Thursday, May 2, 2013

Travel the Blogville World

M     Hi, all! Today I'm joining Roxy the Traveling Dog's event Travel the Blogville World: A Photographic Journey with Friends.



     As most of y'all know, I'm a Florida girl. I currently live in Panama City, which is in north Florida and the area is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In addition to showing off the gawjuss beaches, I'm going to take you to a few other places around town and show you a couple of places we've visited.
Without further ado, here we go!



                                          The Beaches:



       Mexico Beach, pictured above and below, is the beach we go to most frequently. It's only about 20 minutes from my house, and is dog friendly and off leash on west side (the beach is split by a canal, with a "peeps only" side and a "dog friendly" side). It's almost always totally deserted from about early October to mid-March, and even in the summer months (which for us is mid-March to early October) is the least crowded beach around. We've had a few run ins with nasty people and out of control dogs, but for the most part we love Mexico Beach.



     St. George Island, pictured below, is another gorgeous beach. While not as secluded as Mexico Beach, it's still "Forgotten Florida". It was our beach of choice when we lived in Tallahassee, but since moving we haven't been there in over a year. Too bad, because Mom and I really miss it.




                   




            Vacations and trips:

     We went to Atlanta, GA, when I was 10 months old and again a month after my first birthday. Sorry for the crappy pictures; this was pre-Nikon.
L to R: Boston, ME, Auggie

I'm in the sky blue harness, Auggie is in the dark blue, and Boston is in the pink.
DM: Eek! I can't believe how fat I let Nola get here!!!
This is the view from Legal Seafood. Can't see them, but the World of Coke and the Atlanta Aquarium are to the left.

     We visited Birmingham, AL, just after my first birthday.

Desoto Falls
The Vulcan
     We've been to Richmond, VA, several times because we have family (that I do not like! DM: Uh, Bean? They're coming this summer. No! DM: My thoughts exactly) there. These pictures were from our most recent trip in November.



     That's a wrap! I hope y'all enjoyed my little tour.
I hope we have another event like this soon, because Mom and I will be doing a lot of traveling in the next two years! First we'll be visiting the North East (probably stay in Boston but venture to Maine, New Hampshire and the rest of MA) after Mom's birthday next year, then we'll head to Italy for 4-6 weeks. We're so excited, even though it's a ways off!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

PS: I had 3 other places to show you, but our piece of shit computer keeps shutting down Safari every time I try to add photos.

23 comments:

  1. What a great travel post. This is also a great reminder that I need to link up with Roxy too. Gawjuss, Nola!

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  2. Oh Nola, you is so very lucky to live near such lovely beaches! Your pictures is wonderful and I looks forward to seeing more of your fantastic adventures.

    love,
    Reuben

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  3. Nola, we would love to come and run on the beach with you, it looks so beautiful!! Thanks for linking up, and we would love to see more of your great photos.

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  4. Wow, those are some wonderful photos for the world tour!

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  5. We loved your tour! It is great to see places that we will probably never visit.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  6. OH NOLA WE fur sure DID enjoy your journey to all these places. Great pictures. Can't wait for MORE. And it sounds as if you will be going some exciting places.

    speaking of pictures... you might try using CHROME to put up your posts when you have troubles with any other place like FireFox or Safari. Don't know WHY butt when I have troubles Chrome works grrreat.

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  7. What GREAT adventure's Nola! We envy you so much. If we could only turn Grandpa Bob from 88 into a 58 year old, maybe we'd be able to get out more often :)

    Lova ya girlfurend!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle

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  8. Thank you for the tour. You look good anywhere. Those beaches do look beautiful. Moms bin to Florida a zillion times but never to Panama City
    Benny & Lily

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  9. What a great post! Doesn't matter where you go, just make sure to have fun!

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  10. How cool! We will have to do this soon.

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  11. Awesome post Nola...Watch out cause one day Giz and I will be knocking at your door asking for a tour of Mexico Beach...we live in Florida, but the nearest beach is 50 miles away so we don't go all that often

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  12. Those beautiful CLEAN beaches. We're about 6 hours from a beach...but one of these days! We'd love to be there with you.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  13. We are going to be participating in this hop for sure! And as always- envious of the beaches.

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  14. We love seeing you at the beach, Nola. Our Mom lived for years and years and years in New England. She really misses her trips to the ocean. No oceans around here in Kansas:)

    Italy - you lucky dawg - that is going to be awesome.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. I vacationed on St George Island two years ago, and loved it! Dog friendly, quiet, beautiful!

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  16. Just gorgeous shots

    urban hounds

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  17. Great travel post, Nola! You get to go lots of fun places. :-) And you can always come up here and visit while your family invades your space!

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  18. You've been to some great looking beaches! I wish we lived by the ocean. All we have is Lake Ontario :(

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  19. Wowwzers Nola! Yous really been places! Wes used to travels lots, but not so much the last 4 years. Me is getting old, so me don't mind just being here!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  20. Loved the tour! You've been to some fun places! I'm excited to see where you and your Mom go next.
    Beautiful pictures!

    xoxo
    Marquie, Lassie & Petal

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  21. You have some lovely stretches of beach and your travel photos are fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I wish we had beaches like yours!


    --Champ's mom

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  23. Love all you beach shots. You're one of the prettiest Dachshunds we know Nola. I wish I could hug and kiss you in person :)

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