Thursday, February 08, 2007

Pensacola Travel, Half Day at the Beach

Dinner last night was at (guess where?) McGuire's again. The customer wanted to go there, so we all ate there again last night, and I got an enormous ribeye steak. It was really good, but way too much meat.

Then, today, Theresa, Matt and I wrapped up our meetings by lunchtime, and got to go to the beach for a half day. I was the only one brave enough to get into the water, but I didn't stay for long. The water was probably sixty degrees, and when I dove into the deep stuff and tried to swim a few yards, I felt as though I couldn't breathe. It was really cold. So, I got out just as quickly as I got in.

While Matt played with his sand castles, Theresa tried to get this photo of my muscles. (She's not very good with the camera. I need to show her where to aim it next time.)

Then, it was some sightseeing. I love taking pictures of native fauna--seagulls, pelicans and such. I couldn't get any good shots of pelicans, but I did catch a few of these birds.

Just to prove I'm not a complete perv... here's a cool picture of a Marine helicopter.

Tonight, it will be dinner with Uncle Butch and family. Look forward to some photos from dinner tonight in my last of the Pensacola series. Then, tomorrow, it's home at last!


Barry said...

Damn you!! No speedo warning.

Sandi said...

For goodness sakes, Barry, you ought to know that when the water is that cold, there's not much to show in a speedo!

JamesF said...

Ok, props.

This was a good post.

Oh course, now I have the baywatch theme going through my head with that picture of you running out of the water (Germans love Harrishoff).

Between the the animated gif of Matt and your not so subtle booty pictures, this was hysterical (and it's a crying shame the "cold beer" picture isn't in better focus).

Just Trouble said...

It's a good thing your company's accounting clerk doesn't read your blog - rubbing in being at the beach and all while she is freezing... it could be weeks until she processes your travel claim. Unless you brought her back a present :o)

UB said...

Saw your attempt at getting in the water in Pensacola on your blog.

It was good to see you are not a total wuss. I also enjoyed the birds (sunbathing girls that you took pictures of on the beach).

Always feel free to send UB pictures of interesting birds. I am a bird watcher myself. I especially enjoy the "double breasted mattress thrashers".

They are one of my favorite birds to see when I go bird watching.

Matt said...

For the record, they were Theresa's sand castles. She asked me to do the finishing touches. I would never come up with that idea on my own ;)

TK said...

Can't be my sand castles....the ones in the pic are extremely lopsided.

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