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I guess it’s ’bout time!

It’s been more than two weeks since my last “non-holiday’ post, and I figured it’s about time I get this whole blogging thing back on track! We’ve returned from our lovely time at the beach, and are sifting through all our post-vacation debris and getting ready to hit the road tomorrow for our January SOWER project in Lake Wales, FL.  New adventures await!

But first – The Beach!!
Ahhhh……
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I’ll be honest with you, Gary & I are not really ‘beach people’. We gravitate more towards mountains and cabins than sandy beaches and condos. But we truly did have a delightful time in our little ‘condo by the sea’.
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No alarms, a fair bit of eating out, and even a bit of time on the beach.
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We weren’t sure what bird made these footprints
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but I am glad I never ran into whatever it was on a dark night! (Probably a Great Blue Heron, though we never actually saw one!)
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While we had some beautiful sunshiny days, the temperature never got up high enough to tempt us to pull out those swim suits. In fact, on Christmas day – high of 46.
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Brrrrrr…. (If you can zoom in on that picture you might see some crazy folks in the water (with wet suits on)!.
We were on the fourth floor of a 16 floor condo, and were pretty much lined up with the boardwalk out to the beach.
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So even when we didn’t feel like heading to the beach, we could still watch the ocean (and all the folks coming and going!). I never tired of the view, and was delighted with both the sunrise
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and the sunset
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most days.

It was a very different Christmas for us, and we did indeed miss seeing our kids and grands. Zooming is fun, but it’s not really quite the same thing, is it? But for this year, and this season, our little beachy Christmas was just the right thing.   Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of the sea!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Steph

PS – If you’d like to see more pictures of our time at Orange Beach (’cause you I took MORE!), you can check them out HERE!

Nice Work!

Wow – Almost everyone got the Where in the World Wednesday location this week – the Florida Keys. Or maybe we all just needed a little beach picture to distract us from our daily crisis’s! 
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While I was hunting down that bridge picture (we were there in January of 2011, so it was fairly well buried!), I did come across this other picture from that same trip.
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I feel like this would be great as a COVID meme – but I’m a little too brain dead to come up with something clever. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Steph

Last Chance for the Beach

We head to central Florida tomorrow so it was today or never if I was going to get to the beach one last time this winter. After running errands and tidying up the house, we finally left for the beach about mid-afternoon – Yippee!
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We drove north on A1A until we came to Treasure Shores Beach, one of the lovely Treasure Coast public access beaches.
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Oh, my, it was beautiful!
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But it was a bit windy!
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We had a lovely walk along the beach
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and I was having a grand time having the waves lick at my toes
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even if as I was taking that picture the next wave came up to my knees. That’s just the risk you take when you walk along the water’s edge!
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Such a beautiful day!
After a bit, we hosed off our sandy feet and continued north along A1A until our stomachs told us it was time to turn around and get some dinner!
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It was a bit of a splurge, but my-oh-my there are few things as yummy in my book as fresh seafood (especially when you add in some crab meat and creamy spinach!). Yes, I ate the whole thing!

As we were finishing up dinner the clouds rolled in and a light rain began to fall. Perfect timing! We made it back to the camp in time to join our SOWER friends for one last night of games and then had a prayer circle to send us (and most of the others) on our way!

Chores Done
Beaches Walked
Tummy Full
Heart Overflowing
A Very Blessed Day