Clark and I enjoyed going to Gulf Shores a few weeks ago. Alone. By ourselves. Without the kids. A couple of reasons we went really. First, we just needed a few days to get away. Ya ever have those times when you just need silence and nothing-ness for a time. We needed that. Even though we were together, we just needed silence. Silence to sit and enjoy our own thoughts, as well as silence to have conversation with each other. Does that make sense?
Secondly, we wanted to see the oil for ourselves. I could post lots of pictures here, but it’s nothing you haven’t already seen or heard about. Yes, it’s real. It’s there. Pray for those families who live in it and once thrived by the oceans abundance.
Lastly, we thought it would be fun to attend the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. What a treat. It was something we’d never been to before and it was way cool to see 45-50 hot air balloons all together. Because of the weather conditions they were not able to take off while we were there, but it was still fun just to see them all.
Here are a few images I took with my handy, dandy iPhone. Don’t even ask why I only took pictures with my phone….let’s just say I’ll remember to fully charge my camera battery next time. 😉