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Yesterday by mid morning it was quite overcast. Still warm, but comfortable enough to go out and walk the beach; being that there was no glaring hot sun!!! We walked along the breakers and enjoyed a few minutes of the fresh salt air and the sea breezes. There were a lot of young surfers out there...the water current was becoming a little more disturbed from the tropical depression "Claudette" that hit the west Florida coast a couple of days ago...so they were testing their skills. Really, tho, I have to laugh at this showing...to me the wave curl is nothing compared to what I've seen in Hawai'i!!! This here is more or less "kid's play" if you ask me. But they were having fun. And getting much needed exercise and it's better than sitting at home or at the dorm---in front of a computer playing video games. Right? The photo I took really doesn't show much of the wave action...that was more near the shore than where these surfer dudes were.


Bud and I took a leisurely stroll ourselves. I love hearing the sound of the waves breaking against the shore. The city has been bringing in sand to the beaches...so the shell collecting was nill. Bummer. As we made our way from the car to the breakers, I watched 'em frolic in the water. It made me smile. Once on the breaker, as we walked the distance, the fishermen [and ladies] were lined up with their equipment and even I saw a few reel in some nice sized fish. I saw a couple of turtles come up for air. When we reached the very end, I stood and watched the waves pick up, and then recede and come back again with more force! Ya, the water was choppy, but not bad. Not like it would've been if there was a hurricane near. I admit, I got sprayed good a couple of times when I wasn't watching the waves coming in....instead looking through the lens of the camera! It felt very good!!!

We ended up stopping at the grocery store on the way home, and had lunch at Jason's Deli. Then, next door there is a game store. I bought the new version of Trivial Pursuit. Watch out Bud...I'm gonna win one of these days. The last time the two of us played [we always play the best 3 out of 5], he won three in a row. I can't have that happen again, now, can I? Oh!! And, while were eating our lunch, I had the guy that brought our sandwiches to our table get a little 'to go' box and asked him to pick a few of the complimentary gingerbread mini muffins for us, that Jason's offers their patrons ...they are SO GOOD!!! I just KNOW they make 'em with REAL [unsulphured] molasses. Like my grandma used to make. It was icy -yes, ICY milk....I actually put my glass of milk in the freezer for about 20 minutes before I consume it...it was COLD! milk and muffins for a snack last night.







POSTED: Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
4:36 A.M.

46 comments :

  1. these pictures are beautiful. I love the seaside.

    Hugs, Sonny
    ...slims down ;-)

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  2. Hi,
    That's a good quote from Emily, I agree with her. Your pics are beautiful .I have never been to Texas or the Gulf of Mexico , Although , one day I hope to make it to gulf side of Florida.I enjoyed reading about and seeing your ocean visit.8-)
    ~Myrna

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  3. The ocean and gingerbread muffins! You know how to enjoy life :-) Beautiful seaside photos...and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  4. Oh, how I love the ocean and its plethera of moods. Thank you so much for sharing these images by the sea. And, thank you also for stopping by my journal/blog, Creativity--Bits and Pieces.

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  5. I love the ocean so much, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Morning...there is nothing like a long walk on the beach early in the morning, I miss that. Jason's Deli started in Beaumont, Texas and I know the man that started it and several of his family members that still work in the company.
    There was one next door to my Boutique and I ate there nearly everyday.
    Great food.
    Good luck with Trival Pursuits.

    Have a great Wednesday.

    Barbara

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  7. mmm...the milk and muffins sound delicious!...love your pics of the beach. I hope to make it to Texas one day...I'm from Canada however my SIL lives in Kingsville. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Hi! I love your pics! the sea is fantastic! My name is Marina,
    love of the sea!

    xoxo

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  9. Great pictures...I just love hearing the wave breaking.

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  10. Hi,
    I loved seeing your pix of the sea, walking along the shore is my favourite outdoor thing to do and we often walk on the Normandy beaches, out of season.
    I love Texas, would live there if I could. We have friends in Austin & Dallas that we visit whenever we can.
    Thanks for visiting Normandy today, a bientot.

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  11. THose are beautiful pictures. Have a nice day
    Riet

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  12. Wonderful photos! Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. My daughter puts here glass of milk in the freezer for at least a hour before drinking it. I have never heard of anyone else who did that!

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  14. I love those ocean pictures! The muffins sound so good and the thought of them are now making me quite hungry!

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  15. Isn't it fun how the surfers show up whenever a storm is brewing? On the Gulf, that's about the only time we see "waves".

    Your photos are wonderful! I could almost hear the slap of the waves on the breakers.

    We lived in TX for 7 years...Plano...but never made it closer to the coast than downtown Houston. Much of our time there was spent exploring Hill Country. Of course, we did get to the beach...the Atlantic, with a few forays to Fort Desoto (St Pete).

    Hope to "see" you again.
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  16. I just HAVE to tell you....you have such a unique way with words that you make the ordinary extraordinary. I'm glad I've found your blog.

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  17. you made me long for a walk on the beach today... i'm glad to hear the intense heat is abating a bit. the seasons are changing, here too, that's for sure.

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  18. Hi Anni, love your photos of the ocean waves! We are just lucky to live near the coast!

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  19. I can just hear the sound of the waves crashing. That's ultimate relaxation to me.

