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Last weekend was the first time my wife and I vacationed together since our honeymoon four years ago.  As I mentioned earlier, we spent Friday afternoon at Sanibel Island, whose beaches resembled very much the beaches we enjoyed on our honeymoon in St. Thomas and St. John.  The sand was quite stiff, and the beaches were very peaceful (see above photo).  I still think Destin and Gulf Shores has the better beaches, though.  🙂  As soon as we got to the beach, I crashed, waking up only to find my face getting cooked in the south Florida sun (yes, Arabs can get burnt too).

While in Florida, we stayed with a wonderfully sweet and hospitable couple, Don and Barbara Reisinger.  For some of you, that last name might ring a bell.  Don’s father is Ernest (Ernie) Reisinger, and his uncle is John Reisinger.  It was fascinating to learn more about these men and the incredible way God has used them.  Don has an amazing ministry of distributing sermons both locally and nationally (he gave me over 500 messages on MP3!), reminding me very much of Mt. Zion Chapel Library in Pensacola, Florida.  The picture of Calvin’s prayers and devotions was our bathroom reading material (just above the toilet).  Behind Calvin was an old book of Jonathan Edward’s devotions.  With such good books as that, I could see myself stuck in the bathroom for a while!  Don and Barb, if you read this, thank you again for being such gracious hosts for Dusti and me.  Not only did we come away with a wonderful weekend, God has given us new friends in you.

This weekend, we have our first baby shower.  I really have no idea what I am supposed to do as I presume this shower business is very much a lady thing, but I am sure I will be put to work with the camera and/or camcorder.  Should be fun.

Oh, and a few weekend predictions (especially for Scott Slayton).

Alabama 21, Florida State 10
Florida 42, Auburn 17
Louisville 38,  N.C. State  24
Appalachian State 110, Elon 3