Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Mom Came to Visit Me!

Paula is the greatest woman to ever live and I finally coaxed her to the south. When I was a kid I used to trick her into my bedroom by saying that I was hurt or needed something, then I would close the door behind her and trap her in my room and make her pay attention to me. That's kind of what I did here recently. She secretly loves it.
First thing you need to do when visiting lower Alabama is go to Florida. I took her to Destin for a day of sun, beautiful sand and clear, perfect water. We also hit up the outlets ;)
Ft. Walton Beach

She was blinded by the sun

So I gave her some sunglasses
I showed her the peanut capital of the world, the Boll Weevil and all over Fort Rucker. There's nothing better than having your mom's full attention when you're the third child out of four. It was heaven! 
The mighty Boll Weevil ate all the cotton and forced the area to plant peanuts. Now they're the peanut capital!

The Diner in Daleville, AL

Downtown Dothan, AL

Redneck Riviera

My friend, Faith, recently retired from the Air Force and moved back to her hometown of Tallahassee. This is great news for me because she is now only 2 hours away! Also, she is the world's greatest tour guide. In 2 days we saw more of Florida than I would have in 2 weeks. Following this the proof:
Window from an old slave church

Boat ride at Wakulla Springs

Lodge at Wakulla Springs

It was freezing!

We saw manatees, alligators and so many birds. Absolutely beautiful!

Light house on the Forgotten Coast

Apalachicola Sea Fest

Best food and a Craig Campbell concert

Me and Faith

So many butterflies