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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Orange Beach, AL Part I

I had the fortunate opportunity to go to Orange Beach, AL for a week with my man and another family & share a condo last week. Let me tell you, if you haven’t been to the beach you MUST go, at least once in your life. I have been on carnival cruises a couple of times in my life.  I have been to Jamaica, Grand Caymans, and Cozumel BUT I never got to really enjoy the beaches & just lay out in the sun on the beach OR walk barefoot along the shore.  It is truly romantic.  I have always felt a pull to the ocean and I have been before but not to enjoy it and relax. 

Sorry if you’re not a foot person BUT I had to. Further in the photo is my friend. She & I go way back to elementary and Jr. High School and then she moved to California when she was 14, joined the military and we vaguely kept in touch.  I ran into her couple years back and have kept in touch since.  Over that time we grew closer. In the photo she is holding her daughter who is the most mature, well behaved, polite, respectful, and just downright GOOD child I have every met and if I were promised a child HALF as good as her I would have one!!!  While we were down on the beach we went to Lulu’s restaurant which is mostly seafood. I don’t do seafood…I know, I know, you’re thinking someone who LOVES the beach but doesn’t like seafood?  But I don’t. Lulu’s was a MUST go to.  Lulu is Jimmy buffet’s sister and Jimmy sometimes makes a surprise appearance!  How awesome would that have been?

Jason everyone, everyone meet Jason this is the love of my life we’ve been together 5 & 1/2 yrs.  This was our first REAL vacation. I say real because we have always gone to Branson, MO which is only an hour drive for 2-3 days & once you’ve gone to the same place SO many times you run out of things to do and it’s not exciting anymore. After about the second day I looked at him and said “you realize this was a huge mistake?".  He asked "why?".  I said “because NOW we HAVE to come back!” lol. Ya see, I was worried he wasn’t going to enjoy himself cause he is a go go go all the time person but he really enjoyed himself in fact when we got back home :( he said he was just stopping in to get the rest of his things and moving to the Beach!  Lol, so I am SO SO grateful he enjoyed it!


  1. Okay, you have me wanting to go to the beach now! Hmm I wonder if I can bribe my parents into keeping my daughter over a weekend this summer. The closest beach isn't the best, but it's a beach! Glad you and your hubby got to go on a "real" vacation!

  2. I agree with Jessica - you really made me want a to head to the beach! Yay for vacations!!

  3. I haven't been to the beach in 13 years. Clearly, I need to plan a trip! My hubby and I have never gone on a real vacation either; so glad you were able!

  4. Thank you ladies I hope it wasn't too much of a tease and more of a boost of motivation to GO!!! Jessica THANK YOU SO SO much for introducing me to instagram



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