Friday, May 30, 2008

Sunset in Destin

Sunset outside our condo
My hubby's deep-sea fishing trip yielded a haul of great fish for the whole boat. We brought home three filleted bags of fish, since our friend decided not to keep his, as well as another guy on the boat, so we ended up with a bunch of snapper in the freezer. I'm not complainin'!
In no particular order, I had to show you this meal that we got at Yianni's, a wonderful Greek restaurant in Seagrove Beach. If you're down that way, check it out! Great food, service, price is right too. This is the broiled captain's platter, fresh fish, scallops, & shrimp. It was YUMMY! You know I love to share food with y'all, since that is one of my favorite past-times and I managed to snap a pic of my plate before I devoured it. :)
OK, now back to Destin...hanging out at the docks in the marina in Destin. Peter went deep-sea fishing for 1/2 day and had a nice catch so we were over that way several times. We had fun looking at all the birds just hanging around for a meal.
You will see so many different types of seabirds around and they are very used to people.
The marina is home to many boats in this area and stays very busy.

Sweet hubby...dreaming about all the fish he was gonna catch and did indeed catch.

And another great meal at Dewey Destin.
They have all these cats that live around there and they are very friendly. Hoping someone will throw them a fish, I'm sure.
We met up with some friends from Birmingham that were down there and we all sat outside and enjoyed the sunset. This is our friend, Rick, who went fishing with Peter the next day.
It was just breathtaking and we got to enjoy the most fabulous sunset you can imagine.

I especially love this shot above.

The sun sinking below the horizon.
Ahhhh, sweet tranquility on the water.

What a fun way to have dinner and enjoy a sunset. There are truly no better sunsets than on the water. Don't miss Dewey Destin if you're down that way too! It's a shack on the water and the best kind of food.
That's all from Florida. I hope you all enjoyed the pics! Back to regular blogging soon.

Did any of you catch Rick and Bubba last night on Hannity & Colmes (Fox News)?? They are Birmingham's own Rick and Bubba radio personalities and I was SO proud of them. We love them here in our city and they are solid Christians who are not afraid to speak out for the truth. They have a new book out, Rick and Bubba for President and I'm sure it's a good one. I love those guys!

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Sandy said...

Hi Rhoda,
Have so enjoyed seeing all of your pics to the beach and with Kat.
Saw Rick and Bubba on Fox news this a.m. they are quite funny!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sandy ;)

Adrienne said...

I love sunsets - most of all over the water. You've shared such wonderful pictures. I feel like we were almost there with you. ~Adrienne~

Beverly said...

Tranquility is the perfect word.

Your pictures are heavenly. Ahh, the smell of the ocean, the sounds of the surf, warm sun, gentle breezes and swaying palms.

Anonymous said...

I came over from Brenda's Blog. I've never visited before and I had to comment on this post. My husband also has a dream to do some deep-sea fishing. We fish on one of the Great Lakes. Your pictures are really nice and I'll have to show him.
I've enjoyed my visit here and I'll be back again.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Great pictures....I can smell the beach....& the food!
Hugs, DebraK

Susie Harris said...

CONGRATULATIONS RHODA!!! You won my 100 th post giveaway. Im so happy for you. Please email me your address at so I can have your little tassel on her way to you door. Thanks for playing and I hope to do another in the near future. Smiles, Susie H

amy said...

these pics are wonderful. I want to leave now and go on a vacation..

These are beautiful

Anonymous said...

GREAT sunsets...nothing like em on the Gulf Coast or's like the water is eating them up. So pretty !!

I missed O'Reilly & H & C last night. I must say I don't know Rick & Bubba, will have to watch for them. We went out to dinner, Legal Seafood yum.

How is your backyard coming along ???

Thanks for sharing the do such a nice job...

Kathy :)

Valarie said...

Love the pictures, as usual Making me wish my beach trip was here sooner. :)

I love Rick & Bubba! I did not get to see them last night though, so I will have to go watch the video.

Anonymous said...

I am also a coastal girl. Southern Calif. Love all of your photos. I will be back again soon.


Maureen said...

We caught Rick and Bubba last night, and I immediately knew they were your boys! They were fun. You captured some nice shots there girl!

Berry Family said...


I would enlarge some of those pic's and frame them. They're beautiful!

Rhondi said...

HiRhoda I saw Rick & Bubba on Hannity & Colmes. They were great and I'd vote for them for president in a minute! It was so refreshing to hear someone not afraid to speak the truth. I think hardly anyone knows anymore that this country was founded on Godly principles and the separation was to keep the state out of the church, not the other way around!
Your trip looks like a lor of fun. I missed your posts. Welcome back
Hugs, Rhondi

Songbirdtiff said...

Lovely pictures!

proudgrits11 said...

Oooooh, it's like a little visit home again! Great photos--thanks for sharing! I just ate but now I'm hungry again!!

Sandi McBride said...

I'm enjoying your vacation almost as much as you did...I can almost smell the ocean...there will be cats, I don't know how I know, (as I brush two off my lap) but there will be! Hubby is having a grand time, Mac would love to be there, too...he hasn't been deep sea fishing since he did it off a Destroyer Escort!!! Now that was some fishing hon!

justabeachkat said...

Beautiful photos of paradise!


Reynie said...

I take pictures of my food all the time. I wonder if people think to themselves, "what in the world is that girl doing taking pictures of her food??" I always like to think they just assume I am a food reviewer or something. :-) I love food pics!!

Nancy Hood said...

beautiful snapshots! and yes, we saw Rick and Bubba on Hannity's show and wish more in D.C. would take such an honest, practical approach to problems~Rick and Bubba offer good solid advice that's worked for several thousand years, so why shouldn't it work now :) maybe they need to run for President as a team.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am so glad you got to spend some time at the beach. We all need a little get away!

Bubba was my neighbor until they recently moved~ Just genuine!

Rue said...

The pictures of the sunset were spectacular! I miss seeing them on the ocean.

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