Thursday, June 21, 2018

Anniversary week - #34

Anniversary week.  Celebrating 34 years married so we took a few days off work.

One of the fun things we did was rent this beauty. A 2018 Mustang Convertible!  It was so much fun.  More fun than the Harley as we could put the top up when the sun was blistering our skin.  It has air conditioned seats too so that was another neat feature.


The first good ride was to St. George Island.  We ate at the Blue Parrot.  It was quite a thrill going over the bridge with the convertible top down. Gorgeous day for this outing.


I absolutely love this photo of Doug.  We are going over the bridge to the island here.


Heading into Apalachicola over yet another bridge - big storm coming in.

This is on the ride home.  So many birds to see and wouldn't you know it, I couldn't get a good shot of the pelicans as we sped past.


The next day we drove through Cuthbert Georgia and stopped to stretch before heading north to Eufaula Alabama for a BBQ lunch.

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In Eufaula we ate at Phil's BBQ, a place we had ridden to a few times on the bike.  Afterwards we rode around, looked at some of the old stately homes, some in perfect condition and others the faded version of the grandeur it once was.   This Episcopal church was very beautiful.  Reminds us of churches we saw in England

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Doug had read that Donut King was a very good hole in the wall for an excellent doughnut in Eufaula and we managed to find it. Indeed, not a very large operation but oh my - those were the best doughnuts we've had. Seriously.


For our actual anniversary we had some champagne and homemade crab cakes.

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It's been a great mini vacation and we certainly enjoyed ourselves.  Being away from work, riding around in a convertible, eating and imbibing yummy things.....Now the Mustang fever has settled in so we'll see about that coming up. :-)

Happy  Summer Solstice!

 Linking up with  Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series since I shared crab cakes, champagne and doughnuts!


Vicki said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you have a great time and celebrated in style!

Tina said...

Thanks, Vicki !!! We had a blast.

Mae Travels said...

You always think of the greatest ways to celebrate -- renting a convertible: WOW!
Happy Anniversary.

best... mae at

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love mini vacations! Congrats on the milestone. Hope to take a page out of your book and plan some weekend getaways soon. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

JoAnn said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great way to celebrate!

Tina said...

Thanks, Mae! We loved that car so much we may buy one :-)

Debra, weekend getaways are great. I call it training for retirement.
Thanks for the good wishes.

Thank you, JoAnn!

Judee Algazi said...

Happy Anniversary- I love the idea of renting a fun car for your adventure! Looks like a wonderful time

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Happy anniversary to you both! We're coming up on 40 years together and married 37 married in November.

Beth F said...

Congrats and you sure know how to celebrate!!! We're at 33, though we've known each other 40 (yikes!)

Marg said...

Happy anniversary!! You definitely celebrated in style

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Happy Anniversary! Fun pictures and the donuts look great!

Stacie said...

How fun! A friend has a convertible and has offered us to take it for a jaunt anytime we'd like. After seeing your photos, I think we need to do that this summer!

Claudia said...

Congratulations! A great way to celebrate with a fun car. We're coming up on 53 years in August :)

Katherine P said...

What a wonderful anniversary trip! I just saw Eufala on a Ten Best places to visit in Alabama or something like that and have really been wanting to go. I love the pictures you shared and the convertible sounds like such a fun addition! We've been stationary so far this summer for various reasons but I'm starting to get restless!

Stacy said...

That IS a great picture of Doug! All your pics are great - I thought you were going to write those birds made a mess in the convertible! The pics make me want to tour the area even more. Those old buildings are calling me!

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