Friday, October 2, 2015

My 6,000 Mile Road Trip - Part 6

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Here's a few more random pictures from our time in Florida.

Outside our condo on Okaloosa Island where I enjoyed my morning coffee :)

These next few pictures are at Destin Boardwalk.



These last three pictures are in Lake Providence, LA . We stopped and ate at The Dock. We sat outside and had frog legs and alligator.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My 6,000 Mile Road Trip - Part 5

It was so much fun to see different markets and foods while we were in Florida.
After we toured the lighthouse we were hungry so we started looking for a place to eat.
We thought this seafood market had an eatery in it but it wasn't what we were looking for. 
I'm glad we stopped though because it was fun to look around at the different food. 
We sure don't have a market like it in Utah :)

I wonder if these folks know how wonderful it is for them to have a nice selection of fresh seafood.

"We stop dressing fish 10 minutes prior to closing"




Ben recommended McGuire's Irish Pub

The ceiling was covered with dollar bills.

Grandma, Grandpa and Ben

Best pork chop ever!


Outside of McGuires


I would recommend McGuires to anyone. Great atmosphere and wonderful food!

This was Ben's home while he was in school.

The traffic was pretty busy on Okaloosa Island but it was a great place to stay location wise. We were close to Destin, the base, Fort Walton Beach and only an hour from Pensacola. I hope to go back some day and explore that area more :)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My 6,000 Mile Road Trip - Part 4

One morning while we were on Okaloosa Island, Heather and I got up early. 
We watched the sun come up on the beach. It's a morning I will never forget :)
 It was so peaceful. 
The light from the rising sun changed the scenery around us moment by moment. 
There are no words to describe the beauty.



My sweet girl :)



It was fun watching this man take his kayak out.




Crashing waves......I could have sat there all day listening to them!


We took one day and drove over to Pensacola to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse located at the NAS Pensacola.

The views were amazing from the top.


Looking straight down.

Going back down :(  It was so hot and humid. It's not a climb I'd recommend in the summer.

177 steps!

Loved these trees. They created big canopies of shade!

Pensacola Lighthouse

Walking back to the car. Another day of adventures checked off :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

My 6,000 Mile Road Trip - Part 3

Ben's graduation from EOD training was an exciting event for all of us.
We are so proud of him as it is a tough school to get through. He finished 2nd in his original class. 
Military ceremonies are always neat to go to.
 They fill me with such a sense of patriotism and appreciation for those defending our country.

Grandpa and Ben

Grandpa, Ben and Grandma

They held the graduation at the EOD Memorial Wall. Sobering yet it fills you with gratitude and admiration for those willing to put their lives on the line.

Ben's class before graduation.

Grandpa had the honor of pinning Ben's crab pin on.

Me, Ben and DJ

I love this boy (young man :) to the moon and back!
Heather, Ben and Danielle

EOD Memorial Wall

A pretty restaurant next to the one we celebrated Ben's graduation at.

I have no idea what kind of flowers these are but they were so beautiful!

They have fun together :)

Each one a wonderful gift.

This was where Ben picked for his graduation dinner. It was fabulous!