Resolving to Have FUN!

Resolving to Have FUN!

Sue came to visit me a couple of days after my boys went back to Michigan. We planned to spend the rest of the holidays on the beach and celebrate the incoming New Year together. For those of you who don't know Sue, she gifted Caesar to us, and I learned how smart and manipulative standard poodles can be! I wish he was still around to travel with me. Unfortunately, the weather stopped cooperating that week and the temperatures were not conducive to sunscreen and swimwear, but we found other Continue reading

The Beach at Panama City Beach

The Beach at Panama City Beach

When I first arrived in Panama City Beach I knew I would have lots of time on my hands to walk the beach, write, and relax…. after my daily allotment of work. In my mind, I'd already put myself on the beach with my computer working from my sandy, sunny office location. Think about that… sand and sun… known by their more realistic names: grit and glare. It was a nice dream. I worked on the beach all of twice, and instead took my breaks there. I'd walk from my campsite across the road and Continue reading

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

Occasionally, I'd take myself out for dinner, usually after a long workday. One place I returned to several times, was recommended by a local. The food was good, and on nights they had live music, that was good too. I wasn't uncomfortable dining or having a drink solo, because the staff actually talked to me when I pulled up a barstool. I took my kids for burgers while they were in town and when Sue came to visit we spent New Year's Eve there. She got to watch her football game which Continue reading

Raccoon River Campground in Panama City Beach

Raccoon River Campground in Panama City Beach

Sometimes the best laid plans get thrown out the window, and such was the case with an expected visit by Shawna and Alf to Richmond, VA. I was looking forward to seeing them for a quick one night stopover while they were enroute to a camping vacation on the Eastern Seaboard in North Carolina. They had their sights set on sandy beaches and nothing else mattered. Until Matthew. Hurricane Matthew roared up the Florida coast, dropped record rainfall, flooding North Carolina, causing road closures Continue reading