VACATION!!!!!!! Ah yes, vacation, something that does not happen often… or at all, really. This past week my family had a ladies week to the beach. We stayed in an average beachfront hotel that was just the right amount of comfortable and was quite close to all the fun stuff! I went with my cousins, aunts, gramma, and mom. It was so nice to be able to spend time with family that you don’t always get to see and talk to.
I really wish I had taken more photos while I was here, but I got caught up in the fun and relaxation.. i’m not complaining! We went and relaxed at the beach with my gallons of sunscreen on; I burn terribly and I am trying to avoid sun-caused wrinkles, also my mom is Dermatology Nurse so I hear all about the surgeries she does all day- yikes! No thanks!! Anyways, we headed to the beach front to relax and I sat covered and just about finished the book I am reading. It is the third and last book in the prequel Infernal Devices series for The Mortal Instruments- SO GOOD. We then walked along the beach to look for fun sea shells, sea glass, and the most coveted : Sand Dollar, but a whole one of course!
I myself really enjoy searching the barnacle and seaweed covered rocks during low tide to search for little creatures skittering by under the sand. My method is to find a rock that has a lip that juts out a little under the water pool, crabs LOVE to hide in little crevices and I scoop my hand gently into the sand and they usually come skittering right out. I only found two this year but I think the tide was a little too low and sadly all the kids had poor guys in buckets- I like to think they let them go afterward.
Snacks and delicious food was had.. and lots of alcoholic drinks too. My aunt brought basically her whole bar to the hotel ( blender included) , she is the funniest ever, is heavy handed on the vodka and triple sec and makes a damn good frozen drink! My aunts are both crazy and so fun- I can only hope to be that cool when I am their age. We went to one of the restaurants twice and each time they shared what they call a “Shark Bowl”, equipped with a cherry, orange piece, and a gummy shark floating around and served in a fish bowl.
We enjoyed night walks on the beach with our toes in the sand and beautiful sunsets from our hotel and the shopping strip, I even found some really pretty flowers along the way!
I am already very freckled but I also got a lot of fun new freckles, especially on my hands!