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Archive for June, 2009

Clam City

If you haven’t made it out to the beach yet, what are you waiting for? It is beautiful out, and there’s a green flag flying! The water temperature is very refreshing in this heat.

Check out our Sand Castle. The residents are baby clams, and they use starfish for money! Woo… maybe I’ve had too much sun today!

If you do go out, wear sunscreen! It’s a hot one!

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Sea Turtle Nests Everywhere!

I smile every time I walk out to the beach now that they’ve fixed our neighborhood walkway. Erosion from the passing of Gustav caused the dune under the walkway to wash out, and the SRIA boarded it up. Well, as of a few weeks ago, it is finally fixed. Thanks SRIA!

But what was even more surprising, was the fact that I have not one, but TWO sea turtle nests within a stone’s throw away!

I’m not sure how I missed these the last few days, as they couldn’t be any closer to my house. Last year, one day on the beach, Barrier Island Girl told me what the numbers and letters on the posts represent, but my memory is spotty now. Hopefully she can chime in and remind us all what’s going on here. I’m guessing the first few numbers represent when they were found (6-03 and 6-15). How can we calculate when they are going to be hatched?

I do know this: the eggs are very fragile, and should be left alone. It is unfortunate that we see what appear to be children’s footprints and drawings over the nests. This can put the baby turtles at great risk. Parents, please keep kids and pets out of the nests!

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Dr. Breeze at Bands on the Beach

Another perfect night for Bands on the Beach! Last night, Dr. Breeze performed on the Casino Beach pavillion, and what a show it was! Dr. Breeze is originally from New Orleans, but now lives here, in Pensacola.

Presenting…. Dr. Breeze:

And his band:

That’s Art Brockmeier from Pensacola Steel on the steel drums. He will be playing at our wedding reception in September!

As always, there was plenty of food to go around:

Another record-breaking turnout for Bands on the Beach:

And don’t forget the wine:

Now, I don’t normally brag about these amatuer shots that I get, but I thought this one was pretty cool… Click to enlarge and you can see the sunset, Bands on the Beach, and even the Pensacola Beach Ball water tower in the reflection of my fiancĂ©’s glasses:

See you next Tuesday!

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Bands on the Beach 2009 Schedule

Bands on the Beach is a free concert that happens every Tuesday night on Pensacola Beach at the Pavilion at Casino Beach. The concerts start up at 7:00 PM and usually go till about 9. The regulars bring chairs, a little table, some snacks and some wine and make a night of it. Scroll down to see the line up for this year!

5/5 – Wildwood (Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Beatles, Reggae)
5/12 – Mass Kunfusion (Classic Rock, 80s, Modern Hits)
5/19 – Local Hero (Rock, Soul, Blues, Funk, Originals)

6/2 – Modern Eldorados (Honky Tonk, Classic Country, Rockabilly)
6/9 – A Touch of Gray (60s, 70s, Grateful Dead)
6/16 – Dr. Breeze (Jass, Blues, Classic Rock)
6/23 – Mr. Big (High-Energy Dance Hits from 50s-70s)
6/30 – Midnight Confessions (Pop, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock)

7/7 – The Kyle Parker Band (Classic Rock, Country, Originals)
7/14 – The 13th Hourglass (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)
7/21 – The Reunion Band (60s and 70s Hits, Brit Invasion, Motown)
7/28 – Kee Creek Band (Classic Rock, Country, Modern)

8/4 – Not Quite Fab (Beatles Cover Band)
8/11 – The Laymen (Classic 60s Music)
8/18 – East Side West Side (Swing, Jazz, Latin)
8/25 – Civilized Natives (Acoustic, Rock, Original)

9/1 – Fort Morgan Slammers (Classic & Southern Rock)
9/8 – DLP (90s & Modern Rock)
9/15 – Crosstown (Variety, Blues, Classic Rock)
9/22 – Big Muddy (Blues, Rock, Country)
9/29 – Rain Date

It is shaping up to be a beautiful Tuesday night! I’ll see you out there!

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