Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Measuring Sunsets

No dog adventures today.
No really big news.

I came back tanned and relaxed. Missed the pups, played with the pups who seem to have missed me and shadowed me for three days. I've got my head down, writing after a week-long stay in Florida. St. Pete's Beach to be exact. While we were there, we kept track of our days by sunsets.

This is a picture from our first night's dinner and sunset. We actually saw the "green flash" and had fresh boiled shrimp and crab legs. Awesome meal. Everyone kept directing us to restaurants, our reply: Anywhere to eat on the beach? We can eat inside in Texas anytime.






 
Second night we went to a Texas Rangers' game (they happened to be playing in Tampa Bay--lol).  I think half the stands were Ranger Fans. Nice stadium. We were actually cold from the air conditioning (it's enclosed).

Their Ray tank was pretty cool. Can't believe my pictures turned out so well.

The third sunset was on Anna Maria Island accompanied by our favorite meal: red snapper that had been caught on the boat that morning, scallops, fresh coconut shrimp (tasted like it was still in the coconut) and the most amazing desert of kumquat pie. It was the oddest thing, part of the restaurant was a private party getting married on the beach, so we witnessed their ceremony (couldn't hear it because of the waves) and then watched them get their wedding pictures. One thing I would have changed...the bride and groom were wearing shoes.

 Sunset number four was after a terrific day on the number 1 natural beach in America. We stopped on the drive back and had fresh toasted coconut ice cream, made locally. Oh and did I mention that just before that we had Hawaiian shave ice? Yes, the ice cream was a second scoop.  Tim took this picture and called it: CUP O' SUNSET FOR TWO


Our last sunset...dinner on the beach, followed by sitting in the sand and watching the sun fall behind the horizon. Then a fruity coconut drink and a walk along the shore.
 
VERY PEACEFUL -- I even brought back a little to share.
I guess summer's officially over, even here in Texas the temperatures have dropped and we turned off the AC.  SO WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MOMENT? Did you have a cool sunset to share?

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~Angi
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27 comments:

  1. I think I might have to steal that video at the end. Beautiful!

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    1. Feel Free Jeanne. It's on YouTube.
      Short and sweet and very very nice evening.
      ~Angi

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  2. I agree with Jeanne, that video at the end is beautiful.

    My favorite summer moment was having dinner over looking a lake that I like to visit in New York. I was so pretty.

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    1. That's awesome BW. I hope you get to go often.
      ~Angi

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  3. Beautiful pics of your beach vacation. It's the perfect getaway. My favorite summer moment didn't include a sunset but a road trip from New York to Texas with my son. We were both so excited to come back.

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    1. What did you think of Texas?
      Glad it was a fun trip.
      ~Angi

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  4. It looks like you had so much fun. Your pics are GORGEOUS! The stingray picture is my fave! It's AWESOME! :)

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    1. Thanks. I think I can see them better in the pictures, than I actually did in the tank. LOL

      ~Angi

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  5. It sounds like you had a great time. I enjoyed the 4th of July family BBQ.

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    1. That sounds like fun too. I spent the 4th ...ummm... typing I think, then that night we went to fireworks with my cousins. Very nice.

      ~Angi

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  6. Oh those are great pics! I see some outstanding sunsets near me, but have not actually gone out and taken any pics... I should do that one day! Fav summer moments, staying inside with the AC! :) Still hot here!

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    1. Sorry about the hot, Colleen. I'm in long sleeves with the window open. Reminds me of freexing my tail off during football games in high school. Awesome.

      And you should take pictures. I love to use them as wallpaper and screen savers.

      ~Angi

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  7. Angi, beautiful pictures. Loved the video. I had 4 nice nights of sunsets when on vacation at Wildwood NJ. My motel sat a block off the beach with no tall buildings between me and the boardwalk and ocean. I was able to get some good pictures of the fireworks on the 4th. I must also include that the sunrise's were spectacular. I did not think to get any pictures of either one.

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    1. I would loved to have seen some. A fall trip to the far northeastern states has always been on my wish list. I will someday.

      ~Angi

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  8. I had shaved ice when we visited Hawaii. My go to flavor is passion fruit. We had some great moments this summer including a few of the summer blockbusters we enjoyed and we had a fun time over the Labor Day weekend.

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    1. Shave Ice on the North Shore for the first time in my life on my birthday in 2009. We didn't know what to order so we told the guy to make his favorite. Did you have it with condensed milk dribbled on top?

      ~Angi

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  9. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraSeptember 19, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    What pretty pictures. This summer has been super crazy. Lots of things went wrong. :( But at least my mom found a new car! Plus there is less than a month till my brother gets married.

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    1. That's awesome Laura (brother and car, not that things went wrong). We'll have to have another fans posting pictures day and you can share.

      ~Angi

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  10. HI Angi,

    Love your pictures, Glad you had a great time. I am fuzzy brained now - sick with a sinus infection. But, I did have fun this summer back in my home town. I had a nice lunch with my best friends at my favorite pizza restaurant and it was a clear and sunny day and the Pacific Ocean looked so pretty.

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    1. Awe...growing up on the coast must have been nice. Hugs on the infection, hope you're better soon.

      ~Angi

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  11. So lovely, Angi. There's not much more soothing than ocean waves on a beautiful night. And the sea can reflect just about any mood, too. Looks like you had a fabulous romantic getaway--it sounds purely idyllic. Good for you--and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Liz. I still want to go on your "walk" across Britain though.

      ~Angi

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  12. Great pictures, Angi! Your vacation sounds wonderful.

    You have inspired me to start measuring my autumn with sunrises. Going to get up early and greet the morning.

    Right now there is a beautiful pink (but slowly turning orange) sunrise in Victoria. All is good at my writing desk.

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    1. WOO HOO Jacqui !!

      Sunsets are definitely harder for me to see (hehe) except when camping. Yours sounds wonderful. Enjoy!

      ~Angi

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  13. No sunsets but did manage to go to Lancaster, Pa and see lots of Amish people and buggies.

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  14. Tracing your holiday by the sunsets is just beautiful. I'm a woeful photographer.

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  15. VJGreen.... Random.org choose you as a winner. If you send me an email ( Angi@AngiMorgan.com ) I have something for you.

    ~Angi

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