Mexico Beach, FL 2006

I’m really shocked by the devastation of Mexico Beach by Hurricane Michael.  The little beach town has a special place in my heart.  In 2006, Ann Marie and I were married in a sunset ceremony on Mexico Beach, with two long time friends and their dogs as witnesses.

To see the photos of the destruction left behind by the hurricane leaves me with a helpless feeling.  Our friends are just a few miles east of Mexico Beach, in Port St. Joe.  We haven’t been able to talk to them yet and I hope they were able to evacuate before the storm hit.

We spent a week in Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach before the wedding.  We spent a day on cruising around the bay, enjoyed a beautiful evening shrimp boil on the beach, had a memorable drunken pre-nuptial celebration at a cute little oyster bar and, of course, tied the knot on the beach.  We even came back with a couple tacky t-shirts from Toucans, the popular beachfront restaurant/ souvenir shop.  Like most of the town, Toucans suffered major damage from the storm.

I have photos to remember the biggest day of our lives.  I didn’t take all of them; some were taken by the photographer who captured the memories of our wedding.

I remind myself every day, no matter how bad things may seem, so many people around the world have much larger problems than I have.  I hope and pray that the citizens of Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe and the rest of the towns along the Panhandle that were affected by the hurricane can rebuild their lives.  Please keep them in your thoughts.

 

Author: Don Baker

My wife says I make stuff up. While that's probably true I'm going to stick to stuff that's mostly true.

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