After a very long day at airports, I arrived in Pensacola to a very welcoming sight. My old friend Bettye and Cynthia. Recently, I contacted Bettye and told her I was going to be in her neck of the woods. She graciously agreed to transport me and anyone else needing transport to the beachhouse on Sunday. I had not seen her in about 20 years, but I recognized her easily. Actually, she and Cynthia found each other and were standing together when I exited the secure area of the airport. Bettye drove us the 50 miles to the beachhouse and stayed til about 3am, when she decided it was in her best interest to go home. It didn't seem that we were ever going to retire for the evening and she had an early morning appointment with her builder.
I have posted a new album, go to it by clicking here. If a picture paints a thousand words, this is a good way for you to see how much fun we had in Destin.
The beach house was beautiful. There was a like house for sale across the street from us. Kathleen obtained a copy of the information sheet for the house and it was being offered for $1,250,000. Location played a very big part in the asking price, but the house was very beautiful and spacious.
We went deep sea fishing on the first day. Our trip began at 2:30pm and lasted 5hours. The big fish in the laundry basket was one that I caught. I named him Ralph. The smaller one in the basket was caught by Margaret. Kathleen took the prize for largest fish. She caught a grouper that was slightly bigger than the amacore jacks that the rest of us were catching. When we returned to land, they filleted our catch and bagged them for us. We took part of the catch to a restaurant. There the cook prepared our fish and provided the rest of the meal for a very reasonable fee. There was live entertainment and we enjoyed the evening immensely.
The next day we went shopping. I believe the place was called Seaside. It is a beautiful area and had alot of unique shops.
We also spent alot of time on the upper balcony of the beachhouse. We shared alot of secrets and stories. Our pact for the week: What happens in Destin, stays in Destin !Posted by Rita at August 8, 2004 10:44 AM