Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goodbye Desert, Hello Gulf Coast

We have finally left the dry, dusty desert and are in more familiar terrain and environment.  Grass, trees, flowers, vegetable plants, water, beaches, humidity, mosquitoes and yes, even a love bug or two (not my fave) are what surrounds us now.

We were in the Mojave Desert in Nevada first then in southern Arizona which had very similar terrain as Nevada.

Both areas had a beauty all their own...

This was our view from our 'home' in Arizona just before we left.  This is a horse pasture that was starting to green up and between the pasture and the foot of the mountains is the Gila River.  We were lucky to find this quiet, beautiful place to rent on someone's property rather than in a crowded RV Park.

LizzieBelle enjoyed herself here.  She loved to go for a walk and she did not have to be on a leash.  See her heading down the road in the above photo?  She's so stinkin' cute!

Hunter also enjoyed himself here...

Yep.  That's him chillin' on my sewing table and yes, that is dirt on both him AND on my sewing table. He's supposed to be black, not gray.  Sigh.

He loved going outside.  The first thing he would do is roll in the dirt. And roll. And roll. And then want to come back in so he could share the dirt with us.  Boys!

There are some things I will miss about Arizona...

Tumbleweeds!  They literally do roll across roads like in the old western movies, get caught up in fences and we even saw about a dozen tumbleweeds caught up in a dust devil.  It was really cool!

I will also miss the wide-open land, the mountainous views and my Jeep.  But, that's another post.

What I WON'T miss?  The dirt and dust, the dry sinuses and skin, the triple digit weather in summer, the lack of seafood restaurants and the lack of sweet tea in restaurants!

This is what we will be seeing for the next several months...

This is Surfside Pier which is only a few miles from the RV park where we are staying.

There are also some beaches nearby that we will be checking out on the weekends. I have a feeling there will be some fishing involved on the weekends as well, wink.

We will also be enjoying lots and lots of seafood while gulping down a sweet tea or two!

This beach was littered with seaweed apparently from a recent storm...

CountryBoy even found a dried up Jellyfish in the seaweed onshore.

I overheard a young lady say that this is usually the prettiest beach nearby and that it's never like this.  I've seen some of our Florida Beaches like this after a storm.  I look forward to seeing this beach once the seaweed is gone.

We saw lots of birds doing some fishing of their own and even saw a dolphin gracefully breaking the water's surface only to disappear again.
It felt good to be near the water again; the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and beach, the smell of the ocean, the breeze; the abundance of seafood restaurants; it felt like we were back home in Florida!

Speaking of back, (I know, poor segue but I'm taking it, smile) I'm back!  Back to blogging, crafting, cooking, cleaning, simplifying, organizing, being a full-time housewife, etc., etc.  Yay!

So, stay tuned for more posts and getting settled in to life in the midwest!

Till next time folks!

1 comment:

Country Gal said...

Glad to have ya back and looking forward to future posts and more wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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