Monday, January 24, 2011

Relaxation Before Craziness Sets In

We are taking our annual sojourn on the Florida Gulf Coast--first, we will relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the area. We overnight in Covington, LA--always an interesting time. We found the local coffee shop, where you can listen to the 'locals' converse. We saw signs to farmer's market, which was located across from the cemetery--all above graves due to the water table.
Nothing like the Satsumas from the area--a sweet, easy to peel citrus.
A snack to take along is fresh popped kettle corn. The vendor uses a cake cooler to separate the unpopped kennels. He noted that the chickens like the loose corn.
Onward and then we cross over into our destination--Destin, Florida! This is our favorite sight!
Along the main drag we stop to purchase fresh picked strawberries offered by Plant City farmers--yummy!
And for our evening treat, we enjoy a glass of wine, along with variety of cheese bought at the Destin Cheese Shop.
A walk on the beach is in order for our first full day in Destin. The skies are bright blue, no clouds in sight--walk on the white sand is perfect way to begin the day.
There are a few hardy souls picnicking and feeding the gulls. The fence breaks and sea oat plants help protect the dunes.
Ah, a super day!
RELAXATION! Craziness sets in Tuesday----

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