There is a song that says…”By the Sea…By the Sea…By the Beautiful Sea”! (if you would like to hear this cheery song…please check out my feature video on my Home page….upper right corner….It is a happy song! And I like happy!) As the weather turns warmer (for most people) :)…thoughts turn to summer fun and that includes thoughts of picnic lunches, lemonade, and perhaps vacations by the sea. Before we moved to Florida, this time of year would find my thoughts drifting toward the beautiful sea, warm sandy beaches, and a large colorful beach umbrella to provide a little shade. Add in the Captain and a picnic basket packed to the brim with cold fried chicken, potato salad, crunchy breads and cheeses, … a nice bottle of wine or a jug of lemonade…and I was a happy girl! (ok…happy woman) 🙂 Alas, we were land-locked!
Living in the Midwest, one is landlocked….. unless you count the many lakes, … of which most are man made! (That doesn’t mean a lake can not be a fun place to be. We have had great times at lakes in and around Kansas and Missouri…and many other states.) Now that we are in Florida, I can cross that off my “Bucket List” , as we visit the beaches quite often! My mental healing seems to come from the Sun and Sea! Perhaps it is the serenity and peacefulness and gratitude that rejuvenates me. I am going to share some pictures with you of one of the last business trips (which happened to be in Puerto Rico) my company provided me. It was in November which worked so well as it was near my birthday. The Captain said lets make it a part of your Birthday celebration …. so when the 3 day meetings ended on Friday, the Captain and I took advantage of the sights of Puerto Rico and we stayed an additional 5 days ! And of course that included seeing the Beaches and the Sea! Sunrise from our hotel room. This pic is from my “birthday” hotel…there is an old fort to the right in the picture. This view was from our first hotel room. Beautiful isn’t it? Looking straight down from our balcony. I just love hearing the waves on the shore. Very calming! Another view of the old fort from our balcony. Loved the beautiful swans in the hotel’s ponds. And the pool… The Captain and I had a Stayca (otherwise known as a stay at home vacation) 🙂 last year…but we are planning to go to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina in June to celebrate our anniversary. And yes, you will note that both locations are by the sea! 🙂 Where are you planning a vacation this year? Perhaps by the sea…by the sea…by the beautiful sea? Check out this cool video and the song….:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJhseCrVKZE