Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Well Sunday was our first day on duty here at the park. Even though this is our third year here driving the tram, they still require one day of training. The golf carts only hold two people so Kevin took off with one guy and I with another. Last year the tram to the beach ran every two hours but this year they are running it every hour until Nov. The good news is the last run we have to do is 4pm not 6pm as in previous years. They have the ranger do the last two of the day.  In between tram runs we drive around and note the checkouts, blow off the site and pick up pine cones.  All went well. We are off until Friday and will do three days in a row then.

Monday we woke to very hard rain. So what else to do but once again go shopping. We picked up a few things at Target and then stopped at Home Depot and bought ourselves the Weber Q grill.  We got home and relaxed the rest of the day. The rain did stop by afternoon.

Tuesday took our time getting it together. We decided it looked like a good beach day. So that was the plan. Instead of taking the tram to this beach we opted to drive down the rode to another beach we enjoy.

It was just beautiful. To us the beaches here in the Destin area are the best in the US. They really remind us of the caribbean, with white powder like sand and green crystal clear water.  We didn’t stay too long. With both of us having fair irish skin, we always start out slow.  We made a stop on the way home at Publix for a sub to share and to pick up some shrimp for dinner. 

With two more days off I’m not sure what the plans will be.            


LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Oh, Leno, I have heard about the beautiful beaches at Destin. I had a friend who lived in Conroe, but also had a place in Destin, too, she loved it there so much. She had been all over the world, as she was a travel agent, and went on a lot of free trips, but Destin was her favorite place. Unfortunately, I say "was", as she was killed by a DDD. (dam drunk driver). I always wanted to see the sand at Destin. Thank you for the pictures. Happy Trails, Penny, TX

KarenInTheWoods said...

Such lovely beach pics! We were there in 2008 and it is sooo pretty! What park are you working at again?

roamingwhenwecan said...

Karen we are at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach..next to Destin.

Mark and Dortha said...

Enjoy that new grill. I am with you. I have seen alot of beaches, but there are any quite like Destin. Wish we were there to enjoy it with you. Mark and Kevin could drive the tram...we could play on the beach! That sounds good, maybe we will have to work on that plan. LOL