Friday, July 1, 2011

Just Perfect ...Well Almost

It is July and hot along the Texas Gulf Coast
very, very hot!

Sweet friend and I decided to escape the heat
and spend some time at the beach.

The moment we planted our chairs in the sand at the edge of the water
we
both turned to each other and said, "Who turned the air conditioner on?"

The breeze was perfect
and
the gumbo and oyster po-boys at the Black Pearl were even better!

We discovered a cozy used book store
to get lost in for hours
and
a magical secret garden to our delight!!


  




It was perfect, just perfect!!

Well
 it was almost perfect.
I
forgot how very hot the sun is in the blue Texas sky
and
 today I am red, very red.

Dottie



I am linking to Southern Daydreamer Outdoor Wednesday.
and
Thursday's Simple Pleasures.

23 comments:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful, refreshing day!

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  2. Beautiful day with a friend!
    How nice Dottie except for the sunburn...hope it is relieved real soon xo

    Deborah xo

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  3. No matter what the temperature, it is always just right at the beach! Sounds like a great day with your friend. Have a nice weekend.

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  4. Nasty hot here in Missouri for the 4th, as usual. Thanks for stopping by. Richard at My Old Historic House

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  5. what an almost perfect time :D
    the ocean, the breeze
    great food...
    and the bookstore ~ that cat was
    the purrfect accessory !!!
    put on some soothing lotion for your burn
    and thank you for always stopping by to
    see me and the BEAR
    xxx
    ~victoria~

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  6. Lovely day...I love the kitty in the bookstore. Take care of that sunburn!

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  7. Lovely blog and pictures...
    I've the same cat as the library !
    Enjoy your day !
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre

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  8. take care of that sunburn!! What a wonderful trip!
    Have a great 4th

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  9. Just the name, Black Pearl, is perfect!! Plus, all the rest and it is perfection... except the sunburn. That's no fun. Hope it is better soon. Happy Fourth. blessings ~ tanna

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  10. Being a redhead with pale skin means I avoid the sun a great deal - I know how painful sunburn can be :-(
    I hope you heal up quickly, Dottie!
    But it does sound like you had a lovely day :-)
    blessings..Trish

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  12. Sounds like fun (except for the burn) ... love the kitty pose. Found you at Outdoor Wednesday!

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  13. Dottie,
    Loved your recount of your day spent with a friend. A perfect Simple, Summer Pleasure.



    ~Jean

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  14. This sounds like a lovely time!

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  15. Hello Dottie...Sounded like a great day. Loved your photos, especially the one of the beach. Good job! Susan

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  16. Great post! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. We love spending hours in old book stores! We look for them whenever...and wherever we travel! Happy Summer my dear! ♥

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  18. There is a saying that I just love.
    "I go to the sea to breath".
    I think you were breathing with great delight that day.

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  19. Sounds like such a restful day (except the sunburn). I had one too, just recently. NO FUN! I'm linking up to Simple Pleasures today too. It has been so long since I linked. I've been missing visits and sharing. Trying to do better, waiting for the busy summer to slow.

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  20. Love these pics and that cat.....bigger than life.

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  21. My favorite kind of summer pleasures. Eating, sunning, strolling through bookstores .... lovely

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  22. What an absolutely delightful day! Great eats, a wonderful bookstore to get lost in (complete with bookstore cat), and the garden. Wonderful!

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  23. Loved the pic of the sunflower n the ocean blues. Looks like you had a whale of a time @ enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

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