My Adventures #15 – Thunder on the Gulf

The weather has been beautiful, but very hot here on the Gulf. That does not stop us from enjoying outdoor activities.

There is always something going on here in our little piece of paradise:

Where thousands live like millions wish they could!!!

This weekend, Flora-Bama is sponsoring the 2014 Thunder Run Superboat Grand Prix.

The Gulf Coast Powerboat Association has put together the inaugural dual race format.

There are two races, in two cities, in two states – Orange Beach, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.

Mr Wonderful and I went to downtown Pensacola, where the event was being held for day three of the Flora-Bama Shootout.

These are some of the fastest and biggest power boats in the world.

There are many classes of boats, but the main styles are Vee Bottom Boats and Catamarans.

The air is thick with moisture, making it hard to breath and we are immediately dripping wet. It is the cheapest sauna I have ever been in. LOL

We take our time as we walk through downtown and checking out all the action.

I love boats and I love speed. These amazing power boats put on a performance that had my heart pounding and my body vibrating with the roar of the engines. To watch the rooster tails shoot out of the water as the boats thunder by makes me wonder what it would be like riding along on race day.

Even though it was only practice, they put on a great show.

We wandered through Race Village, able to check out the boats up close and personal.

Music was playing and a good time was had by all.

Mr Wonderful freelances as a producer/director for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, our minor league baseball team. They delayed the game today, Sunday, due to Thunder on the Gulf. He will be going back to the races, then working the ballgame, so I chose not to go. That’s why I am sitting in my recliner, watching football (yeah, it is finally football season, lol) and blogging to you.

What did you do this weekend?


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9 thoughts on “My Adventures #15 – Thunder on the Gulf

    • It is fun and I do try to enjoy as many outdoor activities as I can. Living near water, there are always boats around, whether it’s the Grand Prix or just having a bite to eat on the waterfront. Thanks Charlotte, for stopping in.

    • Hi Laurel. Glad you enjoyed them. I love taking photographs and sharing them. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

  1. Well, my first comment didn’t publish for some reason. So, I apologize if I’m now leaving two (same) comments in a row!
    I’ve never seen boats like that! Pretty darn amazing. I live vicariously through you and your adventures, Sherry! So fun to see all the cool stuff you get to do and see in Florida. Makes me realize I live in a boring place! Yes, I am one of the millions!

    • Yeah, I am having some issues. My computer guy will be checking it out (cross my fingers) I don’t know why, all of sudden, it is not allowing some regular commenters to do so. The boats are pretty amazing. Most of the time, there is so much going on I can’t do it all. Even if nothing is happening, dinner on the beach is always an adventure!

  2. You live in a beautiful area. I want to be out on that water right now.
    I went to a 90’s music night in town and danced along to a decade of music I spend my teens listening to. 🙂

    • Awesome, Emma. That sounds like a lot of fun. Yes, I agree that I do live in a beautiful area. I love my little piece of paradise and enjoy sharing it with others. Have a great day.

  3. Gonna try and leave a comment one more time. (I’ve tried twice and for some reason they didn’t post)
    LOVE the video, I’ve never seen boats like that before!
    This weekend we saw Guardians of the Galaxy and went out to dinner. Not as fun as your amazing adventure, Sherry!

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