Saturday, April 26, 2008

Getting ready for the beach

With temperatures steadily creeping into the 80's, we're antsy to hit the beach ... but this time as locals instead of tourists. Our new home is less than an hour's drive from Romar Public Beach, located on Perdido Beach Boulevard alongside Seaside Beach & Racquet Club and Sunswept, where we've often stayed as tourists.

An afternoon shopping trip for sun-and-sand gear have helped get us in the mood. After arriving home with our goodies, I learned that a number of items were produced by the same manufacturer, in spite of being purchased at different area stores. I also discovered an unexpected mood setter: Soothing surfside sounds (AKA beach music) on Riobrands website.

Coastal vacations have been among our favorites because of the beach's ageless appeal. While children shovel sand into plastic buckets, water bugs enjoy swimming, tubing and wakeboarding. Gulf breezes make kite flying along the coast especially challenging and gratifying. And all of it's fun to watch while strolling along the water's edge or relaxing on the sand. Aaaaahhhh ...

Wendell demonstrates why our new portable sun shelter is
recommended by the
Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant


More!
Read about our April 28 beach visit:

Gull watching
The Perpetual Vacationers


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Vacation from blogging must be over

It seems I cannot resist putting videos on my blog because it's easier than trying to send something like this to those who may or may not appreciate it. My thanks go to Mary for sending this.

Love those Aussies!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Only got 4 minutes to save the world

That's all I got outa this video:


Well, that and some great choreography.

Although I don't like this one as much, here's a similar Miley and Mandy video:
Adam and Chu challenge Miley and Mandy: Blog 6

Sunday, April 06, 2008

More Punch

More recent news about
Flat Out: The Rollie Free Story
and its celebrity author in today's
Star-Telegram Sunday Edition

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Motorcycles and their history
fueled author's lifelong passion

Motorcycle historian extraordinaire Jerry Hatfield
Photo credit: Star-Telegram

There's now a website where you can order this book:
Flat Out! The Rollie Free Story · by Jerry Hatfield

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Time Out

This is no April Fool's joke. I have so much to do right now that I've decided to take a vacation from blogging. In the meantime, I'll keep taking photos and uploading them to Webshots, but blog posts are on hold for now.

April Fools Day 1959