Friday, February 25, 2011

Sleeping with the Windows Open!

We’ve been able to sleep with the windows open for the past couple of nights.  I love being able to do that and am taking advantage while I can. Soon, it’ll be too warm.
The forecast for Friday was for rain so I had tentatively scheduled a day of house cleaning. It just seemed like a good thing to do. It started raining during the night or early morning hours and by the time we got up this morning, the sun was shining, the birds were singing and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. A reprieve!
The temps were in the mid-70’s, so we decided on a hike down the road, across the highway and onto the beach.IMGP1887 It was spectacular!
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Gulf State Pier
We didn’t walk out on the pier. They wanted $2 per person to “sightsee”. We figured we’d seen water off a pier before and this one couldn’t have been that different :)
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It was a beautiful walk with just enough of a breeze to keep us comfortable as we walked and walked and walked :) Eventually we got really hungry and headed back for lunch. We clocked 6.1 miles according to the pedometer  I picked up the other day. It actually seemed like more, probably because much of it was in sand on the beach. That stuff can be difficult to walk in sometimes!
After a couple of ham sandwiches, Rick took the top off the Jeep and we went for a drive. We drove down Beach Blvd until it dead-ended, turned around and went in the other direction. Before we knew it, we were in Florida!
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The state line is just a few miles down the highway. We headed back to the campground deciding to leave our Florida exploring for another day. It was a very nice day but we are both pooped and just a little sunburned :)

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics!! :) It sounds so great to be walking on a sandy beach right now. (We just got another 6 inches of snow yesterday.) Soak up a little sunshine for us.

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  2. Keep coming, not much more to go to meet us in Fla. (probably a good 3 hrs?). We have 6 weeks to go and we'll be on the move north.

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