Thursday, March 06, 2008

RT's Day in the Sun

While I was off doing the work thing today, RT had himself a nice little day on the Gulf Coast beaches of Panama City, Fla.

After I got back from my 40-minute walk on the beach, I took a shower, packed up and headed for the ballpark to get ready for the tournament to start tomorrow (weather permitting, of course). That little striped wallet-stealer made his plans for the day

First, he trotted on out of the back door of the hotel to survey his options. Plenty of chaise lounges supplied by the hotel for rental. Canopy or umbrella, sir?

Then he played in the sand for a little while. It's very different from the beaches of Lake Erie that he's used to. There, it's lots of rocks of all shapes and sizes. Here? Just pure white sand and lots of it. Hardly even any shells unless you go right up to the edge of the surf.

After playing in the sand for a while, he needed to take a rest.

His Shirley Temple was on the way. He's a little Tigger. No need for booze!

But, the lure of the waves was too much after a while, and he went down to jump around in the waves for a while

After a good play in the waves, he took a little rest on his chaise, then headed on up to the hotel. The sun disappeared for the day around 1 pm and he was waiting for me in the room when I got back from lunch. A good day was had by all (I guess).

I did my two-hour thing at the field, went to lunch with my co-workers then spent the afternoon writing. Four sleeps 'till home. I just keep reminding myself that I'll be there soon. Not soon enough, but still very soon.

I'm also trying to not think about the fact that I have a 7:30 am flight on Monday and what that means in terms of wake-up. It's best to just go station-to-station at this point. Hope all of you are doing well. I'm OK in a big sense, but am very much looking forward to being home again, in case you hadn't figured that out by now. :)

No sunset tonight thanks to the big 'ol storm coming in (that may or may not wash us out tomorrow. I don't really care if we get these games in or not, to be honest). But we did get some cool sky action going around 5 pm. Enjoy!


SJ said...

Well, you'll be happy to know that by not coming home until Monday, you'll be missing another big winter storm here tomorrow. Snow, rain, freezing rain, and sleet. Yuck. Wish I was in Florida right now.

Yvonne said...

It looks like RT had a very nice time there. I hope that you got to squeeze in some relaxation, too. Hope to see you very soon!!

crosstoc said...

Loved the picture of the clouds. Your day sounded wonderful, just what you needed.

Jess said...

I cant even begin to tell you how jealous I am of little RT. Siiigh. Your pictures all look amazing.