Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Little River Canyon, Alabama

Took a little trip to a place I don't remember (but apparently have been to? - the first waterfall and canyon pics.)  The second half we hadn't been to.

Little River Falls.  Unfortunately didn't take the camera down to the pool so didn't get pics of S and C swimming.

Visitor Center - the soap is a powder

'No touch' water, of course

My first time to use one of these (but not the last...they must be becoming popular)

A stiff slice of breeze cuts the water from your hands as you pull them out

Found this remnant of love in the grass

Little river canyon looking upstream

Some of the flora in this region

One of the succulent plants there

Gazing at the valley (I think!)

Looking across to the other side

Another canyon view...

Good rock-climbing?

Looking downstream

Can you see a house?

Try this one

A chapel built into a rock (nice symbolism...)


Fresh flowers inside


Explaining some of the history

Another falls area.  Not sure the name.  Will have to call on hubby's elephantine memory...

Looking down from the top of the main falls

Pool at the bottom.  Also down there is a broken canoe - I'm not asking...

This will help you find your way around the National Preserve.  (Yes, you can get a stamp there)

 Maybe this little trip was to help us get our minds off our little family leaving back for Arizona :(

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The real world

This is what we returned to after the beach.

Red peppers and tomatoes

Nothing to do but can them!

Getting skins off
Getting ready to boil skins off
This is actually the second canning

Starting with the onions and some basil

These were 44 jars so added to the previous 34, there are 78 total.  I think we're done canning for the year.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Destination Destin

Several of the family who were able to get off work, made it down to Destin to enjoy the sea.

On the way down we saw this huge beetle.  I didn't know the US had such large beetles.  This is so African!

The living area in our condo.

One of the bedrooms
The kitchen

First visit to the sea for JJ
So wonderful to be on the beach

At sunset

Isn't she a doll?

ACK, Aunty C has had an amputation!

Sailing by

We had our own boat


A flying fish

A little jellyfish?

Sleeping beauty

An endless sandbox
Look!  We're at the beach!
And so, a wonderful few days at the beach came to an end and we sadly had to return to the real world...