Saturday, May 5, 2012
to the beach
On Wednesday evening we drove down to Panama City Beach, Florida. We had not been to the beach as a family yet this year and it was long overdue! Usually by May, we've been to the beach at least twice. It's been a busy year...
The highlight of Wednesday was feeling the coolness of the white powdery sand inbetween my toes as we took a stroll down the beach around 11 o'clock pm when we arrived at our hotel. It was so worth the evening drive and the late hour of arrival!
We loaded the boat down with our cooler of water and a few snacks; grabbed our swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen and off we went onto the Gulf of Mexico with our map in hand and sunshine on our shoulders making us happy.
Shell Island is simply beautiful. I had always heard it was a great place, but now I know firsthand! I can only imagine that during the summer it must be a busy place filled with boaters taking a break. The west side of the island has calm waters filled with hermit crabs that are fun to watch as they scurry about in the sand. The east side has fun ocean waves and plenty of white sand for everyone...and, of course, a few thousand shells. A perfect day!
So, having spent day 3 & 4 of my birthday season at the beach, one might wonder what the rest of the month holds in store...we shall have to wait and see! Today is a youth conference, RUSH for me and baseball games for my boys and Scott...and tomorrow is church and AWANA awards night. During birthday season anything and everything is worth celebrating. It teaches me how to appreciate even the littlest and most routine thing as a blessing. :) Happy Cinco De Mayo, everyone!