My beach-loving husband and I just got back from a few days soaking up the Florida sun and relaxing to the sound of the ocean waves. It was heaven! (But hot as $#@%^!)
This was our view as we walked in the front door of the gorgeous condo that we rented…
And this is where we spent each morning with coffee in hand.
We have rented the same condo for many years, but this year it was unavailable when we scheduled our vacation. I was worried that we wouldn’t find a place we liked as much, but this condo and location were absolutely fabulous. We couldn’t have been more pleased. (Well, we could have done without the 15 steep stairs we had to climb whenever we left or returned to the condo!)
Of course, we devoured great seafood each night, and I (as always) enjoyed my walks on the beach picking up shells. Every year I say I won’t collect any more, but somehow I just can’t resist. I have to bring home just a few.
Last summer granddaughter “M” and I placed quotes and scriptures inside individual shells and left them on doorsteps and in mailboxes of friends and neighbors. Just a little “random act of kindness” to make someone smile.
My husband is my very best shopping partner (he is sooo patient), and we always stop at this charity-owned thrift store not far from the beach. I bought this beautiful glass platter for $2.00! I think that’s a bargain as the platter is very heavy glass with etched flowers. I also got some craft supplies (including some scrapbook page protectors for 50 cents…they are $10.00 at Hobby Lobby! Wish we had great thrift shops near me, but we don’t.)
It was a wonderful trip and I’m so thankful to have spent some special time with the very special man that I married. We will be celebrating our 48th anniversary next week!
Now we are home and “back to the real world”. I think I may have to sleep with my sound machine tonight, turned to the waves rushing onto the shore! And dream of next year when once again I’ll have…”my toes in the water, my feet in the sand.”