Friday, September 16, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee and Labor Day at the Beach WEEK ONE

Hi gang!  Long time, no see!  Time to play a little catch-up.

All is great here.  Temps have dipped down into the 80's making it tolerable to putter around outside.  Dom and I are both feeling great and enjoying our new "health kick".

The last couple of weeks, Dom was a "groovy bachelor" here at home. He happily worked on a couple of new projects and enjoyed his solitude.

I ventured to PCB on the Wed. prior to Labor Day Weekend.  My dear Cajun girlfriend, Vickie, met me at the condo.  As usual, she loaded us up on goodies....  Speckled Trout, Mallards, Pheasants and Deer Sausage for the freezer. What a yummy treat.  She's an absolute doll and I love her dearly!

Much to our dismay,  TS Lee ruined MANY beach vacations.  There was a DOUBLE RED FLAG flying for 6 days straight, signifying that there would be NO SWIMMING whatsoever.  Anyone caught out too far would be ticketed by the police.  Apparently there were some strong rip-tides.

We witnessed one dope get pulled out of the water and rushed to the hospital.  Guess he didn't see the airplane flying back and forth all day with a big banner reading "STAY OUT OF THE GULF", nor the police cars and beach patrols with their bull horns.  A lifeguard told me that he was conscious when they finally took him away.

So, although it was generally sunny and BREEZY, there was no splashing.  Speaking of "breezy".... 70 MPH wind gusts knocked over Donn's big ice cooler outside.... while full of ice!  Anyway, I felt horrible for folks who planned Labor Day vacation and came into town to this after working and saving for a beach trip.

Note how the beach virtually disappeared during periods of LEE

As you can guess, Vickie and I had BIG FUN.  Tanned every day,  ate out alot, drank plenty of beer and spent alot of time with Donn and Tina across the street.  Also used our fitness room for the 1st time.... Vickie sprung for Swedish Massages.  I fell in love with our Steam Room.  Unfortunately for Dom and I, they are NOT co-ed. 

I felt compelled to take a photo of Vickie as she was ready to leave the condo.  This photo doesn't depict her monster cooler in the kitchen.  Boy, that gal LOVES to pack!   (All of that stuff was for a 7 night beach-bum vacation!  I still have nightmares about watching her pack for our week in Cancun a few years

As we were loading up her truck on the following Wednesday, the YELLOW FLAGS shot up, and the water settled down.  By Thursday, the water was gorgeous once again.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Love your pictures of the beach and all the excitements! Our big excitement has been rain, so heavy that it nearly washed the roads away... that's because they are just dirt in most places. Glad you are enjoying the new health kick!