It’s been a good day

After several weeks of stress and frustration, I finally had a chance to get away and let go of all my troubles. I headed to the beach. It’s like going camping. I brought a chair and blanket; a windbreak umbrella; a cooler full of lunch, drinks and snacks; a good book; sunscreen and a wide-brim floppy […]

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Best summer day

colorful toys on the beach

Summer beach time… warm, soft sand; hot, lulling sunshine; cool, ocean breezes; invigorating, saltwater; good food; good drinks; great friends; fun conversations; naps… the best kind of Sunday.

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Making plans

the beach in February

My Running Buddy and I hit the beach this weekend. Our first trip to the Gulf this year. It was glorious. The sun was shining, and the wind was brisk but not freezing. The beach was virtually empty of distracting tourists (except for the family of penguins who insisted in swimming in the 50F water), […]

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Last peaceful weekend

I did a little checking this weekend, a little Google recon, because it’s good to know things. When you live near a popular tourist destination, especially a summer favorite, it’s important to be prepared. Monday, the beginning of the first, full week of March, also marks the beginning of college Spring Break season. From now […]

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A day at the beach

Friday morning I headed to Navarre Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. It was a clear day, a little windy, and the beach was nearly deserted. I need to enjoy the solitude while I can, Spring Break comes early to Florida and if the past few seasons are any indication, we’ll be inundated with college […]

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Glove weather

It was cold Saturday – windy, eyes-watering, go-to-Target-buy-a-hoodie-cold, not just Florida cold. I never plan well for my photo hikes. I tend to forget things, especially things I need – like hiking shoes, extra batteries for my camera (you know, to use if/when the battery in your camera dies when you’re an hour from home), […]

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