My arrival in Pensacola was timed for the family celebration of my grandson’s 19th birthday. We had a great lunch in downtown Pensacola at the Tin Cow restaurant. It specializes in “create your own hamburgers” from a laminated checklist menu. To my delight crab cakes served on salad greens was one of the choices, with a side of German Potato Salad. Yum.
After lunch four of the “girls” chose to attend the Great Gulf Coast Art Festival being held in the historic Seville Square. It was a sunny, cool day for a nice walk to the event. I was surprised to find azaleas in bloom beneath the massive oaks surrounding the artist’s tents. It felt like most of Pensacola was out to enjoy the art, food, music and the beautiful day.
I spent time at the home of each daughter, participating in the family happenings and playing with busy little Granddogs, Duke and Daisy, at one house and big dogs, Sasha and Gracie at the other. On a school holiday I enjoyed lunch with my granddaughters, and on a Saturday morning all five of the girls enjoyed lunch at the newly opened Newk’s restaurant. When they were busy at school and work organized my business affairs, cleared out items I don’t need for my journey and worked on a wardrobe for winter. I had the opportunity to wear my new winter coat when the cold weather arrived.
The Sunday morning that I attended the Unity church, the inspiring music and message were presented by Sean O’Shea, whose book Seven Spiritual People Skills will be released in April. I just might need a copy.
It was a pleasant sojourn. I seem to be more comfortable in my skin these days, just able to go with the flow and find pleasure in the moment. Next stop is a cottage located about a block from the beach in Biloxi, Mississippi. I’m looking forward to my experiences there, where I have no connections, and to being close enough to return to Pensacola to celebrate Christmas with my family.