I got to enjoy plenty of days at the beach; in fact, of my 15 days there (not counting the travel days among my "there" days), 10 of them saw me spending at least 3 hours at the beach. Since my in-laws live in a coastal town and a drive out to the beach is about 8 minutes, going there often was completely convenient.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of sand between my toes!!
Aren't the blues of the ocean incredible?
A familiar sight in Florida is an alligator. This guy was lying on the bank of a roadside irrigation canal. Yes, I zoomed in on him a bit, but he was quite close to our car actually. Believe it or not, in my 20-something years, I was heavy into waterskiing (my husband barefooted, but I used a ski), and I thought nothing of jumping into the gator-infested lakes and rivers of central Florida. I look back now and wonder if I was insane, for I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am too chicken to do that anymore.
I'm not that great at photo-taking, but this seagull came out pretty well.
I have to admit that I have never gotten on board the "tans are unhealthy" page. While I used an SPF 30 for a couple days, it wasn't long before I graduated to this 0 SPF dark tanning oil. Talk about the smell of the tropics in a bottle!!!
Here I am sporting my post-Florida sun-kissed skin...as well as the longer, darker, mostly bang-less hairstyle I have recently adopted.
Much as I loved my vacation and would have enjoyed it lasting another two (or more!) weeks, I DID miss the classic movie part of my life while I was gone. Quite honestly, I was going into withdrawals for want of a great classic film, and now that I am home, I am ready to OD on them. Besides watching, though, I also quite missed writing my reviews and visiting all of you. So, now that I am settled back into the routine of life, I plan on catching up with all my dear blog friends and writing a daily film review.
Wishing you all a joyous day...and plenty of happy viewing!!!