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Something New

Hello. I’m starting something new. Wanted to pass it along.

I’m now an Independent Consultant with Paparazzi Accessories. All the jewelry is $5 + S&H. Here is the link to my website — paparazziaccessories.com/159524

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Road trip — South Padre Island

This weekend was a good weekend. I had a free hotel night stay to use. I was trying to figure out where should I go for that free night.

The winning city was South Padre Island, Texas. A place that I’ve never been to.

I stayed at the Pearl South Padre.

What a night nice hotel. I stayed on the 9th floor and had a nice view of the beach.

When I got to the hotel on Saturday afternoon, I decided to take a walk on the beach. It was 82° and sunny out. The breeze from the Gulf of Mexico made it just right for a walk on the beach.

Before I went through get dinner, I decided to take a drive to the end of South Padre Island. I had no idea what was going to be at the end of the road, but I was like looking for a place to see the sunset. And boy, did I find a perfect place to watch the sunset.

I found some sand dunes and stopped there to catch the sunset.

WOW! I was able to get some pretty nice pictures of the sunset. And that was the first time I’ve climbed the sun dunes anywhere.

After that, I went to Dirty Al’s for dinner. I had shrimp and onion rings. It was pretty good. I wanted to go to a place whete the locals eat.

Went back to the hotel and had a this night sleep.

Sunday morning, I woke up and decided to take a walk on the beach before I checked out of the hotel.

Again, WOW! It was so refreshing to feel the wind and hear the waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Usually I see cows, donkeys and roadkill on my morning drive to work. Today I saw seagulls, pelicans and a jellyfish (water roadkill.)

I left SPI around noon and was heading to one of my favorite places… Port Aransas, Texas. It was about a 2.5 hour drive, but I needed to go. I haven’t been there since it was hit by the hurricane last year.

I started driving on the beach at Marker 92 and drive all the way to Marker 1. I love driving on the beach there. Radio off, windows down and sun shining. It was a perfect drive.

I stopped at Pizzeria A to pick up some lunch. I found a spot on the beach to eat my lunch. I love eating lunch on the beach.

After resting for an hour, I headed back home. I drove through Port A and you can still see some of the damage from the storm. Hopefully Port A will be stronger and better than ever soon.

At the ferry, I saw these huge offshore rigs being worked on. They were huge!

Like all my trips to Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, I have to stop to see the USS Lexington, “The Blue Ghost.”

The ship is amazing to look at. The next time I’m there, I will take the tour of the Lexington again.

I finally got home after 8 hours and over 300 miles. I was a great weekend. Just what I needed. I’m already planning my next road trip there.

Happy Fat Tuesday

Here’s a holiday that I like.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!)

Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. (From Wikipedia)

Make it a great day.


Time of My Life

I wasn’t really into watching the Super Bowl this year. But I watched it and this was by far my favorite commercial.

My nephew, Brad and niece, Pam did this dance at each other’s wedding last year.

And who knew Eli Manning could dance?


Defunct Restaurant Chains

I saw this post and wanted to share some of the Defunct Restaurant Chains that I remember going to.

Howard Johnson’s — Only went there a couple of times. A good place for diner food.

Kenny Rogers’ Roasters — There was one in my hometown of Flint, Michigan. It was in a food court and I only went there once.

Chi-Chi’s — one of my favorite “white” Mexican restaurants. I loved their Fried Ice Cream. My brother, Joe, would get the Seafood Enchiladas every time we went there.

Burger Chef — I liked this place because they had a condiment bar where you could add your own to your burger. As a kid, I thought that was pretty cool.

Bob’s Big Boy — Loved that place. My mom would get the Patty Melt, I would get the Big Boy Burger. I loved the garlic dressing they had for their salads. And the Chocolate Layer Cake… too die for!

Bennigan’s — Three words… Monte Cristo Sandwich! What a strange sandwich… savory and sweet at the same time.

Ponderosa Steakhouse — A weekly family place to go. I remember when you walked through the line to get your meal. Then they added the salad bar… whoa!! Making your own salad with the things you liked with a ton of 1000 Island’s Dressing!! Heaven!

A&W Drive-Ins — There were a couple of these in my hometown. Loved parking the car and eating hot dogs with the read sauce and popcorn, And the Root Beer was so frosty and cold.

Funny, how remember these places brought back fond memories.



Starting 2018 The Right Way

I saw this on Facebook and once again, it’ exactly what I needed to see.

I have a feeling 2018 is going to be a good year.

Make it a great day… year.



Monday Laugh

Just got back from the wedding in Kentucky.

Saw this and had a laugh and wanted to share it.

Make it a great week.

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