Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Another Cold Day... but Warm
We woke up this morning to a whopping 22 degree cold sunny day. The high was to make it up to 42 today. We didn’t want to stay inside all day and it was too cold to do much outside walking/touring, so we got together with our new friends Gene & Judi. Gene had a great idea to go to Pensacola, stop by the visitor center and get other ideas for things to do. Actually, Gene already had some ideas and the lady at the visitor center confirmed his thoughts.
We started at the Pensacola Museum of Art. This was the last week for the John James Audubon’s “Audubon’s Birds of America” series. It included 40 prints drawn from his series as well as works by Alexander Wilson and Mark Catesby. It was an amazing collection. The museum used to be an old jail, and the jail doors are still in place as you walk through the museum. If you go on Tuesday, it is free.
From the Museum we walked across to the other corner of the street to the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum. Here you will find a treasure of historical artifacts and captivating exhibits. This building was built in 1907 and is a Spanish Revival building. It was well worth the tour. This too was a free tour.
After we left that museum, Judi got her trusted GPS out and directed Gene to find Hall’s Family Seafood Restaurant. We ate a grand lunch there with two great folks, Gene & Judi. Could the day have been any better other than being warmer?
When we got back to or rigs, Gerri took a nap and then we went to the clubhouse and “ate” again with the group at the campground. Afterwards, Gerri & I volunteered to help clean up. Then back to the rv to stay warm on another cold night.
What a wonderful day to share with friends and to eat with a group as warm and friendly as the Escapees group.
I stand amazed at how warm and friendly the folks we are around truly are!