Monday, May 24, 2010

We went to the beach but.....

we didn't stay on the beach!


My hubby loves to do 'research' before we take a trip


and this time he found a Bed and Breakfast


in a small town near New Smyrna Beach.


It was only a short drive to the beach and we loved it!


Ring we have reservations? heehee!


Welcome to The 1876 Heritage Inn !


I loved the antiques and original hardwood floors and hubby loved the nice big breakfast!


We spent one afternoon at Canaveral National Seashore 


and that was a gorgeous beach with LOTS of seashells!


I would rather look out at the ocean and breathe it all in than just about anything else in the world....


a close second would be to pick up shells!


You never know what treasures you will find! ( I did NOT disturb this crab!)


And yes....


I picked up over 200 shells...


I couldn't stop myself! lol


I didn't color enhance or sharpen these photos so that hopefully you can see the misty look of the ocean and the colors of gray, green and blue....AMAZING!


Hope you have a wonderful week! It's hard to believe it's Monday....vacation days sure do FLY by! What do you have planned for today? Is it sunny and warm at your house today? ENJOY! island


Freckled Hen said...

Lucky you! The beach looks so serene and pretty. I can almost hear the waves rolling in. Glad you got away for a bit.

ginger@bearbits said...

Those shells are beautiful. What a treasure! Nice photos too. I love the beach as well. I could sit on the sand and watch the waves all day long. What a nice trip!


Marydon Ford said...

I've so enjoyed my vacation with you, alas no shells for me tho. What a lovely 'vacation' & sea shell finds for you.

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Maya said...

Love how you lay out your shells!! This was the first really warm weekend here in the North Wast -summer has arrived!!

Maya said...

North East!!

Jemm said...

How beautiful! It just looks wonderful there. Lucky you!

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

"I would rather look out at the ocean and breathe it all in than just about anything else in the world...." I so agree!
Thanks for sharing your adventures and have a great week!

JG said...

Oh it is very warm and sunny here in Western MA today! On the way back from Costco I was dreaming of the beach! Your nice photos hit the spot! Already feel cool! :)

And the Avocados are in the fridge. Thanks for the hints.

Jans Gourds said...

Oh, Diane, you are truely tying to kill me. Heheh. All the beautiful sunny beaches and the shells!!! Wow! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I love shells too. We don't get many along our beaches as it is too rough and rocky and they get busted up.
enjoyed your pictures.

Boo-Bah said...

Beautiful pictures. Now thats a lot of sea shells.
It is warm at our house today. I baby sat grand kids again and went to Target. It doesn't sound too exciting does it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a pretty spot! I love to collect seashells. Your found some beautities!

Vee said...

So pretty! You're a good girl not to play with the pictures when they're already that beautiful. Your hubby is a saint to choose a B&B!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a lovely vacation you had at the beach... and such a wonderful beach.
I too love the seaside and all your wonderful shells you got.
I find going to our beach after a storm is the best time to gather shells.

Have a great week

Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful! Your post reminds me of time spent in Florida visiting my grandparents when I was growing up. My grandmother loved taking us to the beach (Gulf Coast) and have us pick up shells. I remember having a coffee can full! :0) said...

Goodness what a lovely place to stay at! The shells you collected are fabulous and so varied too, I love shells, you can get transported right to the sea just by looking at them! In one of the photos of the sea, the cloud looks like a teddy bear... well it does to me anyway! It is beautifully hot here in Lancashire England! Have a happy week. suzie xxx

Dianne said...

That's such a beautiful beach... I love it over there... The Canaveral Seashore is one of the most pristine beaches in the state...


How wonderful!!! I would love to be there. Just perfect for a vacation.
Deb :)

P.S. I'm a little jealous :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, my hubby and I had breakfast at this place a couple of months was delightful. Your pictures are just wonderful.

Yes, they are cherries. The price about made me gag. Ha. But they are delicious.

Thank you for your sweet are always so nice!

Barb ♥

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What gorgeous images and a lovely blog. Hope you get a chance to visit mone. Am a follower :-)

Laura said...

Your photos are beautiful and I adore the shells you found!

Wishing you a wonderful week!


Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane, What glorious pics of the ocean and beach. Love the shells and your assortment is wonderful. The B&B looks so nice. Love your beautiful pic of you!
Have fun and continued nice weather. It is hot here and we are getting our working vacation projects done before it rains on Wednesday. Hopefully the forecast will change.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Madame Samm said...

Now that is a collection...I can't say I have ever seen so many wee ones...I bet it is an impossible to walk barefoot? Wouldn't many cut their feet....what a delightful weekend you had..the pics are perfect...You love the water, I the woods....
blessings ms

Anonymous said...

oh, i love collecting shells...that is quite the spread there...and it looks so beautiful..the blue water....!!!

time away is fun!

it's sunny here today too..and i'm blogging and then I'll be either drawing or sewing! or just reading!
who knows? lol
but whatever it is i will be creative, that's for sure!

ciao bella!
creative carmelina

Green thumb said...

Oh my! what an amazing collection of beautiful shells! Enjoy your holiday! xxx

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Nice to meet you! Thank you for coming to visit my blog. Looks like you had a great time at the bed and breakfast. We like to go to Cape May in NJ, to visit their victorian bed and breakfasts.


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I do envy your opportunities to gather such gorgeous seashells. And that beach and water is magnificent!

kim said...

What a wonderful vacation. I wish we were going to the beach. That looks like a great place to stay. We have stayed at a couple of bed and breakfasts. I love them.

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow Diane...what a glorious place to be. I loved seeing the shells...remember to place them on your Queens in Training crown back home!

My plan for today is all about the store. Thank you for your feedback. I'm so happy that I asked everyone. It is all very valuable to me.

You are loved and thought of,

Bearly Sane said...

If you look really closely Diane, just over the horizon you can see me waving at you from Oz!! LOL!

Great photos and that B&B looks anabsolutely delightful place to stay.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on Caddie!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

JKW said...

New Smyrna Beach is my favorite place. It was the first place I stayed to visit my late brother-in-law and family. We didn't move there b/c the space coast was shut down when the shuttle exploded in the early 1980s. So we moved to WPB which is where I still am. I love living in paradise, even after all these years. NSB is the loveliest place of all. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Janet

Kaila said...

Next time, may I come with you? Did you take Wendy?

I love the ocean more than anything.

And I love that now you will no longer have to use fake shells to make your collection look bigger. Those shells are beautiful.