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I don't remember exactly, but I think it was about two years ago that I got out of bed one morning at 4AM to drive down to the coast and watch the sunrise over Apalachacola, Florida. The previous photo and this one are two of the photos of the less than spectacular sunrise that morning. In this photo, a wooden fisherman carved out of an old tree many, many years ago....now proped up with a couple of stakes and freshly painted a year or more previous to this photo.
Breakfast at the "Gibson Inn" later was worth the trip. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy on a biscuit and a cup of coffee better'n anything Starbucks has ever come up with! Breakfast so good, I almost had to lie down to eat it! Pass the orange juice...Florida orange juice, that is!!!
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Jul 30 2008 03:38 GMT iyerhari
great shot!!!!!!!
Jul 30 2008 04:20 GMT Kaska
Nice story Larry :)
I like both pictures... it looks like a great morning, even without spectacular sunsrise...
Jul 30 2008 05:13 GMT Empty
Those sunrises can be very spectaculer down there......I lived not too far from there for a few years, a place called Milton about 20mi from Pensicola. I do miss it at times.:-))
Jul 30 2008 14:27 GMT potterjo
worth getting up for a beautiful sunrise over the water.....my favorite time at the beach...wonderful shot
Jul 31 2008 00:51 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Iyer.
Jul 31 2008 00:51 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Mirka dear.
Jul 31 2008 00:53 GMT larrybenedict
Yeah Empty...I'm familiar with Milton. Don't get over that way often though.
Jul 31 2008 00:54 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Shane
Jul 31 2008 00:58 GMT larrybenedict
My favorite time at the beach as well Jo, I rarely go to the beach anymore. Kids are grown and I don't look as good in a swim suit now! Well, maybe I never did.
Jul 31 2008 03:04 GMT LizSA
Best of all .. such a early morning drive..... I love that sculpture Larry.!!
Jul 31 2008 03:41 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Izzie.
Jul 31 2008 15:05 GMT megmet PRO
What a lovely photo Larry !
I enjoyed your description of the morning too, especially the part about the orange juice...its made me look forward to the winter here when we will have all the delicious oranges that surround us here once again.
Aug 01 2008 02:16 GMT Poulet PRO
Great mood here!
Have a beautiful weekend, Larry. :))
Aug 01 2008 02:22 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Meg. Nothing like fresh from the tree orange juice.
Aug 01 2008 02:23 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Poulet. Nice to hear from you again.
Aug 02 2008 02:42 GMT Milibuh
Genial !!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 03 2008 04:22 GMT martini957
Aug 03 2008 04:24 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Nancy
Aug 04 2008 16:38 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Hey, have you ever been to Jack Wingate's lodge on Lake Seminole? He was one of the greatest guys around. Lake Sem is my favorite bass fishing lake!!
Aug 05 2008 01:43 GMT larrybenedict
Yes Jim. I live about 15 miles from Lake Seminole and Jack Wingates's. Some pretty good fishin' up there.
Aug 06 2008 01:54 GMT Kaatje
Great idea to get up that early! And the breakfast sounds well deserved and tastes twice as great when you do this!
One day at 0500h I couldn't sleep at my friend's cottage and I got up and watched the fog twirl like ballet dancers on the lake water. It was a sight I'll never forget. No camera unfortunately, but it's stamped in my mind so clearly.
I like your fisherman. I am going to Newfoundland in the fall for a Nursing conference and this is the look I am expecting!
Aug 07 2008 22:34 GMT deanbed
Atmospheric and great scene, well taken.
Aug 07 2008 22:36 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Dean
Aug 16 2008 15:00 GMT GeoffReeves
Interesting caption...Great times.Some of the simple times are the very best of times.
Aug 16 2008 16:57 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Geoff. For me, all of the simple times were, and are, the best of times.