Cottage outside our condo, which you'll see more of below.
You really have to look long and hard to find more beautiful beaches than the panhandle, the gorgeous Gulfcoast of Florida. Most of us who grew up in the South take these beaches for granted, as we've been vacationing here all our lives. It's always nice to go back and take it all in over again, to savor the experience like it's the first time. I never get tired of these beaches and you will see why with the pics I've taken. All of these were taken right outside our condo, up and down each side of the beach. We took walks, lounged in our chairs and thoroughly enjoyed the week.
Me chillin' in the sand.
Healthy lunch in the condo. We didn't eat this healthy everyday though....
View from our balcony. We had a nice large balcony which always had a breeze. Great place to lounge and eat.
I spent lots of time reading a book or magazine from this lounge chair, with a little napping going on too. And now we come back to that pretty pink cottage right in front of us that I showed you in the first pic.
I just loved this place. It was huge and would be so much fun to stay in with a bunch of people. It was called Red Cherry's. They name all the cottages down there. Speaking of that, I have a whole post just on cottages that I'm going to share with you. There's SO many beautiful and colorful beach cottages in this area that I went crazy taking pics of them. I think you'll enjoy that one.
And this is the frontside which faces the ocean. Nice pool and balconies.
And this was the dune right in front of the house. These dunes are so cool...they have planted lots of seaoats on the dunes to keep them from eroding after all the hurricanes that Florida has seen in the past few years.
My hubby caught lots of fish on his deep-sea fishing outing, so I broiled up some that night for dinner. It doesn't get any fresher than this.
The perfect ending to each day....sunsets on the beach are extra glorious! We ate dinner at a great Greek place in Seagrove Beach call Yianni's. If any of you get down there, look it up. Right in Seagrove in a little strip center and it was our BEST meal of the week. Great seafood and not too expensive. You can even bring your own bottle of wine with you.