Sunday afternoon, we decided to dash down to PCBeach, spend the night and come home early Monday. I have been needing to go check out the condo and take pictures of the inside to post on the VRBO ad. Several people have inquired, but no one has booked yet and I know potential renters will want to see what they are getting. This condo, remember, is the one my late Aunt Susan owned and where she lived before she came home to die.
Before I go any further, let me say this... I have always LOVED Panama City Beach. It is one of my favorite places and is the backdrop to some of my most treasured memories. Also, I have always LOVED Edgewater Beach Resort and some of our happiest times were there.
This visit was different. It was a new experience for me. I was miserable and I wanted to go home. I did not feel happy at the condo. I had nightmares and could hardly sleep. When we first got there, all I could think about was Susan and how much I miss her and how sad I am that she doesn't know my children. I was very, very overwhelmingly SAD.
Now - why? Is it my hormones (which are still frazzeled from 3 pregnancies in 2 years)? Is it that I am exhausted & operating on very little sleep? Is it the time of year (I am always depressed in the winter)? What made me so sad? I don't know and I give up trying to figure it out.
We had arrived at dinner time on Sunday, so we walked out to the beach to take a few pictures and then ate at the Oceans restaurant there at the resort. I was unnerved at the restaurant and broke a glass. I felt like I wanted to escape and go home. The next day, the weather was beautiful, but I did not go to the beach. Normally I would sit on the beach all day until someone dragged me away. I did not even get a chair and sit out in the sun on the patio.
I should add that I was there really to "work" anyway. I spent my time cleaning up and staging the rooms for pictures. I made a trip to Walmart and bought some supplies. I took the boys on a quick stroll and they slept most of the day and then we left and came home. It was not intended to be a vacation or pleasure trip, but I can't get over how absolutely creeped out I felt.
To make this story even stanger, when I looked at the pictures I took of the condo, I noticed some ORBS. If you don't know what orbs are, they are thought to be balls of energy that appear in some photographs. Paranormalists believe orbs are spirits caught on film. I have never noticed orbs in any pictures I have taken before - but I do intend to go back and look for some. Anyway, could these be orbs? Could they be my Aunt Susan and her dog Buddy? What do you think about orbs? If it is Susan, I am not scared of her (or Buddy). In fact, I like the idea that she might be hanging around seeing what I am up to.
I have posted pictures here showing the orbs. The orb I believe to be Susan is between the 2 blue beds. This was her bedroom. When she lived there, her king-sized bed was in the middle of the room. The picture showing the entry hall has an orb I think is Buddy.
Now - don't you just want to rent the place???!! http://pcbeachcondo.blogspot.com/