Friday, February 08, 2013

Getaway plans

seashells cover the beaches, tinkling like wind chimes as they tumble over one another in the waves
Our next throw-everything-in-the-car-plus-the-dog-roadtrip-to-escape-the-city is on for next week. We'll be spending a couple days on Sanibel Island and then a couple days around St. Pete. A visit to Ding Darling NWR as well as Fort DeSoto is on the agenda. We're hoping also to fit in a dinner date with a long quiet blog friend while in her neighborhood.

J is plotting our course over his beloved maps. Me, I'm looking forward to...

blue sky dawns * shelling on one of the best beaches in the world * pelicans! * salt spray * white sand underfoot * key lime pie * driving with the windows down * roseate spoonbills * at least one drink with an umbrella * wearing flip-flops for a couple days * watching J make drip castles in the sand * laughing gulls! * my polka-dot bikini * palm trees * sunshine * sandy feet * sunsets * floating * hermit crabs * sandbars * humid salty air * staring at the horizon

6 comments:

Queensgirl said...

Jealous. I've been to Ding Darling and Fort Myers once, seven years ago. Time for a return! Enjoy your drink with an umbrella and those Spoonbills.

LostRoses said...

Did you take that seashell picture? Fabulous! Makes me homesick for Florida where I grew up oh so many years ago. Nice memories - have fun!

Webtoad said...

* not wearing socks for 5 days!

KGMom said...

Enjoy yourselves.
I am not so much a beach person (as I burn burn burn) but I love the sound of the ocean, and am enchanted by the beauty of shells.
Your paean to the beach is most evocative.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Extra key lime pie all around for us stuck-in-the-cold ones!

Mallory said...

Lucky you! I hope that you find the most beautiful shells and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets while you're there.. hope you'll post up lots of pictures, too!

Have fun Laura!