Almost any beach will do…this was Texas City Dike
Getting my feet wet was a must, although the water was still pretty chilly!
Of course the kids looked for seashells to take home as souvenirs. These little guys however were NOT allowed to come home with us!
View of Point Bolivar Lighthouse from the end of Texas City Dike
Pensacola Beach, Florida. December 2013
One last look before we had to pack up and head back home to Texas…
Wish I’d never have to leave…
I could spend all day there…
Of course we had to stop when we saw the beach access sign 😉
A beautiful sunrise at the beach is the next best thing to a white Christmas (to me anyway 😉 )
Ripples in the sand
Looking for seashells
I always wake up really, really early, and if you’re at a hotel right on the beach, what better to do than bundle up and head out into the cold to photograph the sunrise? It was just me, myself and I that morning.
And the view from our room….a bit after the sunrise, and after breakfast and a hot cup of coffee or two to warm up
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!
The view from our room
Of course we didn’t waste any time to get down to the beach!
Just a hint of sunset colors
What do I do to get away from the kids who are out of school for the summer, and the husband who’s working from home?
Go to the Dallas Arboretum for some quality me-time of course! The heat & humidity and being eaten alive my mosquitoes was well worth it. And, thanks to the many, many pictures I took, this blog was saved from a sudden death 😉