Sunday, January 13, 2008

My Florida Vacation

Hello all,

I know it has been quite a while since I last posted anything. In my defense it has been a long holiday season and then I took a much needed vacation. I went to the Gulf Coast, also called the Emerald Coast, in Florida. I spent some time in some tiny little towns called Navarre, Shalimar, Destin, and Mary Esther. They are all about an hour south of
Pensacola. I have family and friends there.

I just needed to clear my head and finally have some time away from my little boy and husband. I haven't had a vacation since I was pregnant with my son. But as soon as I got to Florida they were having a cold front. It was good and bad. The good part was that it was still warmer than it was when I left Colorado. The bad part was that it was still
chilly to be spending time on the beach.

But it was quite lovely there. I spent some time alone on the beach. It was serene, quiet and peaceful. I got to be one with Nature. Which is always something that I love to do. When I was walking on the beach, I was looking for shells and sea glass. I wanted some little momentos of the trip. Well I looked down and I thought it was the bottom
part of a very small bottle. It was clear and it looked kind of thick. I wanted to pick it up and see if the edges had been worn away or if it was a newly broken bottle. It turned out to be gooey and slimy as I touched it. But I didn't think that jelly fish could look like this. Luckily for me there weren't any tentacles and I wasn't stung. I liked
watching the pelicans dive into the water for fish. And watching the seaguls fly in unison around and around.

One of the days we went to this place that is like a tiny version of Sea World. They had a couple of dolphins, sea lions, penguins, sharks, sea turtles, and some otters. I at least got some cool pics. And we even got to see a blue heron that was just hanging out.

Unfortunately everyone was sick when I got into town. And of course I ended up with it myself. So we didn't do a whole lot while I was there. But it was still much needed rest and relaxation.

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