|Thomas' good friend Seth drove us to the airport.|
|A little mix-up at the SLC Airport...|
We were pleasantly surprised to meet Thomas' dad Jeff on our flight to Pensacola -- he was traveling for work and was able to return earlier than originally planned, even getting a seat last minute on our plane.
|From the plane|
|To me, that star means "Carl's Jr." - and this is also my first sight of a "Winn-Dixie" store - something I am only familiar with because of the book Because of Winn-Dixie :o)|
|Thomas' Breakfast Center|
On Tuesday afternoon, Thomas and I went out together. We drove through the neighborhood where he used to live, and even got to see the house he lived in (which sustained a lot of damage during Hurricane Ivan in 2004).
We went to the beach and ate a picnic lunch. It was my first time seeing the Gulf of Mexico, and my first time on a warm beach!
|We ate on the steps of the unoccupied lifeguard tower.|
|Pensacola Beach area, or nearby|
|Thomas was good at spotting these little bitty sand crabs!|
|We got to watch the sunset|
|Portuguese Man-o-War, washed up on the beach|
|Ah, how romantic :o)|
We enjoyed playing with Robert & Camille's adorable little girls. Everyone pitched in to help cook and decorate throughout the day.
|Robert with the girls giving some love to Temperance the Guinea pig!|
|The table at which we were seated|
|Place settings. Cute napkin rings, eh?|
|Icing the cookies|
|Top view of the put-together tree|
|"Happy Birthday" on Skype|
|A DQ t-shirt: "25 years of defying gravity"|
|2 crêpe pans from France!|
|Look at that smile. This is the finished cookie tree! Complete with "snow."|
|The whole gang!|
|Ruby & Lydia had a great time at the museum!|