That’s how I spent my week, doing nothing but lounging on the beach.
We just got back from a week-long vacation to celebrate our seven-year wedding anniversary. We went to Destin, Florida, stayed at the Hampton Inn, and didn’t do much but sink our feet into the powdery white sand and soak up the warm sun.
Another cool thing we did, on a tip from my sister, was drive to the little coastal town of Seaside, which is where The Truman Show was filmed. The town is full of these cute and colorful cottages, painted in a wide range of tropical colors, like yellow, peach and purple.
I love these adorable mosaic window boxes hanging on either side of a residence’s front door.
I love how the multi-colored flowers and stars stand out among the yellow tiles on this windowbox.
I love my backyard patio, but this patio looked so inviting, like those decorated patios you might see in Coastal Living or Southern Living magazines.
We always love to check out the flora and fauna in other places. Of course, we loved the palm trees,
the palm shrubs (or whatever these are),
and these hedges, that were everywhere.
We ate on The Back Porch quite often, a cute restaurant right on the beach that allows you to come in your bathing suits. How cool is that! They also have a beach bar, which was quite convenient mid-afternoon. (wink wink)
We also ate at Cafe Grazie, a seafood Italian restaurant with great pizza and seafood pasta dishes. I loved the shrimp and penne pasta.
I hope we don’t wait another seven years to see the ocean and relax on the beach. I hope it happens again soon.
Now I should start thinking about getting back to reality. Ehr, maybe I’ll just sit on my backyard patio for one more minute.