I've been in Mexico Beach a little over a week now, and I've been remiss in posting. Week 1 was 90% work, head down editing editing editing--trying to meet deadlines and finish jobs. I took breaks to give the pups some time & attention, and they were very good to just hang out while I was working. I'm happy to say it's all complete, and at this moment, I'm caught up, and Week 2 will be more about relaxing & enjoying.
I started the week off yesterday with a walk along a stretch of the beach my friend, Denise, showed me last time I was here. It's a short drive to a beautiful, quiet spot. I wasn't alone though; besides a couple people fishing and some shell seekers, I met some feathered friends. (Okay, they were there for the fishing. Not welcomed by the fishermen, as evidenced by the earful of expletives I got when one of them stole a fish off a line.)
And of course, I didn't have my big camera with me and had to make do with cell phone photos.
Speaking of shelling, it's fabulous along this stretch. I spotted all these in one small area. I had to tell myself, "Don't look down" as I walked so I wouldn't pick up a thousand shells.
Lots of cool sights, and I think I'm gonna go back with my camera and do some intentional photography.
This guy was tired and taking a nap....
It's winter somewhere, right? (It has been chilly here.)
This is along the canal in Mexico Beach. Like everything else, it was hard hit by the Hurricane Michael two years ago.
After my walk, I drove to Port St. Joe to pick up a few groceries and then came back to the house & cooked supper. I may or may not have set off the smoke detectors with my fried potatoes--only the neighbors know for sure, and they're not talking.
After supper, a little play time with the girls...
Yesterday's sunset was the icing on the cake for my first day of relaxation. It was simply glorious!
And finally, an early night to bed to do a little reading. I picked up this book two years ago in Montana while visiting Seth. It's a hard read for my non-mathematical brain, but I'm determined to get through it.