton Beach for our 26th anniversary.  We had a wonderful time, and as usual, he almost had to drag me from the beach.  I'm already plotting our return.  A picture tells a thousand words, so....

The view from our balcony

Steve relaxing on the beach.  This was actually the first time we've ever gone to the beach in the fall, and I must say it was wonderful...cooler temps, lower crowds.

Having a glass of vino, on the beach, watching the sunset with your honey. 
Does it get any better???

As the sun sets on our first day

Now that's a good husband.  Going out to set up our little slice of paradise.

This little guy was sunning on the sand next to me

Enjoying a pre-dinner Flirtini at Marina Cafe (if you ever find yourself in the
Ft. Walton/Destin area, you MUST eat here...fabulous)
...and since some of you have asked, according to Marina Cafe, a Marina Flirtini consists of Raspberry Vodka & Cointreau,
Pineapple & Cranberry Juices topped with Champagne. 

And while I'm at it, boy can you tell that I'm much more dilligent about putting sunscreen on my face than elsewhere. 
Yikes, I look like a ghost in that picture...I'm blaming the flash.

Woke up early to catch the sunrise on our last day

Caught the gulls doing their morning grooming

Okay, I don't know what kind of bird this was, but he was a big guy judging
from this print.  That's my footprint beside his, and I wear a size 9 shoe!

Until next time....


  1. Well how about that? Congratulations Shannon on joining the ranks of blogland. I can't wait to see what posts you'll share, especially considering your home town.

    Your pictures make me want to get back to the beach too, my one short trip to Florida for this year just didn't do the trick. Your trip looks like paradise to me.

  2. Your trip just looks wonderful! I am so glad you are back in Blogland!!!!

  3. Hey! Its Becky. I'm glad you're blogging. I love your pictures. Now...please tell me, what is a flirtini??

  4. hey girl, what IS a flirtini????
    Welcome back to blogging!! Look forward to reading more of your ramblings!!


  5. Looks like a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Wishing I had a flirtini.

  6. Beautiful pictures and stories. This is a nice place says Tow Chandler.