Sunday, March 16, 2008

ANNA MARIA ISLAND ...!

It was a morning of Cool Ocean Breezes and Sandy White Beaches as I spent the last day of my vacation visiting Anna Maria Island, a small "barrier island" off the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Actually, I only had time for a quick trip -- a brief stop with my parents on the way to the airport -- but sometimes a quick visit is all you need.  We walked along the shore, reminisced about old times and checked out a quirky Arts and Crafts Fair featuring everything from Wall-Hangings made out of Dead Lobsters to "Face Products for Moldy-Oldy People with Turkey Neck!"  The smell of the ocean was intoxicating.  In retrospect, it all seems somehow appropriate given that on the first leg of my flight home I was seated directly downwind from World Wrestling Champion and American Gladiator Host Hulk Hogan who evidently rushed to the airport directly from the gym.  The experience practically transported me right back to Anna Maria Island ... at Low Tide! 

8 comments:

solace223 said...

He must be saving his money for the divorce, not deodorant!  ;)  Your posts make me so jealous!  I LOVE Florida.  I LOVE the smell of the ocean there.  Someday I hope to visit again.  The sooner the better.  There are days I swear I can smell the ocean right before a storm.  I should just feel lucky to live so close to Lake Michigan.  Still doesn't smell like the ocean but you can watch the sunset on the lake and it LOOKS like the ocean.  I love the picture of your parents.  It always makes me smile to see people who have been together for that long, still enjoying being within arms length of eachother.  
Jamie

deshelestraci said...

Ok I'm convinced you get things set up for you!  Hulk Hogan?  Seriously?  
The island looks wonderful.  I've missed living near the beach.  Too far away here!
Traci

beckiepainton said...

Hogan knows best!!Beckie x

princesssaurora said...

Cool!  Isn't Hulk huge?  My mom met him here in NJ one day...  I love the pics with your parents!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

kattytrick said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation. I really enjoy your pics. I miss the ocean so much. I lived in Bermuda for 7 years...miss it I do...Have you ever been there?

gdireneoe said...

LOLOLOL...evidently, he umm...is always so perfumed. ;)  C.

gazker said...

Love the smell of the ocean.......... Hulks armpit is another matter :-o
Gaz

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