Looking South to the ocean.........this all used to be sand, sand plants, and a parking lot. Now it is a small salty lake with a crumbled shore......
See the little building to the left.....kind of under the big building? It is (was) the cinder block bathrooms. They were not very nice, but they were bathrooms.
Closer shot of the tilting bathrooms.
Closer shot of the parking lot that no longer exists.
After taking a drive through Surfside, I was even more thankful than I had been before...........to see the destruction so close to home reminded me again how the Lord put a hedge around our city. We are about 5 miles from this place as the bird flies.........and I'm thinking hurricanes take routes that birds do, they don't stay on the highways.
This building you see is the place we would 'go to the beach'. We would park in this lot and walk to the water, or park on the beach, with the building behind us. Probably not long from now, the whole place will be torn down, and all it will be is a memory. The girls and I have many happy memories of this place.........I am posting a recipe.
What does a recipe have to do with a hurricane?
When we went to the beach, we would call the days different days depending on what we had to bring to eat that day. Some days were salty, meaning we only had water and sunflower seeds. Some days were 'big food' days, which meant we took hot-dogs. That was a mistake we won't make again. Some days were dessert days, sweet days......and here is Heather's recipe for ***Ocean Cheesecake***
2 sticks melted margarine or butter
2 cups flour
1 cup nuts
press in pan
bake 10-12 minutes 350
2 8oz. softened cream cheese
1 8oz. softened cool whip
2 cups powdered sugar
mix and spread over cooled crust
I don't mean chill, like you think chill, this chill means put it in the fridge.
You can add peanut butter, crushed peppermints, chocolate pretties, andes candies.........or even FRUIT!
This is easy and yummy, and good for a day at the beach.