Saturday, June 5, 2010

Last of the Pristine Beaches?

Thank goodness we went to Johnson's beach yesterday in Florida. It's just down the road from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and kind of adjacent to Pensacola Beach.



We spent all morning there and were amazed at the little crabs running everywhere (I snapped a pic but they blend in with the sand).



The waves were great for the boys' boogie boards.



We only got Lucas to leave after a dozen stingrays swooped in around him to feed on little bait fish. Dean grabbed him up under the arms and shuffled out to safety, with Lucas holding his legs above the water the whole time. Talk about strong abs!

But we got lucky, because here's what it looked like in Gulf Shores, and it was similar in Pensacola. It's just unbelievable. Not to mention the poor animals that bring tears to your eyes when you watch the news. (Amazingly, the BP station was doing a brisk business!)

3 comments:

Kitschy Coo said...

Jealous you have such easy access to the beautiful beach and the animals there! But obviously I'm also very sad about the oil situation :(

KID, MD said...

That is a great beach! My grandparents are in Pensacola and that is where we always went b/c Grandpa said there were to many "gays" at Pensacola beach. Made me laugh every time. I'm glad to hear it's still in good shape.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Looks like a beautiful place.

It is sad about the oil mess :(