Beautiful Sand and Sea (and a parasailor)
Beautiful Beachy Sky
3. I just love the beach! But only in moderation. In years past, I have went and stayed so long that I was lobster-red the rest of the week. Vacations are not fun when you are sunburnt. I love looking for shells and walking in the surf.
4. Time with family and friends: Vacation is the one time that I actually have time to visit people. Of course, number one priority this vacation was to spend time with my mom, sister, and brother, and their families. But I also got to visit with dear friends, my high school chums, and one of our favorite pastor and wife couples who pastored our home church years ago.
5. Shopping: My girls and I think that the perfect vacation consists of going to the beach, eating out, and shopping which basically is just what we did. (Jim just likes the eating out!) We went clothes shopping (of course) and then hit some thrift stores because what is a shopping trip without some bargains?
Guess what I bought? ... Yes, more dishes!
Now, the downside of our little trip is that the air conditioning in the van went out on the way to Florida, and our van spent most of the week in the shop. Praise the Lord that we were able to borrow my mom's car! In keeping with the exercise of looking for the good in every situation, now our van should be ready to go for many more miles ...
One less thing to worry about ...