Here’s the video for The Little Red Ball that the Meet Me at the Gulf of Mexico song was used in. The pictrues were taken mostly in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach AL, with a couple thrown in from the Pensacola FL airport.
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I feel a special connection with the Gulf of Mexico, particularly that stretch of shore along Florida’s panhandle. My grandparents had a house on the beach in Panama City, so my summers growing up were filled with white sand and blue-green waters, as well as all the adventures of my mischievous father and his brothers and clan.
Teenaged and college summers were spent predominately in Destin-Ft. Walton with an eye toward drinking and bikinis rather than the natural magic of the place, but by my settled-in adult years that sweet body of water had whispered the memories and promises back into my ear, planting the rhythm of its undulating waves firmly alongside my heartbeat. (more…)