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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

~~~Big Lagoon State Park - Pensacola, Florida~~~

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is our wonderful host for "Outdoor Wednesday". If you are interested in this event....link on the logo picture....go visit more Outdoor Wednesdays and learn what it is all about. Join the fun.....

Thank you very much Susan

Well we have now arrived at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola, Florida. This is a state park which the sites are somewhat rustic.... However we do have 50 Amp, TV, GREAT Internet but no sewer hook-up... Also both Verizon & Att&T have great reception. After getting Tassie all set up into her new little (and I mean little) spot in the park we walked around and checked out our surrounding area... When we came back to the motorhome after our walk I fixed a quick dinner and then we decided to take a ride over to the Gulf Islands National Shoreline. On the way out of the park we spotted an Osprey nest and sure enough she was sitting there protecting it... After watching her for a while we headed over to the beach.

See my beautiful Herb garden that I make poor Ralph haul all over the country
Here is the Osprey we saw. The Osprey , sometimes known as the sea hawk, is a fish eating bird of prey. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings. The Osprey tolerates a wide variety of habitats, nesting in any location near a body of water providing an adequate food supply.

We rode around the Island and checked out the beautiful dunes, Sea Oats and the Gulf of Mexico blue waters... Of course Alyssah wanted to get out and go into the water but we told her we would come back a couple of times to swim and enjoy the beach. It was getting late in the evening and the sun was setting. It was a spectacular sunset and of course I took a ton of pictures of it but I will only post a couple today... After we left the beach we tried to hunt down a Dairy Queen or at least some quaint little beach Ice Cream Shop but with no luck we settled for a Sonic Ice Cream... It was still very yummy!



Tomorrow we will be going to the beach so hopefully
I'll have some great beach pictures for you to enjoy...

Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

Sandy Beach

23 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Fine pictures, especially of the sunset behind sea oats! You are leading us again to a place we've never seen, and now we want to go there!
Thank you!
I tried to send you an email yesterday, but it failed. I must have picked up the wrong address. I was trying to respond to your question to our blog about iPod.

Love Bears All Things said...

What an interesting site you have. I am going to read more and I might become a follower.
I love the picture of the Osprey and the sea oats.
Mama Bear

cindy said...

Awesome sunset pictures! Enjoy the beach!~Cindy~

Hootin' Anni said...

It all looks so peaceful and tranquil...what a life. Color me green with envy.

That bird is just simply awesome.

Have a great day.

Kathleen said...

Love the beach pics..Funny your dh drags your herbs with you!
Enjoy your vacation!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, these are some beautiful pictures! I loved seeing the osprey and the beach shots. We were just at that beach this spring, and the water is GORGEOUS. The sand, too, is so powdery white that they call it sugar sand. So glad you shared these with us.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday from the other coast of Florida!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Donna Marie said...

Donna Darling!!!!! I love the pics!!! That one with the sunset is awesome!

I miss you much!!!!

xoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful sunset picture - amazing!

Joe and Sherri said...

Hey your outdoing me on the scenery girl...we don't have that kind of thing going on here in West Texas HE HE. Oh well we may get out that way before it all gets by us. Have fun and keep the news coming

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What beautiful beach pictures...Happy OW!!!

Justine said...

Oh wow, that last sunset picture is amazing! Take me with youuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Justine :o )

SmilingSally said...

I'd frame that shot of the beach if I were you.

mbkatc230 said...

That sunset shot is gorgeous. You are in one of my very favorite places right now you lucky thing! I just adore Pensacola. And Gulf Islands is just beautiful. Have a wonderful time. Kathy

Picket said...

Pretty place girl and I thought that huge Osprey bird was an eagle at first! lol The sunset pics are gorgeous! You sure do get to see some fantastic places..I ask Bill one time how did the idea of buying a RV and traveling sound to him..he said great except for the fact that the whole family would want to come along ALL EXPENSES PAID!!!!! lol lol Have a great week sweetie!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

That photo of the osprey is fantastic. You could frame that! We were there in February and it was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Wednesday.

Charla

Tootsie said...

how pretty is that sunset!!! I love seeing where you are going...it is just about like being there..you always take such great photos!
I surprisinly don't spend too much time working in the yard. Maybe three or four days a month weeding..and I mow the grass a couple days a week. I mostly just sit and look I love the daily watering...it gives me a chance to appreciate all the blooms up close!

Tootsie said...

surprisingly !!! that is what it was meant to say! lol

Baba's Babies Are Special said...

Hi Donna, thanks for sharing your great pictures with us.I can remember as a child,traveling by a train to Pensacola and going on a very long railroad bridge over the water... it was so scary and I felt like the train was going to fall into the water...

I love the white pretty sand and the sunsets are perfect!!!

Enjoy your adventure and your time with your granddaughter.
Hugs, Baba

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous phtos! We are headed to florida in August..can NOT wait. LOVE tassy....I hope to do that some day....where would I put my crafts? cherry

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Now this looks like entirely too darn much fun!

Besides i see wayyy in the back tucked behind something a darling red PT Cruiser!

I have a silver one and i feel so fun loving in it.

Thanks for sharing...

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful places... I would say that is traveling in style... nice rig!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lovely photos. That is so funny that you took your pots of herbs with you! They look like they are thriving. They must like to travel as much as ya'll! laurie

dAwN said...

Oh..Love to have 50 amp..! Love when we are able to have sewer hook up also..but always willing to make do..when the area is beautiful.
Looks nice!
Hee hee..so cool u have your outdoor plants..what kind to u travel with?
I have quite a few indoor plants..and dont have outdoor plants.
Looks like you are all enjoying life!
see u again!

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