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  20. Oh sweetie what a wonderful morning. Strolling with your honey. Smelling th sea air and feeling the spray on your face. Then ofcourse off to Jason's Deli. OMG I love that place. They make the best sandwiches and salads. One day I bought a baked potatoe in there. OMG it was enough to eat off of for a week. I couldn't believe it. I have not had the pleasure of trying any muffins tho, I am going to have to check that out. Sounds wonderful. Milk in the freezer hu? That is another first. Have a wonderful day Annie and thank you so much for sharing this morning. I needed to go somewhere else for awhile. Love Ya, Sherry

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  21. What a beautiful glorious morning in your area. My daughter and family vacationed their last summer. They all love the beach and listening to the waves. My Catie says it's good therapy for her. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you have a super day..hope you win..hugs ~lynne~

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  22. what a fun day! I bet it was fun watching the surfers. Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville~

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  23. Anni,

    I also love the sound of waves breaking on the shore. Heard it many times in Nova Scotia. I'm glad you and Bud were able to stroll along the beach and enjoy.

    Those muffins and ice cold milk sound delicious. It's the little things in life that mean a lot.

    Have a great day. Cooler here and not so humid, but thundershowers expected.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  24. Sounds like a LOVELY day ;--)
    Aren't we lucky to live so close to the ocean's beauty? I've shared some of my sister's Alaskan photos today ... starting with Ketchikan.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  25. Every time I see surfers, I think of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello! lol The big Kahuna!! hehe It sounds so relaxing, walking along the ocean like that, it's something I would enjoy doing every day if possible:-)

    Milk and muffins, one of my favourite combinations! Glad you had such a wonderful day my friend. xoxo

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  26. You made me feel as if I were right there with you. Claudette is the reason for our showers this week. I say bring them on, girl!

    Your comment: The nose wouldn't help in my case since I have no sense of smell. I know the leaves are different, just not sure which is which. I think I'll plant them both next year and maybe learn the difference.
    Mama Bear

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  27. Looks like it was a great day on the beach! I'm with you on the waves though -- the gulf... and the BAY... can't compete with ocean waves. Our Texan's were sO impressed with the Atlantic's waves -- and they were really CALM that day! But THEY had a ball in them! But small waves have a purpose too... we were sO much more relaxed watching them play in the BAY on Monday... because we didn't fear they would be swallowed by a wave any minute! You really do have to keep CLOSE watch with the bigger waves!

    That glass of milk and muffins sounded MIGHTY good! I like my milk real cold like that too -- never was a WARM milk person!

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  28. I came home yesterday evening from my holidays at the English coast and now I am even more homesick when I see your pictures of the sea !! They are beautiful, I can hear the waves. this morning I woke up without the screams of the seagulls, sigh ! Only old Lisa meowed like Louis Armstrong.

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  29. Hi Anni. The photo looks so refreshing
    I always love the beach.
    Such a great outdoor post!

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  30. Hi sweety, love the pictures wish I could see it with my own eyes. I have never seen the ocean, and it would be a wonderful sight to see. Have a blessed day.


    Love,
    Heidi

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  31. Beautiful ocean pics! Oh, I love eating at Jason's Deli!...Christine

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  32. Thank you for taking us along! What a fun day... but you REALLY got me with the muffins and icy cold milk.
    Yummmm!! xo

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  33. Something tells me they were entertaining to watch. I muffin sounds really yummy right about now.

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  34. It's always so good to see the sea.
    Alfazema

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  35. Nothing better than a walk at the beach. Great photos. Have a great day :)

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  36. Well said, my friend. I trust this situation not at all!!

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  37. OMGoodness..when are you comments going to open up for your post on cash for clunkers? I can't comment Oh please oh please make it be so I can LOL. I don't have an email address for ya either to let you know I can't comment on that wonderful post :)

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  38. Your photos are wonderful, Anni. It sounds as though you had a really good day.

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  39. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog..on the opposite coast.
    I agree with you, and your pics are wonderful!

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  40. I liked your rant! Both parties!! Whoa! What are they thinking????
    Loved your sea pictures! Fell in love with the beach two years ago! Hugs Grams

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  41. Well, I NEVER touch "politics" on these here blogs, but ANNIE I SURE AGREE WITH you! Ooooooops! Shhhhh!

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  42. Love the pictures! There is nothing like the sound of waves breaking on shore to relax you. We hope to come back to the coast this fall, we visited over the 4th for the Rockport Art Festival. It was alot of fun, but HOT! Kathy

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  43. My sweet DH and I are planning a trip to the coast next summer and we are going to find a quiet place and just sit and read and listen to the water! Oh my gosh! I want to go now!

    I am trying to get out and about the blog some tonight......... I have been missing.......

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  44. I like a day under the not-glaring sun! it's been too hot and we need some rain, so every cloud brings hope :)
    Nice watery shots, Anni.
    Ice- cold milk and muffins...life can be so good!

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  45. Nothing like enjoying the view without the sun glaring in your eyes. Great pictures!

    ~Susan

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  46. Yes, I still enjoy watching the surfers after all these years. My cousin's boyfriend turned 62 this year and he still goes several times a week when the surf is good at Neptune Beach on the Atlantic side of Florida.

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