Saturday, May 17, 2014

Take a Trip with Me!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

                     by Dr. Seuss

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

We ‘steered’ our path to Canaveral National Seashore…our favorite beach in Florida!

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Our first glimpse of the beach.

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Very few people there this week!

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And the Full Moon off the balcony of our condo.

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The view from inside at breakfast.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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All photos straight out of the camera!

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It really WAS that beautiful!

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Me stepping onto the beach, smiling I’m sure!

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Hubby took me on a special vacay and he ordered up perfect weather and a seashore with lots of seashells and even some precious pieces of seaglass. (and took most of these photos! thanks honey!)

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday, and

Amaze me Monday .

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It’s even fun to get back and do all of the ‘normal’ chores. After all, I have seashells to wash and sort and blog buddies to visit! I’ll catch up with your news while I shake the sand out of everything!

SunSunSunHappy Weekend SunSunSun

 

51 comments:

Shug said...

Beautiful.....isn't it nice to get away for a few days, sometimes? We are heading to Florida at the end of June...I can't wait to get on the beach!! Enjoy this gorgeous weekend..

Diane said...

How gorgeous! Lucky you!!

ann said...

So here I sit looking out into the early morning sun shinning on the patio. There is a sprinkling of rain. I needed a sea side retreat, even if it was a cyber trip. The sea shore is so beautiful. I'd like to be sorting sea glass and shells, too.

Jane and Chris said...

You lucky thing!
Jane x

PatC - All is Bright said...

So lovely! Beautiful pictures. Enjoy!

Hugs
Pat

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I sure could use a beach vacation myself. Looks lovely. Big Hugs Sis!

Linda

Kathy said...

Looks like a perfect vaca!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That's a beach I've never been to. Can't wait to see pics of the shells you found there and the sea glass.

Inger said...

Spectacular beach views! Now you've done it! Made me want to take a trip to the beach.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

How neat! Great views.

Susie said...

You sound like Winnie the pooh...Oh bother, I have to wash seashells.LOL Love it. I hope you had a wonderful time with your husband walking the beach together. Love the postcard you made. xoxo,Susie

Vee said...

Those are fabulous photos! What a beautiful place...so glad that you had such a beautiful getaway.

Jessica Cangiano said...

This looks such a sublimely lovely slice of ocean front paradise. How wonderful that you were able to spend some time there. I'm sure it's even more stunning in person!

Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
♥ Jessica

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful place for a holiday! I love the beach, so relaxing. Glad you had such a nice time.

Lorrie said...

Those long stretches of sandy beaches are so beautiful. Makes me want to walk and walk and walk. The sea glass and shells will be great reminders of this visit.

Cookie said...

What beautiful photos! I love the night sky especially, but they're all gorgeous. Happy weekend!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

It looks like you had a wonderful vacation, Diane. That's the kind of beach I remember visiting as a kid -- wide and long and sandy and warm. Beautiful.

Thanks for popping by.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I haven't been to Florida in many years and those photos make me think I'd better get down there. It looks like you had a great vacation and nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of the ocean!

Linda R said...

Such gorgeous photos my friend. Those beaches looks so pretty..

Hugs~

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Glad you enjoyed it!Show us the sea glass too!AriadnefromGreece!

podso said...

Sounds like a dream of a weekend! The photos bring the ocean to life. The moon has been amazing to look at even here!

Diane Writes said...

Hi there name mate! Can I be a visitor in your condo? I so love the view and the nearby beach. I wanted to spend some relaxing time there. You are so blessed to have them.

I believe your constant exposure to these beautiful places has a positive effect on you. You always look happy and beautiful as reflected in your post. Please continue spreading the good vibes to everyone.

have a great week ahead and thank you for forever linking up!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures Diane. Oh how I love an uncrowded beach, you really lucked out.

Denise said...

So happy to hear We even have more in common----Living on the fairway, and Our love of seaside vacations,seaglass and rocks.The longer I know You the more I find We have in common.It's amazing!One of the benefits of blogging :) hugs Denise

Elle Gallatin said...

Beautiful photographs. Spending time by a body of water is so soothing.

cucki said...

Wow
So beautiful
Big hugs x

Ingmarie We said...

Looks like your husband choose a wonderful place to visit. Very lovely photos and mosaic.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos by your hubby. It looks gorgeous there and I so love the ocean and beach. Imagine having it all to yourself like that!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Diane, you're making me homesick for the sunshine state, especially New Smyrna beach where we had family living while growing up.

Carla from The River said...

Florida is beautiful. Fun. And that is so sweet your hubby planned it all.
I love sea glass. I have some from Lake Superior. I love to collect it.

Red Rose Alley said...

Look at those blue skies, sandy beaches and beautiful waters. These photos that your husband took are very nice. And I love the Dr. Seuss quote. He is one of my favorites. I'm glad you had a nice visit on one of your favorite beaches in Florida. Fun times for sure.

love,
~Sheri

pattisjarrett said...

You know you're not supposed to remove sand from the beach! LOL At least, not here. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing this little slice of heaven.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Have I told you lately how jealous I am of you?! Seriously, Diane, you have a wonderful life :)

I think I heard of Smryna Beach on house hunters, and for sure one of these days I will get to canaveral beach and when I do, I'll tell everyone I meet Diane sent me!

Velva said...

I have family who live in that area! So glad you enjoyed your time.

Velva

Pondside said...

What a treat that must have been. There is just nothing like a sunny day on a sandy beach!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! Looks like you had a great time.
hugs,
Cindy

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I LOVE the beach. At around this time I begin to look forward to our yearly week at the beach. I hope one day soon we will be able to go to the beach more often. Thank you for bringing the beach to me.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What amazing views. I'm so jealous (in a happy way). I can see why this is one of your favorite beaches. Hugs!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

ALL beautiful and looks like so much fun...love that Moon Shot!! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Diane, what a wonderful vacation and what a gorgeous place and photos! Have been there and would love to go back! You sure have a sweetheart of a hubby and he's got a real sweetie of a wife!
Hugs sweet friend~
Nancy

Jen Vandervoort said...

Wow, those wide open vistas and that water...all that white sand, what a delight.

Jen

Sorry about the missing link, here it is.

http://julieslittlehouse.blogspot.ca/

Stephanie said...

Oh how I would love to be walking along the water right now :)

Thank you for sharing your photos with us - it's almost as good as being there.

Happy week, sweet friend!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots.

Patty Antle said...

Please show us your sea glass. It's hard to find, isn't it? Your sweet hubby did a good job with the trip. Beautiful photos!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful place. It's one thing to drive to the beach for a day and another to stay at the beach for a week. What a thoughtful husband you have ~

Maggie Ann said...

How utterly beautiful! A tear has come to my eyes. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.

Karen Larkin said...

We go there every other summer, have for 30 years, we stay at the Sandpiper Condos, it's our home away from home. We love it there!!!! It's a wonderful place to be!!!!!

JG said...

Tonight I started to think about the beach & summer and here I am looking at these beautiful photos, Diane! Dr. Seuss is a fave here. He grew up in Springfield, MA (borders my town on the north). His illustrations contain images of Springfield when he was a child. The red Indian motorcycles were manufactured in Spfld. His stories are cool!
~Judy

Linda Walker said...

What a breathtaking view! I do love a beautiful ocean view! Looks like a delightful trip. xo
Linda
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Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful indeed my friend. The ocean is one of God's creations that just amazes me. I have not seen near enough of it in my life though. Maybe someday :) Blessings