"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Road Tripping

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Our youngest daughter and her husband had the use of a condo in Destin, FL last week.  They were kind enough to invite us, our grand daughter, and a family friend to join them for part of that time.  It was one of those way up there in that building in the center.  The view from the balcony wasn’t bad.  You could hear the surf washing ashore.

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Lots of people around, though.

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We decided to escape the madness one day and go kayaking.  An hours drive North found us in another world.  Deep hardwood and pine forest, and a blackwater creek.

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Loading up.

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Getting ready.

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A little bumper boating.

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Stopping for a swim.

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The other days were spent lounging around, doing a little shopping, and trying to find the best seafood in the area.  Seems a place with the name of Stinky’s won the best of show; and taste.

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The best part of the trip though, was just getting to spend time with the grand daughter.  She an adult now, in college, and has a busy life.  Glad she found the time to share with us.

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Hopefully we all were able to,

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I know we did…….jc


  1. What a lovely family photo...colors so vivid! Stinkeys....been there. Out of this world...worth every penny as I remember it! Great to see that white sand!

  2. Great group. Love the write up. I know Sallie is glad you are home.

  3. Great fun, great food! Good stuff.

  4. Black water River?

    Glad you found a way to go canoeing. Great family PICT!

  5. Such a happy photo of you, Wanda and your granddaughter. Love to see you enjoying life, family, travel... and kayaking!

  6. Love the photo of you two with the granddaughter!

  7. Great photos of family and fun...as you have said many times...makes for "smiley memories"...sorry we missed each other...Happy Trails..Horst


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