When I Was 69

When I Was 69
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beach on the Gulf of Mexico

Upham Beach...at St. Petersburg beaches. I'd never heard of it, but it's a public beach with parking nearby.

Water was really cold.  I can just imagine what the Atlantic feels like...and I plan to find out before returning to Black Mountain!

Caroline on left talking to her dad, Russ.  Audrey is working on her phone in foreground. Her mom is lying out in background  with blue/pink suit. These folks are from Ohio, my middle son, Russ and his family.  They love the beach!

 A few boats, planes with advertising sails being towed along behind them...and seagulls.

 And it was Easter Sunday, so many other folks had the same idea.

 Russ and Tai (my sons) had a nice talk about their works.

 But us females were more interested in getting tanned bodies...wearing our suits, smearing  ourselves with potions to protect us from harmful rays.  Is there anything at all illogical in that? Here's Caroline in foreground and Audrey shaking her towel over by the volley ball court. Kate on right is turning to watch.

 Michelle and Russ being photobombed by a gull.  Good thing it wasn't the usual bombing from birds.
 Warning of hazardous swimming near rocks.

 Tai, from Colorado, got his feet wet!

 Michelle (Russ' wife) joined the discussion about high school students going to college.

 Kate was going to dabble her feet in the cold water...

And we headed back to our next activities within the hour we'd paid for the parking.  I think I'll crop this...though the tree is kind of nice.  Nah. Leave it with the stranger between my 2 sons.


  1. Hello,

    Looks like a fun family visit to the beach. You have a beautiful family. Wishing you a happy day!


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