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A Mini Holiday

Posted by supermom on November 6, 2011

Friends of ours in Panama City, FL invited us to come down for a visit and since we have a big move coming up at the end of the month, we decided to take a few days before the packing begins to go down and spend a bit of time with them.

We took the scenic route down and got to see a bit of Georgia and North Florida that we hadn’t seen before.   The cotton fields were covered in white and the harvesting was in full swing.

We arrived in PC late in the afternoon and spent a lovely evening visiting and catching up.

Then on Friday, Dave and I headed down the coast to Franklin County; the area we lived in before we moved to North Georgia.

We ate lunch sitting out on the deck of the Blue Parrot where we could look out over the water.

For the live webcam from the Blue Parrot click here.

After lunch it was time to get my toes in the sand and let the waves wash over my feet.

A pod of dolphins were playing not far off shore. They are the tiny black dots on the photo.

I could have spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face and listening to the waves, but we’d promised our friends that we’d be back in time to go for drinks with friends of theirs.

Dave took this picture of St. George Lighthouse from the beach.

One last look back at the water with the sea grass in the foreground.

When we first moved to North Florida from Maui, I thought these were the ugliest palm trees I’d ever seen.

And they still are compared to the beautiful palms in Hawaii… but after not seeing a palm tree for five years… they were a welcome sight.

The monarchs are migrating and they were everywhere that day adding to the enchantment of being by the water once again.

Dave was able to photograph this one feeding.

We ended up having to head back a day early because our host was coming down with a cold and I wasn’t feeling up to par.  But it was lovely to see old friends and have some healing time at the beach.

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3 Responses to “A Mini Holiday”

  1. Sandra :) said

    I’m glad you had a wonderful little mini-vacation – sorry you had to go home early though. I hope you were able to recharge and relax 🙂

    The monarch is breath-taking!

  2. Maria said

    Beautiful photos.
    I am so lucky as I get to go swimming in the ocean every morning.
    No Dolphins though!!

    Hope you enjoyed your break

  3. Beautiful pictures. I find it so relaxing to sit by the water and listen to the waves come in. Our weather down here has been gorgeous lately, glad you could enjoy your mini vacation!

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