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2014/014: Christmas In Florida

During our summer vacation in Florida, we decided that we would come back when the kids were off for winter break. One was excited, the other one….not so much (but she had to come with us anyway 😉 )
We decided on Pensacola Beach, even though it wouldn’t be warm enough to swim. It was COLD and WINDY, with temperatures in the low 30’s in the morning, and probably around 50 in the afternoon, but it was still beautiful, and the cold certainly didn’t stop us from venturing out for walks on the beach. Sara often came with me very early in the morning, to take pictures of the sunrise, and look for seashells. Melissa on the other hand didn’t go out unless we didn’t leave her any other choice (that’s teenagers for ya 😉 )

These photos were all from our first day (Dec.23)

Holiday Inn Express, Pensacola Beach. As you can see, the hotel is right on the beach, and best of all, ALL their rooms have a Gulf front view!
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The view from our room
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Of course we didn’t waste any time to get down to the beach!
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Just a hint of sunset colors
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6 responses

  1. I love the beach in any weather! What a great view you had and those beaches so barren, so different than summer.

    14. January, 2014 at 06:22

    • Yes! Me, too! 🙂
      We stopped there for just a few minutes last June, on our way back home, and even then there weren’t a lot of people on the beach.

      15. January, 2014 at 06:34

  2. It’s the beach. It’s beautiful no matter what the weather is like. Wonderful view. 🙂

    14. January, 2014 at 07:30

    • I agree, Robin, it’s definitely the beach ♥

      15. January, 2014 at 06:34

  3. it is so nice to have a beach all to yourself, love early morns!

    14. January, 2014 at 20:07

    • Definitely!! The nice thing about the colder part of Florida in the winter is that it doesn’t matter what time you get to the beach, you always have it (almost) to yourself 🙂

      15. January, 2014 at 06:36

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