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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Memory Lane

Gosh,  I'm so sorry that it's been such a long time since I did a post but I was busy preparing for a visit from my girlfriend from high school.  Yes, you heard me right, a girlfriend from high school.  It has been at least 40 years since we have seen each other and the excitement of seeing her again took precedent over anything else.

The two of us on the Pier

We could sure tell you some stories but girls gotta have some secrets.   We might have had a few secrets but not very many because we sure couldn't pull the wool over her mom's eyes. LOL  We had a curfew of 11:00 p.m. and her mom always waited up for us when we went out on Saturday night.  One interesting fact was that husband and I introduced them.  My husband and her husband grew up in the same neighborhood and her husband was in a class at college with my husband so my husband brought him home and I invited her to meet him.  They dated and married and have been married almost as long as we have!  So, her husband and mine have a lot in common just like my girlfriend and I had.

We did some "retail therapy" shopping at the outlet mall in Destin,  about an hour from here.  We spent most of the day there.  From there we went out to dinner at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
We started out the next morning with breakfast at The Egg and I (which served us the best breakfast ever). We also took a stroll along the Pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and stopped by Starbucks just in time to hear a young jazz musician playing a saxophone ( my favorite instrument) outside.  It seems they had had a jazz festival last weekend and on Sunday he had set up in an area and was playing outside for all the world to hear (and I might add he was really good).

When we weren't talking in between trips to the various places we went , we stayed well up into the night...we had a lot of reminiscing to do and not a lot of time to get through it all (but try as we might, we didn't quite get through it all.  After all, it had been almost 40 years!!)  The husbands went to bed not the least bit interested in our conversation.  Hah   All in all,  even though our visit was a short one we had a wonderful time and vowed to continue to text, call and visit and I hope we see each other again real soon.  Below are a few photos we took while they were here:

Girlfriend and Husband  

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

The view from the Pier
The weather was picture perfect the whole weekend while they were here and they left just in time avoiding the torrential downpour we had for 4 days dumping 7 some odd inches of rain.  We were  fortunate but the people in Pensacola didn't fare well and were flooded.  They got 20" of rain within 26 hours.  (Pensacola is 2 hours from here).  The rain washed away entire streets, and houses were filled with mud and water.  My heart goes out to people there as it will be a long time before things become normal for them.

Well, that's it for this post.  The weather here for the next 6 days is supposed to be sunny and h~o~t a welcome change from all that rain!  Enjoy the weekend.  :-)
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