Mrs. Bobbie Pullam Robinson - 85th Birthday Party

This birthday party was held the evening of the Paula Deen book signing event that I photographed. In Corpus Christi.

Mrs. Robinson is the mother-in-law of my dear friend and decorator, Cynthia Lewis. Mrs Robinson was turning 85 years old and Cynthia and her husband Michael wanted to give her a party to celebrate this awesome milestone. Cynthia had asked me to photograph this party months before so it was already on my calendar when asked to photograph Paula Deen.

I left the Paula Deen event at 3:30 and hightailed it to Corpus. I had to be at the party at 6:00. I was staying at a hotel on Shoreline Drive and wanted to get there first to unload and freshen up. My trip there was smooth and uneventful. Until I got to Shoreline Dr - it was completely closed down. Now I have to tell you something about me - I am directionally challenged. I can get lost and turned around in a split second. A GPS is my best friend when I'm traveling alone. But my GPS kept leading me to Shoreline - and it was closed! So I went down the parallel street which I think its Water St. And so is everyone else in Corpus so this street was very, very busy. Made me so stressed out. From Water street I saw the sign of my hotel. Yay! I found it! So at the next light, I took a left at a street that took me to the side of my hotel. Halfway down I saw a "WRONG WAY" sign. I was on a one way going the wrong way! I quickly looked in my rear view window because I had turned right in front of a cop. I figued he would be right behind me but he wasn't. I guess he had better things to do than follow that stressed out looking woman going down the wrong way. So I pulled in, unloaded and sat down for a minute to calm myself down before I headed to the party. Well guess what. The party is at Joe's Crab Shack on Shoreline Dr. And now it's dark. So another thing you may not know about me is that I have night blindness when I drive. Ugh. Let me shorten this long story by telling you I went down two more (yes 2!) one ways the WRONG way before I got to the rest