Monday, December 26, 2011

Over the River and through the woods...to the Seashore!

We spent the day at the Canaveral National Seashore

and started a new tradition!

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This is my very favorite beach to pick up shells!

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You have to wear shoes to walk on the beach....

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it’s solid shells!

We didn’t have big plans for Christmas so we got up early and packed a picnic lunch and headed to the beach!

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The temps were in the 80s but it felt cooler walking on the beach or IN the water!

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And it was the perfect day! And the biggest surprise?

We saw several coconuts washed up on shore!

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We saw a colorful sunset, then settled back to listen to holiday music and enjoy the Christmas lights on the way home.

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A perfect day....a new tradition!

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Thanks for all of the sweet Christmas greetings!

Did you have a wonderful day, too?

33 comments:

Kim K. said...

Imagine all the crafting options with a beach full of seashells! Looks like a lovely way to spend Christmas with your husband. Our house is a mess of toys and boxes. I'm going savor my extra large cup coffee before the organizing frenzy begins.

Christmas hugs!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love your new header!! Looks like a great new Christmas tradition. I'd love to be strolling on a beach right now. My house is a huge after Christmas mess, but I'm not motivated enough to do anything about it yet. I am off to the gym tho!

laurie said...

your day looks wonderful, the beach, the colors make me just swoon, you are living in paridise!

Pat Winter said...

It was actually a great beach day for gathering here but I had company coming and couldn't slip away.It was sunny and upper 40's but for Christmas in Indiana, that was warm!
Thanks for sharing your day at the beach!
Hugs,Pat

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a lovely day! Our's was pretty good too!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Now, this to me is a perfect Christmas Holiday!!! Awesome beach!

Donna said...

Yes, we did! Despite it being spent in a nursing/rehab facility, LOL!

Vee said...

That looks like a pleasant new tradition. Very pretty day! (Yes, a lovely day, thank you. A more traditional sort of day than yours.)

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Your beach pictures are beautiful. Sounds like a great new tradition. Enjoy this warm weather, cause I don't think we are getting any cold weather this year!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your day sounds awesome and I am jealous of that warm weather!! The pictures are so pretty and I would love looking for shells on that beach also.

Della said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas! I hope you picked up the coconuts to add to your collection ;)
I hope you ate at Dixie Crossroads while you were down there, too!
I love your new beach tradition...I may have to adapt it for my own! I did have a wonderful Christmas at home :D
Hugs!

Flora said...

wonderful day! Love to have your weather at Christmas!!

Marydon said...

Beautiful share ... so peaceful & beautiful.

The hardest thing I ever had to do was live in the tropics for 3 years ... it was not a fun Christmas with no snow or cold ... just what we are used to.

Happy New Year
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Becca said...

Wow, that's beautiful and looks like so much fun! Glad you had a nice day. We did too. Our weather has been mild and warm in the sun so we can enjoy the doors open during the day. I'm trying to just enjoy the moment and not let myself stress too much over boxing up stuff for our move.

Kaybe said...

That's what I'm talking about Shell Sistah!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a nice new tradition! Looks like a really nice day at the beach. Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I like your new tradition! We live about 1 1/2 hours from Myrtle Beach. I'm yearning for the beach.

KAT said...

looks so wonderful at the warm shoreline there. we had a great Christmas sons are here and having fun with each other. Just relaxing here too

- KAT -

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a beautiful beach. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day. We had a
beautiful holiday.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wow, Diane, this is the perfect Christmas. Just love the beach...so glad you had a great holiday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, What a peaceful and beautiful way to celebrate Christmas. There is no place else where God's creation is more beautiful and more soothing. Wonderful new tradition. Wishing you the best in 2012. laurie

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Wow! What gorgeous photos of the beach and seashells! We're suppose to get 3 inches of snow tomorrow! I'll trade places with you! lol Thank you for stopping by tonight to wish me happy holidays! Merry Christmas and my very best wishes for the new year for you, too!
Hugs, Cindy

missing moments said...

A perfect new tradition! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Beautiful beach pics, Diane.

Happy New Year,
Lois

Shelia said...

Oh, this sounds like a great thing to do for Christmas! Glad you had a wonderful day! We only live about two blocks from the beach but I don't go down there very often although I see it every day when I get out in the car! :)
Hope you got lots of those sea shells! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing the beach with us, Diane! We had a great Christmas here. My husband's Uncle got out of the hospital and was able to join us at my in-laws, so we felt really blessed.
When you get a minute you have to stop by my blog and see the really cool vintage Florida souvenir pieces that my Mother in-law got for my collection. (I think you're the only person I know who will really appreciate them! hehehe). Have a great week :)

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I can't even IMAGINE walking in the ocean on Christmas day, although I DID swim in the gulf on New Year's Day once. Always thought that was so cool! LOL! Love your new tradition! ~~Annie

Sheila said...

By the sea - what a lovely way to spend Christmas day. our weather was the warmest it's been in 50 years or more around here but there was still snow on the fields. All the best for the rest of the holiday season - Florida style!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Wow, beautiful beach!! I could send some of my snow your way... Just let me know! lol...

Katie said...

I love looking for sea shells and sea glass...

Gmama Jane said...

What a wonderful "new" tradition!! The beach is good anytime of the year and those coconuts were a net thing to see. Makes you wonder where they came from?? It gives the imagination all kinds of possibilities.
Warm new Year's Blessings
Gmama Jane

MAGU said...

Ma che splendide immagini! Complimenti e tanti cari auguri di buone feste...Felice anno nuovo! Magu

Diane Writes said...

Hello namemate! How could I miss this post! I love each picture. It's been a while since I last went to a beach. Thank you for sharing this refreshing post.

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