Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Off to a late start, along the way and the after party

- Traveling down to northwest Florida with friends for the 2015 half marathon and 5K Run (which we walked) to benefit the Seaside, Florida school.  One friend did run the half marathon and finished nicely - we walkers were WAY behind the pack (long story), as you can see.  We caught up to the women wearing tutus (click to enlarge) - they were a childless aunt (like me) and her two nieces.  I told her how much my nieces mean to me, too.

- I titled this photo "Lavender Morning" - that stand of trees is one of the most photographed images along this stretch of Highway 30A - and is along the race route. 

- Left behind.  The jackets, hoodies and sweatshirts that runners shed along the way.  A golf cart goes up and down Highway 30A, collecting them, and brings them to this pick up area.  The woman above was looking for her red turtleneck jacket.

- The host made us this post-race concoction - not sure what was in this blue drink, but it sure was pretty.

- The house we stay in belongs to our hosts, and is in nearby Seagrove.  This is the beach across the street yesterday - a lovely morning for a lovely walk.

 - We stopped for lunch on the way home yesterday in Eufaula, Alabama at this barbeque place that my dad would have LOVED because of the smoky chopped barbeque with a mustard based sauce.  We spotted a billboard last year on the trip down for Phil's which boasts, "Best Butts in Alabama."  I saved the cup from my iced tea to show you.  :)


Elephant's Child said...

Big smiles at the best butts. Congratulations on the walk - and I loved the tutu tribe.

sage said...

Good bbq is something to travel for... looks like a nice trip and I would have been walking too.

LL Cool Joe said...

Loved all the piles of runners clothes waiting to be collected. Great colours.

Looks like you had a great time. The sea looks a little rough though!

Mama Zen said...

I want to know what's in that blue drink!

Jannie Funster said...

I like your spice rack.

And the ocean!

Cool about the hoodies being collected, good idea!!


Anonymous said...

Love that lavender sky!

Lee said...

I'd volunteer to work the bar to be there to greet all the walkers and runners at the end of the line1 :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - congratulations on the walk .. sounds a good race to join in .. walking, or tutuing along. Love the beach and sea photo - as too the stand of pines ...

So pleased you had fun with friends and family .. cheers Hilary

Snaggle Tooth said...

Bet you had a fun time with your good deed for charity in Florida, it was the only state not hit with this snowstorm recently!
"Lavender Morning has such beautiful color captured!
Can't imagine throwing away my clothes- Looks cool there with folks in long sleeves. That's alot to search through.
I wonder if the blue is minty or raspberry liquor? Who wouldn't want to walk that beach. Cab you believe I've never gone to a BBQ restaurant? I really hardly ever eat pork. Hope you didn't need to shovel when you got back-

Sparkling Red said...

That beach is gorgeous. I want to be there right now.

I never knew that there were arrangements for shed clothing to be collected along a marathon route - how sensible!

Riot Kitty said...

Best butts? Have they looked at each of them? Mon dieu!