Well we did it! Saturday morning we got up to a beautiful day, jumped into the car and took a little excursion. Guess where we ended up?Nope, that's not snow. That is wonderful, warm, soft, almost white as snow sand!
We decided to head south to the coast of MS. No, it's not quite as beautiful as the Gulf but hey, it's only about 3 hours away. We started our visit in Gulfport and ended up in Ocean Springs. Sometimes you have to go with what works and besides these people need our dollars since so much of this area was blown away by hurricane Katrina.
Now most of you don't know my hubbie or the way he works. He likes to have a plan for everything. I think this is the first time we traveled to anywhere without a plan(except for a trip to Gatlinburg, TN once but that's a different story) and it was great!It was a great day for beachcombing. There wasn't too many people on the beach and this is the first little guy we came across. He looked like a statue standing there so perfectly.And then there were these guys making good use of what had been a pier. They all seemed to be having a great time out there soaking up all that warm sunshine. But my favorite vote getter of the day would be these guys.I love to watch pelicans. They have such a big wing span and they fly in a line above the water when they are scouting for dinner. They are especially fun to watch when fisherman are cleaning their catch and throwing remnants to them. That is what was happening here!In this next picture you can see they are starting to get a little agitated with each other.In this last picture the pelican on the right had actually caught the fish remnants and the bird on the left was trying to "fish" it out of his bill. I was so caught up in trying to capture the action that I don't know who ended up with the "goods". It was so funny to watch. As strong as their bills must be I don't know how he didn't puncture a hole in that other ones soft tissue.
We really enjoyed our visit on the beach. In my next post I will try to give a little more history about the area.