It was a short trip; just 2 full days. But, it was long enough to give some much-needed refreshment! We arrived in Florida at 1am, only to find out the only car for us to rent was a convertible Mustang. Oh, the joy of driving down an empty highway with the top down and the temperature perfect! Above you can see the view from our balcony which we woke up to.
Day one Daniel was at a conference, so I was stuck lounging around in a hotel room, reading, walking down the beach, sipping coffee, and napping. Poor me. (My kids said it seemed like my trip was boring; ha!) Sadly, but interestingly there were several dead fish and creatures due to the red algae. I had Daniel snap a few pictures for the kiddos.
The pier was just a 1.7 mile walk down the beach from the hotel. I was smart enough to load up on sunscreen before making the trek, but still got a bit of color. We were in the sun for quite some time! We even swam with the dead fish until Daniel got nibbled by a live fish — then we jumped in the pool.
Driving around and gawking at the massive mansions was fun. (Look at those colors!) Both nights we had dinner with colleagues, and the second night we made it to the beach to watch the sunset right before getting soaked in a massive thunderstorm. Somebody please tell my husband that thunderstorms are awesome and he won’t melt in the rain!
Yesterday was a long day of travel. Today we are unpacking, doing laundry, and packing right back up for our family camp tomorrow. I think I like starting school this way!