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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Weekend Trip to the Beach!

A couple of weeks ago I won a 3-day, 2-night trip to Panama City Beach from one of the local radio stations. I would have loved to make the trip over Spring Break and add a couple of extra nights to it, but the prize was only good through February 19th. We went down on Friday and spent a really foggy, cold weekend enjoying as much as we could in such a short time. We arrived around midnight and made our way to the room they gave us, only to find another couple in the bed when we arrived. After we got that all situated, we finally got to the room and unpacked by about 1:00. We all sat outside for about 30 minutes and listened to the calming sound of the waves.

After we got up and moving Saturday morning, we decided to ride down the strip and see what all was open. As I passed by a scooter rental store, I joked about how funny I would look on a little-bitty scooter and we all had a pretty good laugh about it. Next thing I know I pulled in and rented one for 24 hours. Kinsley was so excited about getting to ride on the scooter all day, while Felicia and Asher followed behind us in the car. We found Gulf World and checked out a Sea Lion show and a dolphin show. Kinsley was able to get a picture with a Sea Lion kissing her on the cheek and also one of her shaking hands with a dolphin. After the fog came in that afternoon, the temperature dropped about 30 degrees and it was too cold to spend much time on the beach. We checked out the hot tub and the game room and ate some fine seafood. After loading up on souvenirs the next morning we headed back home around noon. Overall, we had a great time and need to get back more often.

Long Time, No Post

For anyone who may be reading this, I apologize for not posting sooner. With my line of work, the first quarter of the year is almost unbearable, and this year is certainly no different. We had an awesome Christmas and New Year and the kids seem to really be enjoying the second semester at their new school. Little League T-Ball is about to start up and I will be coaching Asher's team. I have also been appointed to the Board of Zoning Adjustments for the City and am looking forward to serving my community. I have taken a part-time teaching position at a new school that is close to the house, so I will no longer be driving 50 miles round-trip twice a week for a part-time job. I have been to see a few concerts already this year. So far I have caught Bleu Edmondson Band, Randy Rogers Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Zac Brown Band. All were great and I am ready to see all four again.