Hey Everyone,
So its been a really long time since I updated. And I am so sorry for that. Jake was in school studying to be a LPN so our travels weren’t as many as they had been. We didn’t get out much. But he graduated in December and I can not be more proud of him. He did so well. And he is so amazing. But with that means that we get to go back to adventuring. YAY!!! I can’t wait. And tomorrow is our first trip out for the New Year!!! So stay tuned to see whats up

A sunny beach vacation to Panama city Beach

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Non-working vacations are very rare for me. Taking a vacation that last longer than two days is also very rare for. So this past June, my husband’s sister invited us to go with her to Panama City Beach. I have never been to the beach at least as far as I can recall. And I had a blast. For a whole week I did basically nothing, with some fun stuff thrown in.

Panama City Beach

We stayed in this really cute condo that is located along 30-A  and was located 70 yards from the beach. We could walk there. It was so amazing. This is my first view of the ocean and boy was it beautiful. It was hot but with the breeze coming off the ocean it wasn’t to bad.

Seaside

Day two was spent at the farmer’s market in Seaside. It was smaller than what I am used but we came home with some yummy tomatoes and cucumbers.

Grayton Beach

On Wednesday we got to see the Sand Dunes at Grayton Beach. Here we really felt the heat from the sun bouncing off the white sand dunes. We didn’t even make the whole 1 mile trail they had it was so hot. And we usually have no problem on hikes. Poor Benton was even panting.

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I got to see DOLPHINS!!! We took a dolphin tour with Blue Dolphins Tour. It was amazing. We didn’t see them on our first drive-thru but when we came back from our trip to collect sand dollars we finally got to see them. It was so amazing. The dolphin tour lets you swim with them but they decided they did not wish to cooperate. I also chickened out at the last second and decided not to get in the water. He was not a fan of the swimming with dolphins idea. So he was happy when I decided not to go. Here is a short clip of the dolphins. You don’t see them for very long.

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These dolphins came up along the side of the boat. It was so amazing. I would love to do a tour again.

panama city beach

The beach on our last day enjoying the sunset. Our trip was amazing. I had a wonderful time and hope I will get to go back. The food we had was also amazing. I got to eat Gulf Shrimp actually from the gulf and lobster. So good.

Landscape: Panorama

panorama; little rock; pinnacle mountain

Week 8’s challenge was to do a Panorama of a Landscape. I think we were supposed to do it with an actual camera and stitch them together.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to do with that. And trying to take photos with your standard camera while trying to keep track of your dog, who is excited to be out,  doesn’t work out so well. So I settled for my phone. It took me five tries in several places before I got one that I was satisfied with. The sky is my favorite part of this photo.

This is at the Rocky Valley trail at Pinnacle Mountain. You can find more of my photos from that hike on Arkansas Women Bloggers. I did there Wordless Wednesday for this past week.