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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gulf Of Mexico

 

Welcome to my newest follower, rmnorman1.  I couldn’t find a site for you, but if you do have one, contact me and I will put it up here.  Thanks for riding along.  Hope you enjoy are crazy traveling.

Well, it has happened!!  I received a comment today that I had to delete.  I guess this is what you call spam.  Not going to post the name because I think that is what they wanted.  It was nasty and disgusting and is deleted.  If I can figure out how to do it, I will block them. Nuff said. 

The same day we went to see The Fanning Springs State Park, we also drove the extra miles to see the Gulf Of Mexico.  I mistakenly thought by driving  down to the city of Suwannee, that we could reach the Gulf.  Not so.  We did make it to the city, but could find no way to get down to the ocean.  Bummer… :(

I was really wanting to see how Rusty would handle the waves so, I hadn’t given up yet.  We finally stopped at this little Café/bar type place and I went in and talked to a very nice young man about directions to the Gulf.  He told me it was possible, but there was a 15 mile drive down a dirt road.  He assured us the road was in good condition, and when we came to the end of it, there were only a couple more turns. 

The road turned out to be right in the middle of a swamp, so, it was really interesting.  We could hear birds calling and at one point there was a small gator in the road, but he was too quick for me to get a picture.  We also scared a coon and he ran off too quick for a picture also.  I loved the road and would probably take it again.  Very peaceful.

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We had to make a couple more turns and then there it was.  There were lots of people everywhere again, but I did manage to get a few pictures.  That kite was being flown by an older gentleman, and I thought it was a hand glider at first.  When it got closer, I could see it was a dragon kite.  Very cool.

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As you can see, Donnie did finally get Rusty down close to the water, but he was only interested in the little boy carrying the other little dog.  It was one of those tiny little yappy dogs, but cute as a button.  Didn’t really want anything to do with Rusty, and Rusty didn’t want anything to do with the water.  I think he thought, “oh, no, another bath”.

We didn’t stay long cause we had a long trip home and the people that were already there were camping and cooking so, we hightailed it on out of there.

We took a shorter route home.  Rusty had been a good boy all day, and we didn’t want to push his patience any more than we had to.  Besides, me and Don were getting tired too.    We traveled about 200 miles on this day and needed to get home.

Do you all ever eat smoothies?  I have been making a lot of them lately.  We were getting in a bad habit of eating ice cream waaaaaay too much.  This way we are getting a treat, but it is filled with fruit and yogurt. They are easy to whip up in the blender, and I use frozen fruit and/or fresh.   Some of them have 2 or 3 different fruits.  I love them and glad I rediscovered them.

Later… :)

15 comments:

Vera said...

I make a lot of smoothies in the summer. Often I only use milk and frozen fruit. It works great. That was a long drive for one day. Hope Rusty gets used to the water.

Malone said...

You are so right, Pidge. Summer smoothies for breakfast are my favorite treat, if summer ever comes to the northwest anyway. Right now it's still oatmeal. Love the beach photos.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

To bad Rusty didn't care for the water, with Rigg's being a Lab he lives for the thought of jumping into a lake anytime were near one, it will be interesting to see what he does with the seashore when we get him there the first time. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Carol K said...

Glad to hear that you made it to the Gulf waters. Your pictures were great! Smoothies, yum!

Donna K said...

Love the photos of the road..it does look peaceful. I think I need a jeep or something other than our little Fit!

I bet Rusty will get used to the water. Most dogs have a great time once they discover the fun of a good splash. Can't keep our Rusty out, although he likes to wade more than swim.

Smoothies? Yes, as long as they don't contain yogurt LOL! I've tried but I just cannot stand that stuff...even the flavored kinds. I make smoothies with milk and frozen fruit.

Enjoyed all your photos today.

Judy and Emma said...

Sounds, and looks, like a road I'd enjoy traveling down. Emma doesn't like water either. But sand is another story. It turns her instantly into a wild maniac! :)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Our guest dog also hates the water and is seriously afraid of waves.

Gail Durham said...

Breakfast smoothies make a great meal in the morning in the summer!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Loved the drive to the gulf -- looked very peaceful. I whip up smoothies quite often with frozen or fresh fruit and no-sugar added fruit juice -- YUM! Be safe in your travels. Did you get my email about my heart meds? I'm on 12.5 mgms of Toprol in the morning & at night, along with 325 mgms of aspirin. I'll be waiting to hear what you find out.

Sue and Doug said...

great work on the collages..even Tucker who loves the water is not fond of the ocean waves!..so poor Rusty is not alone in that regard!

Rick and Paulette said...

Smoothies are great. Our dogs will run along the beach but generally won't go near the waves or water.

Jorge and Evielynne's RV Adventures Blog said...

People in the water? LOL BRRRRR - still cold here in Oregon... I just want to jump in your photos so bad....

Al and Karen said...

Hi Pidge, I'd sure love to know where that road is and how to get to it. We're workamping near fanning Springs ext winter, and it sounds like the sort of place I'd love to explore! Can you drop me an email at karen41262@gmail.com when you have time?

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Been making my own daily home version of a Smoothie for years & have it every morning for breakfast.

http://thebayfieldbunch.com/2009/09/als-food-video-contributionsounds-yukky.html

Looked like an interesting road you folks were on. Always nice to get further back into nature.

*The Old Geezer said...

I haven't made any smoothies lately but now that you put the bug in my ear I think I'll blend up a batch :-)

~Ron
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