1/25/09

Destin, Florida......

Destin, Florida is about a 45 minutes drive from where we live.... it's where we went for a day trip. 

We have to cross over the bay to get there.......(any of the photos can be clicked onto to enlarge and then backspace to get back to this post)

there's not too much traffic today.....YET......

The views are so pretty along the way....








there's the beautiful aqua-marine colored water...
I love hearing the sound of the waves...





the seagulls are everywhere... we can sit at the picnic table and watch them for a while...
It looks like the seagulls are taking in the views here too.....








The clouds are really moving in today....I wonder if it's going to rain.....maybe not.....












Well, I guess it's time to go now....

I hope you enjoyed your visit! 

1/16/09

A Walk in Florida at "Oaks By the Bay Park"

Oaks by the Bay is a beautiful park....... It was only 50 degrees today....so we had the park to ourselves.....

This park is in the historic downtown district near Panama City, Florida.....it is in the St. Andrews Bay area of town.......






This oak tree is estimated to be 250 years old.....it is so beautifully draped with moss....alot of the trees here are......
A four headed palm....


This plaque gives reference to this rare four headed palm....the only one of it's kind known in the world......you can read more about it, if you click on the picture.....





This plaque is a reference to the huge oak tree that's in the center of the park......

I see a boardwalk path and some water.....







Here's a nice spot to sit a while, but on second thought.....since it's a little chilly today....let's just keep moving........












The water is at low tide right now.......





Well, it's time to head back.......


Let's take a different path onto the boardwalk.........



Watch your step here.........























Well, it's time to head back to the car it's starting to get really chilly......but before we go....

Let's take a quick look at this interesting piece of history....(click picture to enlarge), it tells a little bit about the civil war and .......
this is a salt kettle from 1861-1865.......

i I look forward to coming back here again in the spring and summer months......it would be a wonderful place for a picnic....nice and shady, and so peaceful and beautiful. In the tree  above, there are two birds....I would think they are telling us good-bye....
Here's look back at the historic district of town..........


Farewell until next time......St. Andrews Bay.