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July 11, 2005

I'm Back!

Thanks to all of you who at least tried to get in and cover for me. Yes, I know, munu is rigged. Even if, especially if in fact, you are a munuvian.

I should have just left a glorious beach photo up in my absence. Speaking of...

No pictures yet....but the beach was beautiful. I needed that. I wanted an extra day, since tropical storm Cindy pissed on one of mine, but nooooo!, Dennis had to come along and screw up that little plan.

So, we manditorily evacuated on Friday, waited 2 hours to cross the intracoastal bridge, then continued to crawl along the highway, until we finally managed to get ahead of the evac traffic on the interstate.

It was a long drive, and it has been a long weekend, and I have spent the bulk of my time catching up on housework, laundry, life, your basic penance for having taken a week of leisure.

I must admit this: Even though Cindy killed a beach day, it was absolutely breathtaking to see the ocean throw a fit up close and personal. Beaches were closed Wednesday, but many of us still gathered on the boardwalk, snapping pics of the angry ocean, as it ate the beach tents that peeps were foolish enough to have left up the night before. And this storm was just a baby. I'll share the pics when I get them, but I'm sure they won't do the scene justice.

Another thing that no amount of film could capture: the 4th on the beach. Spectacular. If you've never seen thousands of kindred and spirited pyros simultaneously lighting an assortment of birthday candles for our country, with arguably one of the most beautiful backdrops imaginable, it needs to go on the "to do" list. Fireworks over the water, children with sparklers, the very spirited fellow who lit the cannon upside-down and blew a crater into the sand... Twice. Ahhh, does it get any better?

I hope everyone had an incredible holiday.

posted by Key on 04:04 PM | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)

As one who has traveled the interstate highways of America far more often than I like to recall, be very glad of this:

You did not travel alone.

I have traveled alone far, far more often than not, and believe me, alone is ALONE...

I'm glad you enjoyed your 4th of July. I hope you appreciated it as *deeply* as I did.

Posted by: Jack at July 11, 2005 04:30 PM

Very glad to see you!

Welcome Back!

Looking forward to "seeing" you in person at the end of next week!!

; )

Posted by: Christina at July 11, 2005 05:58 PM

Welcome back:)

Posted by: Chablis at July 11, 2005 08:59 PM

Welcome back. Which beach did you go to?? I live in Pensacola, Florida. Very close to the Alabama line. I was shocked when the mayor announced that ALL tourists had to leave immediately. I don't think that has ever been done on a mandatory basis here before. I sometimes take for granted the beauty of the fireworks at the beach. Thanks for the reminder. Glad you enjoyed it. I have some pics of Dennis posted on my site.

Posted by: dawn at July 11, 2005 09:25 PM

Welcome back....glad you had a good time!

Posted by: zonker at July 12, 2005 08:37 AM

I got in. Persevered, broke the code. Of course, you had to tell me how, me being a window licker.

Posted by: Velociman at July 15, 2005 12:06 AM

Now that, is good....

Who are you?

Posted by: Yabu at July 17, 2005 12:24 PM