Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Birthday Week Day #4--My Final Day!...and Trip #2

The shelling this trip has been MUCH better than our last trip. We have gotten quite a bit more, and of course the 'winter' time is always good shelling down here so our next trip promises to be even better.  I did finally get the alphabet cone I have been looking for! Actually I got 2!! One is a little rough, and the other is not perfect either, but finally can say I found them!! It seems to me it has been a long time!!
Alphabet cones, Olive, sharks eye and gaudy nauticas (cats eye)
All our finds! 
Pretty Scallop Hubby found
Sharks eye and Gaudy Nautica
I was so excited to switch to the morning tides and I would only have one chance because this will be my last full day here! (More about Trip #2 in a minute!)

We got up way early, with plans on hitting the beach at 6:00, which was still dark and of course I forgot our flashlights!! As we were crossing the causeway, it began to rain...which meant i would be dark even longer! We sat in the car until we felt we could see okay and headed to the beach in the light sprinkling of rain.  When we got there, there were lots of people....with flashlights and the gulf was really rolling! The tide wasn't as low as it had been the night before! ...and there were dinner plate size jelly fish everywhere!!!!We picked up a few small things, but decided after 45 minutes or so that this wasn't going to work so we headed to the car with hopes of a nice breakfast at Jerry's.  When we got to Jerry's the restaurant was closed for cleaning!! Would reopen tomorrow (10/8). Today just wasn't our day!! So we grabbed some of our favorite Apple fritters and headed home. I can't complain, a bad day at the beach is still MUCH better than a good day....anywhere else!! :D

 So now on to Trip #2!  I am flying out of Ft. Myer's to Roanoke Virginia, and my daughter will pick me up at the airport.  Tomorrow (Thursday) we are taking a road trip to Mandeville, LA to go to a baby shower for her college roommate who is expecting a little girl the end of December!  Jess really wanted to go to her shower, and I wouldn't let her drive alone, so we are gonna make a fun trip out of it and spend an extra day there to check out New Orleans!  How about that for a fun trip!! It will be a 12 hour car trip each way, but we plan on making it fun!! 

Jess is at 20 weeks now, half way through her pregnancy, next week they will find out if it is a boy or a girl!! 

So stay tuned for Trip #2 of this 3 trip whirlwind of a Birthday for me!!!!!



  1. Wow - nice finds!!!!! Congrats on your Alphabet Cone! Love the pic of your daughter, too! HAve a safe trip!

    1. Thanks Moira! It wasn't perfect, but I'll take it!!

  2. Congrats on your alphie!! Jessie looks adorable. I hope you're going to be picking up geocaches in each state.

    1. Thanks Kim!! She definitely IS adorable!! (proud Mom) :) I brought my GPS with that idea in mind, didn't look them up first and we really didn't have time to stop along the way! :/