We're just getting back in from a wonderful vacation in Florida. We spent the first part of our trip at Disney World...don't let anyone lie to you about it being the Happiest Place on Earth, it was miserable! Well, miserably hot anyway. We did have a great time, I mean it is Disney World after all, but I knew it was going to be a rough few days when my flipflops started to melt as I walked down Main Street!
After we survived Disney, we headed to Daytona Beach for a couple of days. We had never been there before and since it was so close to Orlando, we decided to check it out. What a hole that place is! I'm sure it was a happening place back in the 60's and it looks like nothing has changed since then! The place we stayed was very, shall be say, vintage. I'm sure Elvis must have had a blast there at one time. At least it was clean and we found lots to laugh about while we were there. Daytona has more than it's fair share of odd people. Really odd people. The beach was nice though, so we stayed outside as much as possible and made the most of our time there...and swore up and down never to return!
This little Knucklehead got to show off his hoop tricks for the crowd at Magic Kingdom, while everyone garthered for the Electrical Parade.
This little Punkette had more fun than she could handle!
After Daytona, we headed back a little closer to home to our beloved Redneck Riviera , the Gulf Coast. We stayed at Gulf Place Cabanas in Santa Rosa Beach, between Seaside and Destin. It was pure Heaven! I would highly recommend it if you're in need of a nice little getaway. The water was clear and warm and the sugar white sand was just perfect. We had a beautiful little condo called "Pottery Barn" and enjoyed several days of true relaxation before heading home.
I literally took hundreds of photos. I'm just now starting to download them all, so I'll post a few here and there as I get a chance. While you wait, you can start helping me think of names for our new beach condo. Coach and I enjoyed our time on the beach so much, that we've just about decided to buy a condo of our own. Seriously. So I'm open to name suggestions!
I love walking around the yard this time of year. I find something new in bloom everyday. The flowers are just so gorgeous right now! Everytime I walk outside and see my beautiful yard it makes me smile, so I took a few snaps of some of my favorite flowers to share. It won't be long before our triple digit heat shrivels them all up, so I intend to enjoy them while they last.
Happily married to a college football coach for 14 wonderful years, mom to 2 amazing little knuckleheads, photographer, crafty chick, loves to cook, wannabe gardener, beach bum, pool floater, Saints fan, happy girl ___
ORIGIN: Natchitoches, Louisiana___
MAY BE SEEN: Getting rowdy at football games, riding on a Mardi Gras float, arguing with my computer, jumping curbs in the minivan, with my nose in a book, dreaming about a vacation, digging in the dirt, chasing kids and acting crazy with a camera strapped around my neck___
SECRET WEAPON: PhotoShop___
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Flipflops, Coca~Cola, computer, camera, library card, kids' giggles, husband's love and support___
ENEMIES: Long lines, slow drivers, hurricanes___
HEROES: Parents who made sure I've been loved every day of my life, my children who make me laugh until my belly hurts and my wonderful husband for always saying yes to my crazy ideas and loving me uncondionally no matter what___
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds