My husband has got to be one of the most thoughtful husbands around. As you all know we live near the beach. What some of you may not know is that my husband doesn't like sand. A day at the beach, with sand everywhere, is not something we do. Unfortunately for me, because I could spend all morning, all afternoon, and all evening on the beach with sunscreen, an umbrella, water, snacks, and a friend...oh and we can't forget the snorkel gear, and possibly a game or two.
That's right, my perfect day is an entire day ON the beach. However since we live near the beach, I don't have to have an entire day to sit and soak up the salty air. All I need, yes need, is a few hours every few days. Which works out well because my husband can handle a few hours. A couple days ago we slept in a bit, puttered around the house for a bit, then took a little walk on the beach before the crowds came rolling in and before Todd went to work. It was such a wonderful time to spend hand in hand, sand in the toes, just watching people and the sea.
Yesterday was even more amazing. Todd called me from work and ask if I be ready when he gets home because he was going to take me to the beach down 30A. He said I could plan out all the details. So my eyes popped open and a huge smile covered my face! Ah we are going to the beach! It's like magical words. So I began to think and plan out our evening. Oh I know a picnic. No I don't want to mess with packing all the food and carrying it. Ok so next idea. Fruit! I love fruit and strawberries are in season. Um hello Florida Strawberries! So I went to the store, bought some strawberries, washed them, picked the greens off, and put them in a bag. Oh I just love planning this. And the simplicity of it all makes it even better! Salt Life at it's best!
The beach time was wonderful. A few gusts of wind, a few waves, only a handful of people and us. The strawberries were delicious and did a great job of calming our hungry bellies. The water was full of jelly fish, and so was the shore line. We sat and rested for a bit, then took a little walk. We stopped a few times to see all the jelly fish in the water. Like hundreds of them everywhere, each one a few feet away from the next. Crazy. Good thing we didn't plan on getting in the water.
Well until Todd spotted what looked like a big seashell in the water about 10 yards out. Oh do we risk it (by we I mean him risking getting stung and me risking well you know what you're suppose to do to jelly fish stings...) After I talked to him about his fears, he thought he would show me up and out he went. Leaping back to shore without a sting, he in fact captured a big seashell. Now for those that don't know, seashell collecting is a picky sport. No broken edges, not too many holes preferably no holes, and it has to be the right color (sometimes). Well Todd picked a dandy. The biggest one we have found so far! So we called it a night, and headed back to our place for dinner and a couple tv shows.
But so much fun! I love the beach!! Thanks Todd for taking me! It was such a wonderful relaxing fun night!
I hope you enjoy our pics, it was fun to goof off a bit.
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