Thursday, June 28, 2012

I love anywhere with water ..

I love anywhere with water. Not just running water (although quite important .. camping? not without plumbing), but a body of water. Preferably the ocean--although a lake, bay or river will do.

I grew up vacationing to Destin, Florida. It was just me, my family, and 96% of Georgia spring-breakers. Remote, it is not. Quaint, it is not. But you have to love a place that offers airbrush t-shirts at Walmart, and a free hermit crab with every purchase.

Plus it is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. We often take it for granted, considering 400 of our favorite Georgians are sharing the same 100 feet of ocean view. But it is definitely the land of baby powder sand and crystal clear water.

I was lucky enough to sneak away from work for a week earlier in the month to head to Destin with my family. We hit a wonderful week that wasn't too crowded -- once we were past Memorial Day.

I could probably write forever about all of my favorite things about Destin, all the wonderful memories, and how I won our family's 'all you can eat crab' contest by eating 4 plates worth at dinner. But, there will be plenty of time for that. Instead, I am going to leave you with two photos:

One, taken by my cell phone, through a plastic bag (no sand in the new smart phone!) that may or may not have had sunscreen smeared on it. Still absolutely beautiful. I made it until Thursday before texting this to my co-workers, with a text that basically said "nah-na nah-na nah nah" (I'm paraphrasing).

And another, stunning one taken by my photographer mama. Can you see we have different skill levels when it comes to photography?

Photo courtesy of my photographer mama


  1. I don't know how you managed to get a picture with no one in it! Beautiful! Doesn't look at all like a cell phone image. They're underrated anyway. :-)

  2. I love your blog! Keep up the good work - you are off to a great start :) :)

    I want to be at the beach right now - gorgeous pics!

    1. Thank you so much! I would love to go back!!