Thursday, June 26, 2008

Day 61

During breakfast of a nice spinach and feta fritata we chatted with a couple from Wales. They mentioned they had used exchangehomes .com a number of times. Maybe that will make a bike trip through southern France and Spain next year more likely.

Todays route took us through Santa monica, Laguna Beach, Panama City, and Tyndall airforce base, to our destination at Mexico beach. Hot, humid, scenic coastline. The pine and oak trees on the coast are unexpected.

We went to dinner at the pub and oyster bar next door expecting pub grub. The menu was all oysters except for steamed shrimp, french frys and fryed oakra. They were out of french frys. Even fryed oakra is still slippery. Apalachicola oysters and the local shrimp are both great.



Timothy Colman said...

You are entering the subtropics! What a great photo. I am making the one with the palm in it my screen saver.

Here's to soaking up the last hours of your trip. I show my friends at Metsker Maps where you've been and how far you two have biked-- even the bikers on staff go "Whoa! -- and at the end of June in all that heat!" Well you know how delicate we are here in the NW.

Here's an ee cummings poem for your day:

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

ee cummings


More tasty seafood stories please.

Best fishes,


Anonymous said...

Yes indeed...Longleaf pine easily recognized at 60mph, Loblolly Pine (which you've been seening) and Live Oak...

Don't forget to have a Chocolate covered Frozen Banana, a southeast specialty...

Wayne... southern france and spain...mmmmmm