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Life in the South:

The adventures of three sisters: Gracie Hope, Faith and other things to make you smile.

Monday, October 25, 2010

1921 Model T

I love antiques and have been collecting since I was 19. Ha, some of the things I got new back then are now considered vintage! While visiting Mexico Beach a few years ago, there was a couple that owned a 1921 Model T at Sharon's Restaurant. I did not have my camera at the time...which was a first by the way, so I did not get pictures. Every year when I return to Mexico Beach, I look for Geraldine. Well this year I got lucky and found her again and got the pictures I wanted years ago. The couple that owns her has an amazing story. He is the 2nd owner of that gem of a car. Ford says you can get it in any color as long as it is black. If you are ever in Mexico Beach look for her and have a wonderful conversation with the owners about their story. Enjoy the pics.

Friday, October 22, 2010

You just never know what tomorrow will bring.

I have never witnessed someone home burn to the ground. Last week I witnessed just that. It took a fast 20 minutes and it was all gone. A lifetime of memories for a family, a loving home. The elderly gentleman who was the owner, lived there with his son and grandson and their dog. They all got out safe and I heard him say, "you just never know what life will bring your way". We need to live each day as it is our last. Be kind to others and enjoy what blessings we You just never know what tomorrow will bring.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Day at the Dog Park.

After Church on Sunday, it was such a beautiful day that one of my friends suggested we go to the dog park. Well my girls have never been to a dog park so I thought how cool it would be for them to socialize with other dogs. After all, dogs are pack animals and my dogs love each other and some of my friends dogs. We arrived at the park and they had an area for swimming...well I knew better than to head in that direction....I know how they react to the beach. Not very pleasant for either of us as they hate the water and sand. Next was the BIG DOG area....I could just hear the dogs barking to each other..."snacks being served today??? goodie!!!" Isabella only weighs 2.5 pounds. They did have a separate area for small dogs. It was double gated although mine could scoot under it. Inside the area were lots of tennis balls, Frisbees, fresh water and shade. What a wonderful place for pups to romp and sniff. There were squirrels in every tree to chase and bark and lots of room for running. Well I have Chihuahua's...they ran the fence and barked at anything that moved. One Gentleman did not even bother to bring his dog into the area. There were several different kinds of small dogs there, most with easy going personalities and Isabella and India did finally warm up and make some new friends. After a while we left and went to the Happy Pig Restruant downtown. It is dog friendly with the best BBQ. There were dog treats and water for the four legged visitors at the front door. A good time was had by all.

Meeting new friends

Beautiful Bella never met a stranger

This is what mine thought of the dog park

Oh Goodies at the Happy Pig!

Others enjoying lunch with their 4 legged baby

Pirates Cove, Dogs and Dolphins

Pirates, Dogs and Dolphins "OH MY"!

This past Saturday I was invited by a couple of friends to go out on their boat. It was a beautiful day on the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. We did some crusin and ended up at Pirates Cove where they were having their annual Dog Olympics. Pirates Cove is a dog friendly Restruant and bar where your dogs don't have to even be on a leash. The neighboring dogs swim over to beg for their supper and play on the beach and water. It is a fun atmosphere and we witnessed the burger eating contest. Tiki won again this year with a 6 second timing. I really enjoyed watching the dogs and kids play in the shallows. We then took up anchor and went to Shuckers Restruant for some delish oysters...they are in season now! Took a walk at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL and headed back to Pensacola. On our return we were blessed with a dolphin sighting. They swam under the boat and all around in a feeding frenzy that was great to watch. There is nothing more relaxing than being on the water, sun in your face and a gentle wind blowing. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures. Smile, beauty is all around us, no matter where we live.

Capt. Dana

Race Car Dave

Wonder if BP read this sign???

Rainbow houses at Perdio Key

Beautiful water, white sand dunes and sea oats blowing in the breeze

Pensacola Lighthouse

Orange Beach, AL



Not a dolphin but a swimmer too far out if you ask me...just sayin

The Bay is speckled with sailboats everywhere

Pulling into Pirates Cove

Every Pirate needs a pirate dog...where is his patch?


Makes you feel right at home...if you have dogs

Going for a swim to cool off


Mommy...I still can't see!

I've got the ball...come get it

It wasn't how many you ate but how long it took you to eat it

The winner, Tiki...6 seconds!