“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad”
It’s Memorial Day, and what better way to kick off the summer than at the beach? Butch and I got a head start last week…we just returned last Friday from three days on the Emerald Coast! It was Butch’s annual business trip, and I managed to squeeze in a little rest and relaxation (and shopping)! If you’ve never been, (and I highly recommend that you do), the Emerald Coast is approximately a 100 mile stretch located in the panhandle of Florida and some of our gorgeous Alabama beaches also embrace the name!
As young newlyweds, it was nothing for us to drive the six hours to get to the beach, if only for a weekend. I absolutely loved all the spontaneous trips to the Emerald Coast…such great memories! We still love making the trip, just in a different way now…business for him and leisure for me! I still love viewing the emerald green waters of the Gulf, but mainly from a balcony…I don’t have to worry with the sand that way! Of course, we love all the fresh seafood and the fine dining found along Highway 30A, as well as the scenic 28 mile drive! The highway hugs the Gulf of Mexico coastline and is a major tourist attraction for many reasons…the beauty of the sugar-white sand beaches, the mix of hot Caribbean colors and pastels that define cottages in the communities along the highway, and the paradise feel in all of the places along the way!
Last year I took you on a tour of the charming homes behind the white picket fences in Seaside…do you remember all of that color?! Today I thought we might check out the interior of a family’s vacation home in Watercolor on 30A. Butch and I took a drive through this newer community and found it to be as lovely as Seaside and Rosemary Beach…it was a beautiful day on 30A!
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The Emerald Coast…some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere!
…and food – Fried Oysters with Grilled Andouille Sausage in Etouffe Sauce!
What about you? Do you take a beach vacation every summer?
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