Monday, May 6, 2013

Brrrrrrrr.... AND I'M IN THE SOUTH (Picture Heavy)

It is so cold here in Bama this morning... It is not flip flop weather yet... 49 degrees on May 6th. What is going on?
I'm catching up on blog reading since we got back from a mini vacation at the beach. I did stitch some on The Christmas Village - Post Office.. No much. Just the top across with the red and white.. No snowflakes stitched yet. I will need to stitch on it at night. I am stitching on model stitching during the day. 
We had a great time at the beach, as you can see from this picture!
Beautiful weather no rain.. just some clouds.

We went with our friends Wayne and Debra. Wayne had his car entered in a car show called, Bama Coast Cruise. Here are some pictures:

 Our friend Wayne's car.
 This was a guy's Blazer we went to school with. He had his Chevy Blazer entered. We didn't know he was going to be there. I think he placed and won a trophy.
 Of course, I love this VW bus. I spoke with the owner, she says they use it everyday to go to work. She had it decorated so cute with pillows with sea horses and beach theme.
My two favorites are pictures below. If I could afford these two, I would be driving them everyday!

But, the best truck there pulled in on Friday to register. The owner got out, she had on a cowboy hat, short shorts, cowboy boots and pig tails. We just had to go over and thank her for representing us gals who love trucks!! This is her truck:

 I love the pink wheels!
 She has all kind of jewelry glued on the dash, around the rear view mirror, and everywhere!  She is a Media Artist and decorates everything. 
And yes... those are pictures of Pinup Girls on the ceiling of the truck.  She explained that was the only way her husband would ride in the truck.. The truck is still a work in progress. But, I just love it... I asked Hubby if I can Bling out Big Red!  Big Red is a 1994 Chevy 4x4. Red interior. I had all kinds of ideas floating around in the head about painting it black with red wheels and bling out the inside.. I think I heard him say, as he walked away, something like, Over my dead body!  lol

The car show went on for Friday and Saturday. Hubby and I took our scooters in a trailer with us. We unloaded them and set off riding. I just love riding at the beach. Speed limit was 35 to 50 on all the roads. Great to ride and sight see. We decided to ride out to Fort Morgan. It is about a 60 miles round trip for Orange beach. I was ready.. This picture was taken when we arrived. 

 I am staring. I was cold and wind blown!   lol  Hubby claims the black and cream scooter now. I have the new mint green and white.
I hope one day to graduate to a full motorcycle! That would be great. But, right now I am still learning the leaning part in curves.. lol Here are some pictures of the fort.

They started building Fort Morgan in 1819. There was some buildings there that was used in the War of 1812. I love history.. Do you know where the quote, " Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!" came from? Yes.. Admiral David G. Farragut  of the US Army on board The Ironclad -USS Tecumseh. I didn't know that torpedoes were underwater mines they had sunk in the bay..
If you are interested in some Alabama History here is a link for the fort.
It really is interesting that the Confederate Ironclad CSS Tennessee held at one time 13 warships from coming into the Mobile Bay. They claim it was the greatest sea battle of the civil war.
So you see, I have been busy busy busy...
More news of importance.. I tried a tattoo!  I fake tattoo to see if I like it.  I don't.. To big.. Glad it will go away in about another week. I don't think I am a tattoo girl.. at least not one on my wrist.

 A little sunburned on that arm. 
 We brought tree crabs home for the grandkids. They are all still alive. They live in a tank now and are changing out shells during the night. They play musical shells..
 Nice leaving the beach picture!
I miss it already!

This is what I came home too... lol
She is glad we are home!
I have bored y'all enough.. Till later...



Barb said...

According to our paper this am, Seattle is much warmer than Birmingham, no way to figure that. The beach trip looks great!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

What a wonderful time. Love the scooters and love BK. I know she missed you!

Catherine said...

Except for the cold spring ~ looks and sounds like fun times!!!