Sunday, May 28, 2006

Happy Vacation

Today was quite a long beach day. We did a little bit of everything. It’s a nice beach if not a little rough on the feet. Millions of shells are basically what makes up all of the sand. Nice and tan was the goal – not burnt. Well, happily, goal accomplished.

There are some quite lovely photos of boogie boarding. My mouth is wide open in each – which probably explains the mouthful of sea water that I took in earlier today. I also tried to skim board and preceded to pull a few muscles. It’s hard.

Well, we’re being forced to play a family game now. Fun, fun.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I Eat Gator for Dinner

Yes, true dat. I am a loyal UT Volunteer. Our first night here on Amelia Island, we ate in the quaint downtown area of the city at a restaurant called The Crab Trap. We had Gator Bites – which were actually quite yummy. So yes, I come to Florida to eat Gator. Yum.

Ha, so anyway. The drive was actually not entirely horrible. Although I did wake at 4:30 and did not really snooze well the whole trip down, the drive did not seem to take too terribly long.

The Island is cute. Not a lot going on, but peaceful and not overcrowded. Our condo is really nice despite the fact that the old owners could have done with some interior decorating consultation.

The weather is great. Extremely hot, which will be good for when we make it to the beach tomorrow. Hopefully we will not burn. I’m excited about relaxing and laying out. Good books, photo opportunities, and a suntan - J. Sadly, I do miss my boyfriend though - L.

I was talking to him tonight. It’s funny how our families are so different. Vacations and trips for example. His family is very spur of the moment. If they feel like leaving early, they will leave early. Spur of the moment is good for the opposite end of the spectrum – feel like picking up and going somewhere, pick up and go! My family on the other hand is much more structured. Our vacations and most trips are planned out months in advance. So, I having been on both ends, can appreciate both approaches. I think that I have decided that spontaneous is more my style. Good for the soul, spontaneity is.

Well, on that somewhat philosophical note, I am going to curl up in the tacky, but charming condo and read a twisted V.C. Andrews novel.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

In search for a clever blog title . . .

So I sound like the biggest lame-o with "Picture This:" blah blah blah. I need a new title, but nothing seems clever enough.

I'm back in good old Goodlettsville . . . whoo hoo! We're leaving for the beach on Saturday - very early.

Let's take a look at some options for next year's cruise destination . . .

san juan, puerto rico

Mexican Riviera including Ixtapa, Mazatlán, Acapulco, and
Puerto Vallarta

The Panama Canal including Acapulco, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Southern Caribbean including Aruba, Grenada, San Juan, and St.Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

Well, that sounds like fun. I'm going to order catalogs.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Beginning

So I wanted to set up a brand new blog to cover my travels. I will be doing a lot of it this summer, so I figured that I needed somewhere to keep everyone up to date and show off my pictures just how I wanted to and such.

I am leaving for the beach on Saturday and I hope to have something exciting to update with from that trip.

Mucho mas to come!