Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer Memories--A Day in the Life

I was horrible at blogging while the cuz was here, so I'll try and catch up. I think this will do it. It was a very quick visit, only nine days compared with her month's stay last summer. We could barely get enough in! This was the sunset in Pensacola on Wednesday night, our last night down south.

Riverside's front door bell. Love it!

Me eating red beans and rice at Oysterella's. Photo by the kid.

The day we got the kayaks, we had a little cloud burst. The kid asked for my assistance in getting the kayak out of the water and as I raced down the porch stairs, I slid on the wet wood and fell! Lord have mercy. I banged up my arms pretty bad and my butt, of course. I look like I was beat up by the look of my arms. The cuz took these pics Wednesday night, the day after. The bruises don't look as bad as they do now. Today, they look like ripe bananas! Loverly. My butt bone is still pretty sore. Owzy.

The cuz is growing up. A teenager in the making. I was surprised to see her show up with makeup on! This young lady has the most gorgeous green eyes and had covered them with black eyeliner! Tisk. I asked her if she wanted to do a little makeup shopping while she was visiting. What teenage girl would say no to that? So we went to M*A*C and had a little re-do. She was so cute sitting in that chair. The kid and I had to walk around because we just giggled the entire time which made her giggle. No giggling allowed when makeup is being applied!

Look at how pretty she looks. She doesn't need makeup, but if she's going to wear it, it should let her look like the beautiful all-American girl next door that she is. Love her and her freckles.

Afterwards, we went out to the local "amusement" arcade and did a little game playing--and go-cart driving! I didn't, mind you. My butt was way too sore to get into one of these things! Not to mention too big! hehe But the kids had a fun time. They never could catch up with one another. The cuz was a speed demon!

Fun times.

Choosing cheap trinkets from their winnings.

Then we went for dinner at The Fish House. The kids wanted to sit outside on the docks. Big mistake. It was so freakin' hot, no one could enjoy their meals or the pretty views. Oh well. Live and learn.

I had to have the Grits A Ya Ya. Oh they were delish.

The kids both had fried shrimp.

We couldn't eat fast enough to get back to the car and have air condition. I tell you, the older I get, the more I rely on the stuff. I just cannot stand the heat and humidity! It's actually the humidity that really gets me. Ooooof. We went to our favorite little spot in Pensacola and watched the sun set.

Then we were off to chase ghost crabs at Orange Beach. We had a beautiful full moon to light the way. With the help of a flash light, we spied this nasty jelly fish. The ones that kept us away from the beach during the day. Nasty little things.

The kids finally spotted a little crab.

I don't know what all the lights were here. Kinda crazy.

We ended the night at Shake's with sweets all around.

Wonderful summer memories.

14 comments:

mandco said...

What a perfect holiday!I agree with you that there is no need in covering up eyes as pretty as that! Love the MAC look though! What fun! You must be her favorite aunt!!Can you ship some of those shrimps over please?!!! Looks divine!! I love fried things *hihi*

mandco said...

What a perfect holiday!I agree with you that there is no need in covering up eyes as pretty as that! Love the MAC look though! What fun! You must be her favorite aunt!!Can you ship some of those shrimps over please?!!! Looks divine!! I love fried things *hihi*

mandco said...

What a perfect holiday!I agree with you that there is no need in covering up eyes as pretty as that! Love the MAC look though! What fun! You must be her favorite aunt!!Can you ship some of those shrimps over please?!!! Looks divine!! I love fried things *hihi*

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love that pretty door bell! Wow, that must have hurt... Great food and nice shots!

Cheers,

Rosa

Saucy said...

You are indeed a good lady, taking that sweet teen to the makeup counter. I agree, nothing spoils young beauty like loads of eyeliner. Loopy and I are terribly careful about her application - most of the time she asks me to do it for her, and that's fine by me.

Linda said...

Gosh the food looks good there. I could use some good seafood right about now.

Beth said...

What a wonderful time you had down at Riverside. The cuz does have some gorgeous eyes! I am so sorry about your fall,,if your back starts hurting you do see about it, sometimes falling on your bun causes back problems,,believe me i know about them there backs.
I sure hope we can get together soon.
xoxooxoxoxoxoxooxox

Pearl said...

Looks like a good time was had by all.
So very sorry to hear you have been hurting. Make sure you see the doctor if you continue to have pain...Too bad we don't bounce like when we were kids...lol
Take good care of yourself.

Hugs,

MarkMcL said...

Rosa

Excellent door bell.

Grits. Hmmm! Tried them once, well I had to being as how it was on my first visit to the States, however they must be an acquired taste.

MarkMcL (aka Mr English)

BTW thanks for all the comments you leave. I am more of a lurker myself. Read much, comment little.

Jeanie said...

That looks like such fun! And the food looks great, too! I love vacation!

PEA said...

Wonderful summer memories indeed...I want to go visit you and enjoy all that stuff toooooo!!!! I've so loved catching up on your last few posts and as always thoroughly loved the pictures.

Do you know, when I first saw my mom's new kitty, my first thought was your Bella! I told her I have a blogging friend that has a cat just like Tiger:-) Isn't it cute to see just the one front leg is striped and yet the other one is white?

Oh wow, I didn't know that Marty Stuart was a photographer! Like you, I just always knew him as a country singer:-) As for Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, etc, I was also raised on them...my mom played their music all the time and I still continue to do so!!

Love ya my friend! xoxo

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh gosh Rosa, I hope you're really ok. Those bruises look like they must hurt.

You're a terrific aunt. Your neice is lucky to have you. You're a pretty terrific friend too. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I'm doing better, other than really tired from the meds. I keep hoping that goes away soon.

Take care.
xox

Vita said...

WARNING: THIS COMMENT IS MIXED UP. That looked like a wonderful time for the cousins. Oh! Don't I know it, about those jelly fish. I only stepped on one once. I still remember, and that was about 45 years ago. I enjoyed your vacation, and was glad I wasn't in that humidity. Hope your nasty owies get better soon. I have a donut pillow you could use.

Vallen said...

Grits Ya Ya - food of the gods!!! I would go back to Pensacola for this dish alone!!!!

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