Doug and I went sightseeing and our first stop took us to the County Pier in Palm City Beach. Their were people fishing off the pier and we saw lots of fish that were striped, smaller fishes, some long skinny fish and some jelly fish that were different looking than the ones we had in the ocean up in Maryland.
Followed by lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville which was really busy but the service was great and the food good.
We were on the search for hermit crabs for my grandsons. Took pics of some of the crazy buildings that we didn’t go into… Wonderworks & Ripleys Believe it or Not.
Bug on the wall of the tunnel to the hotel
One good thing about leaving your shutters open is that when the sky starts to lighten up you are immediately aware. I went out on the balcony at 6:30 and took a few pictures while the sun was starting to rise and most of the rest of the world (including Doug) were still snoring and drooling 😉
Around 9am we headed to the gulf for swimming, floating and playing with the fishes who were nibbling at our toes. Fun. I could totally live here all the time, on the beach, floating in the gulf, forever. Guess I truly am a lazy slug at heart, but I can live with that.
Where else can you go that even when the water is over your head you can still see your feet and what color nail polish you have on??? By the way, walking in sand is great for exfoliating your feet and chipping off your polish. Glad I didn’t invest in a pedicure before I came but the soft tootsies is well worth it.
Doug and I are here for a beach vacation (still haven’t posted pics from the NC vacation yet). I’ve never been to this part of Florida and had no idea whatsoever that we were going into time change territory either (thus accounting for the extra hour to get here 😉 ) We are staying at the Holiday Inn Resort and it’s ever so lovely here!!! Love it love it love it!!! and my new camera is taking lovely pictures too!! did i mention that we are on the 15th floor and have a scrumptious view of the gulf and beach?
We also took a trip to the Salisbury Zoo in Maryland. Mom, Dad, Shawn, Kylie, Jennifer, Louis, James & I headed out with picnic lunch in hand. It was a hot hot hot day but we had fun. Love the animals and the kids and adults all had a great time. It’s a smaller zoo so you didn’t miss anything they had there. There is even a playground where the kids hung out after seeing the animals and the adults took a little rest. Louis, James & Jennifer all tried (and succeeded) in petting a goose (whether they wanted to be petted or not).
Our last stop before heading home and as we left town was to see the Hunley. Too cool. Much much smaller than I had imagined. The mock ups that they have available for kids (and adults) to climb in are larger than the actual Hunley was. No way I could get into that little sardine can, those men who did have my complete admiration!! Couldn’t take pics of the actual Hunley unfortunately but it’s still cool to see in person.
After checkout we went down to the waterfront and saw the houses on Rainbow Row. They are so cool! We drove around the battery and walked the park and along the waterfront. Seeing gulls and dolphins too. Never seen dolphins in their natural habitat before and it was way cool!!
There were a half dozen dolphins swimming either alone or in pairs. I wish I could have captured a pic of them jumping out of the water. They were so pretty!
After sightseeing at Fort Sumter we headed to the Holiday Inn on Calhoun Street. Our room was on the right corner on the top floor with a balcony! LOVED IT!!! I can hardly wait to go back and I want the same room too.
It was a beautiful day and the sky was clear and blue. We headed downtown to AW Shucks for supper and it was really really good too.
Next morning more pics from the balcony. The day was a little gray and later began to drizzle but it was still a good day.
Last Saturday Tim and I took a short boat tour of the Augusta Canal but my camera wasn’t charged so this is the only picture I could get:
So Thursday Tim, the pups and I headed to the canal from the Savannah Rapids side. We walked for 2 miles and turned around for the 2 mile walk back which is farther than I’ve walked it before. It had been awhile too so it was good to see all the natural beauty of the area. One day the pics will be inspiration for a quilt I hope. 🙂
your guess is as good as mine. no roof but a locked door go figure…