Two weeks ago today I was at the beach. Alligator Point, Bald Point State Park, in Franklin County, Florida
I haven’t been to the Gulf Coast (or any ocean beach) since we moved away from Tallahassee in September, 2009.
It was Glorious.
Walking in one direction, it was all blue skies and sunshine.
Turning around to go back, it was suddenly foggy, very spooky looking. The fog was so thick at times that you could see it hitting your glasses!
And then the fog was everywhere.
I spent the day with my lovely granddaughter, Fiona, who I believe enjoyed the beach as much as I did. Possibly more so, as she was willing to wade in and get wet!
We spent most of the day together, shopping at Hobby Lobby, grabbing drinks at Starbucks, and picked up some subs to eat lunch at the beach. While at the beach, we walked 3 miles and picked up many shells that we later divided between us.
It was truly one of the best days of my life.
Four years ago today, October 3, 2009, Bill and I arrived in Sierra Vista, Arizona. So much has changed in the four years, but not my desire to be back where it is green and lush and where my granddaughters live. I’m content in the moment, but not complacent. There have been good times here and we’ve made some good friends, but I’ve missed so much by not being there. Too much. And so the work continues in the quest to move back east. Arizona, you are a great place to visit, but I’ve visited long enough and it is time for me to go home!
Sanibel Island, Florida, 2009
Today seems to be a blue day for me, I suspect because Munchkin’s birthday was yesterday and I wasn’t able to be with her. I did get to Skype with her a bit, so that was nice. At least it helped with yesterday. Today, not so much.
So, I think I’ll post my favorite Munchkin picture and some ocean and green trees pictures.
Munchkin, May 2007, Alligator Point, Florida. Her very first experience with ocean surf and she loved it.
Sanibel Island, Florida. March 2009.
Plantations Oaks around the Southwood lake, Tallahassee, Florida. June 2009.
Now time to put on some lively Celtic music and chase these blues away!