Tag: Florida beaches

Our Best Beach Vacation, Ever

Conservatives on Fire (otherwise called, Jim) asked, “How’s the beach, Bob?”

Well, here it is!

This is the beach at Perdido Key, Florida, a barrier island on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle. It is frightfully close to Alabama . Of course, the beach is just as beautiful in one state as the other. The beaches in Alabama are reverently known as the Redneck Riviera. In the southern United States, everybody waits until the hottest time of the year to go to the beach, but we let the Yankees spend the big money in the winter months to escape their icy hells in New York, Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota.

We vacationed on a beach last year, too. It was in North Carolina on Emerald Isle, a barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see, the beach is not quite as white as those in Florida. However, the bikinis in both places are styled perfectly.  Here is a picture of the beach at Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

The reason for the Florida beach vacation being the best is not because of the beach. The real reason is that nobody got sick, hurt, or severely sun burned. Plus, our grandchildren were with us, but their parents had the duty of running and keeping up with a two year old and an almost four year old. That, my friends, is not an easy thing to do.

Over the years, when we would go to a beach, we were always tense about our kids getting into trouble, either in the water, or other places. You know, you can’t take them anywhere!

However, our kids were always little angels at restaurants. So are our grandkids. I suppose that is because they know they are about to be fed. Kids really like to feed. The little animals are always grazing out of the refrigerator when inside, and yelling to pull into the fast food joints when on the road.

Parents are cursed to never have a free moment. Grandparents can enjoy life.

Ya’ll enjoy your summer vacations.

A Jim Cantore Vacation

picture of Jim Cantore
Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel

Jim Cantore is one of the most famous meteorologists on television. He is always at the very worst part of a storm coming ashore, and people revel in his knee deep storm reporting. The joke is for people to pay attention to where Cantore is reporting from, and go in the opposite direction.

In March we started planning a Florida vacation. My wife studiously searched the web for condos on Florida beaches, and came up with what sounded like a good deal. So, we bought a week’s worth of beachy bliss for later in the summer. It will be hot, but that’s why they have pina colada’s and cold beer.

In the last two weeks, Jim Cantore made an appearance on the section of Florida beach were we are going. Can you imagine that? Cantore was on my beach!

I should have known. This is an El Nino year, and Atlantic storms and hurricanes are more plentiful during that phase of the Pacific oscillation. El Nino years are hot years, as you can witness with the current heat wave across the entire United States.

Hind sight is great. I should have bought trip insurance, but I got cheap when I did the booking. It’s too late for that, now.

It looks like it is possible for us to be sharing our beach with Mr. Cantore.

Looking at the bright side, maybe Mr. Cantore will  let me buy him a beer, and give me his autograph on my receipt for the condo. You gotta keep a positive outlook.