Monday, June 2, 2008

Beach Bum Returns

My husband and I were chaperone's for our church's Senior High School Class graduation trip. We first stopped in Memphis for lunch and then New Orleans. We visited the French Quarters area. The St. Louis Cathedral to the left is beautiful.

We spent the majority of the week at Ft. Morgan, Alabama in a beach home right next to the Gulf. Walk out the back door and there is the wonderful ocean.

While on vacation I read "Running With Scissors" from Augusten Burroughs and "Tuesdays With Morrie" from Mitch Albom. I really recommend "Tuesdays with Morrie". It was a very inspirational read and I think I will reread sometime soon and highlight parts. I'm a little behind on these books because I know they have been out for awhile, so many of you have already read them -- do you recommend either of these author's newer books?

I loved listening to the waves, looking for shells, digging in the sand and watching dolphins swimming by not far from the shore. I'm an ocean girl and could definitely live on a beach full time. As soon as I returned to Missouri I picked up my sinus problems and didn't feel any of this once in Alabama. I think I medically need to live at the Gulf Shores -- I'll work on my presentation of this information to my husband. He might give me the same speech for living in the upper Northeast or Alaska! That would definitely be too far to commute to see each other.

At the end of the week, I flew back to Kansas City for a wedding. Some pictures from that fun day will be posted soon.


JenWebb702 said... is Jennifer. I accidently deleted jenmarie702 but managed to create jenwebb702. Sorry for the confusion...blame on both of my blonde parents that gave me my hair color.

nancygrayce said...

Did you like Running with Scissors? I thought it was so bizarre. I tried to watch the movie, but it was just as bizarre. I haven't read Tuesday's With Morrie but I want to.

Midwest Nest said...

I wouldn't recommend "Running With Scissors". It was too over the top for me. Not sure I would like the movie either. "Tuesdays With Morrie" is a quick read and very good. I highly recommend it.