Here it is the last weekend of May and this is about all I've seen in the way of turtles this month. Where are our sea turtles!!!
But there were literally thousands of people on the beach at Park East and tents two and three deep as far as you could see!
I was unable to hike from my house to Park East last year due to a broken foot, but I was excited to visit and see the decorated tents again this year.
I was a bit disappointed, however, to discover that although many more people were here this year than two years ago, a much lower percentage of them participated in decorating this time. You can compare 2010 to 2008 by clicking HERE.
But, wow, what a crowd at both Park East and Casino Beach. Pensacola Beach appreciates the business our Memorial Day Weekend crowd brings every year, not to mention the respect they typically show the beach by leaving it so clean when they head back home.
Although the oil spill has not reached our beach, it has definitely affected our hotels and beach businesses due to reservation cancellations by many who thought it had. Maybe this weekend will end the month on a high note.
Ah ha! Reminded again that I wanted a beach umbrella like the 'straw hut'.
Finally I came upon an area at Park East which had decorated a bit.