Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hello again

 

Home again, home again. It’s good to be home. I spent a week visiting with longtime friends, one of which was scheduled to undergo surgery last week, so we went to help. We managed to have a couple of fun days before all that, though.

 

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Early last week, we all went to a casino in Biloxi to have lunch with a couple who was staying there. I’d never met them before, as they were friends of the people we were visiting.

 

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We ate by the pool in a private cabana. The friends I visit here are in the casino biz, so we tend to go there a lot when we’re in town.

 

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It was hot but the humidity was very low, so the weather wasn’t as uncomfortable as I thought it was going to be.

I love how the sky looked that day.

 

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I don’t think I’ve ever had lunch in a posh poolside cabana before. Try saying that three times real fast.

Even with the fans, it began to feel a little warm in the enclosure, so we all took a dip in the pool, which was wonderful.

 

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And the view out back wasn’t too shabby, either.

I’ll write more tomorrow. It was a long drive home, and I’m a little tired. So until then my friends . . .

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30 comments:

Hilary said...

It looks lovely and like you had a nice time in spite of the reason for the trip. I hope your friend's surgery went well.

Cheryl said...

It all looks lovely. I hope your friend is doing well.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

welcome home, my friend

hope all is well with your friend

happy to stop by...

sending love,
kary and teddy
xx
hugs to george

missing moments said...

The area looks quite lovely and relaxing in spite of the heat!
Hope your friend is doing well and sweet of you to help out!

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome home, you've been missed!

Kat :)

candis said...

Welcome home! Missed you. :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wow, looks beautiful. Glad you are back safely. Can't wait to see more.

Gail said...

Beautiful pictues. Hope your friend is recovering nicely.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

You did have a long drive! Welcome back!

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful photo journal! Hope your friend is doing well.

Caroline said...

Hello!!!! It's been waaaaaay too long. I have been in Chicago for the past three weeks and just catching up. Beautiful shots! Love the little baby birds from a few posts ago. Hope you are having a wonderful summer! xoxo

Karen said...

I love the last photo!...

Mental P Mama said...

Yay! You're home!! Now stay! Except to come this way....

Hilary said...

Looks beautiful, glad you are home safe......we missed you.
Yeah, we did.

Hartwood Roses said...

I was just saying to myself this morning, as I try to get my motor running on this Monday, that I wonder what's become of Kate lately. Now we know.

Welcome home!

Snappy Di said...

I haven't been to Biloxi since the mid 1970's!! I'm looking forward to your photos!!

Daryl said...

Happy to see you back .. I am glad the traffic/weather let you get home before midnight .. sheesh what a mess it was yesterday.

Love your posh cabana lunch setting .. and the view out back is restful and soothing.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hope everything went well with your friend and she'll be up and about soon!

Looking forward to hearing more about the PPC! Sounds like fun!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've never been down there...rarely go to casino's anyway.

But, it looks nice. Glad you could help your friend out.

Kerri said...

Lovely! And great to have you back!!

Lili said...

That's a dreamy setting right there poolside in that posh cabana. I hope everything went well for your friend Kate. Welcome back, you've really been missed on here! xo ~Lili

tj said...

...That last photo? *swoons* :o)

...Happy you're safely back home and sending well wishes to your friend!

...Blessings

spindrift,me said...

I missed you, Kate. Glad to see you are back, and I am hoping your friend is doing ok. Looking forward to more posts, but get your bearings first! xo

mrs mediocrity said...

That is one gorgeous sky. Hope everything went well and that your friend is on the mend. Hope you got to rest a little as well.

Jeanne Walker said...

Glad there were no tropical systems to interfere with your fun! Praying that your friend is recovering from the surgery better than expected! Love the poolside cabana and the gulf views! Did you feel like 'Queen for the Day'?
Long trip back and hope that you are relaxing a bit before it's back to work! Missed you!

linda said...

yaaaay, you're back!

Hope all goes well with your friend's recovery.
PoshPoolsideCabana. I could get used to saying that.

"I think I shall saunter to my PoshPoolsideCabana."

"oh my, isn't it warm in the PoshPoolsideCabana today....la di dah!" :)

beth said...

i'm so glad you're back with photos to share and stories to tell....xo

Donna S. said...

Welcome home!!! Missed you.

Bluebird49 said...

Honey, may I just say you've got some awesome friends, there? I mean casin and poolside cabana?? Whoa.
And that you and Andrew are awesome friends right back--going all the way to Mississippi to help them during these hard times? It's a long trip from VA, too -- our nephew lived there fro 4 years before moving back to Houston, and my brother and his wife always dreaded the ride there. Of course, we're all older than you and Andrew!;) I'm so glad you went, and I hope you felt like you got a little rest, too.

Oliag said...

A far cry from Maine but gorgeous just the same! What a lovely spot!