The weather’s been fantastic these past several weeks, and my beach season 2011 opened officially the day I put on my black bathing suit a couple of weeks ago, and spent a glorious afternoon on the white sands of my beach.
Yes, it still fits.
No, I won’t be posting any pictures of me in it. Well, all right. Here’s me, waving goodbye to the weekend last Sunday.
It was a perfect day; a bit on the cool side, but we know that summer’s heat and humidity is on its way. That’s when we give thanks for Florida’s springs; many are located within ‘day tripping’ distance and we’re already talking about our first trip there. I say we go in May. Last year, we went to my favorite, Blue Springs Park, to kick off my birthday weekend and had a heck of a great time. I recall that I captured my experience here, and that it was a sort of ‘life list’ moment for me. When I first discovered the tiny Naked Spring on grounds at Blue Springs, I was enchanted.
There is so much to do and discover in this region. The kids in the carpool were discussing our summer day-trippin’ plans just this afternoon. We have a sort of travel posse: a gaggle of kids and various hangers-on, together with three or four other cars full of moms, their kids, friends, coolers, fins, masks, towels, sandwiches, sunscreen, snacks, a watermelon, cash, and whatever else we need to make our longish journey there and back in a day. We leave early and come home late. There are about four of us adults, and we’ve all touched base recently and signed on for another summer of exploring and fun! I can’t wait.
Stay tuned for reports of our adventures.
And I may have some special destination reports here soon. Plans are afoot to take Atlantic Beachlife on the road…