Our first full day in the USA and our first stop was a toiletry stop at Kroger’s. What’s the big deal you might ask? Well, it seems that at 7:13 in the morning there are no cashiers available. We were told we must use the Self Scan machine, followed by the question,”Do you need help using it?”
What’s happening to our world? Why is cash not acceptable for renting a car? Why can’t I have a cheerful friendly cashier ring up my order?
I’m driving 5 miles over the speed limit yet people are passing me and looking at me as if I’ve done something wrong.
Ha! I’m ranting and don’t mean to be. We are a family of 4 who has had very little sleep in the last 24 hours.
We’ve been in China for a full year with no breaks in between. We are all looking forward to these will be blissful 30 days.
When I say I’m going on vacation, that usually means I’m going home to my beloved state of Texas. Aside from my wonderful family, Texas has something for everyone! One of our favorite destinations is South Padre Island. Whether you’re looking for a little R&R, water sports, fishing, or sky diving, SPI has it for you. The Island has turned out to be a favorite spring break destination and can get pretty wild in April, hence why we stay away during the month of April.
Since my family lives so close to the Island, we usually travel back and forth from my mother’s home daily. This vacation we tried a little something different. In August we decided to stay right on the Island. We loved it and I think we have started a new trend of dividing up the time between the Island and my mother’s home. The strange thing is that I am afraid or better yet terrified of the water. It it reaches my chest or shoulders you can bet I’ll be hyperventilating. Even with this fear, siting by the water edge and enjoying the cheer beauty of the ocean is worth it to me.
Life’s a beach!
Perfectly perched on an abandoned piling.
I was saving this image for a project I’m working on but it’s so pretty and appropriate that I mixed it in with this batch.
The waves can come in high and fast.
The Gulf of Mexico is beautiful.
I was not quite sure why this man was casting off with this fishing pole. Luckily there weren’t any children or adults close to him. The winds prevented him from casting to far.
The sunset… I love the sunsets. Just beautiful.
The best time to go sea shell hunting is during the early morning hours.
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