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Posted by laurie on February 26, 2013


My parents moved to Florida while I was in college and I’ve spent many vacations in the Palm Beach / Boca Raton corridor. This was the first time I went to the west coast, and I just loved it. We went to this beautiful place called Little Gasparilla Island. It’s about 10 miles long and you have to take a ferry to get there. This is the bay that you cross and that’s the island in the distance.


Once you’re there you get around on golf carts. No golf course, just miles and miles of beautiful beaches. I was SO happy to be in the warm sunshine on the beach.


Parts of the beach are covered in shells and it’s impossible not to pick them up. There are also shark teeth to be found. You can find half a dozen in just a small area. They are old, as in millions of years.


You don’t see sunsets over on the east coast. We saw three gorgeous ones.

We went directly to Audrey’s house from the airport to pick up the boys. She wanted to borrow Sherm for a little longer and I told her that we’d trade for Buddy, but we ended up keeping our own beagles. Audrey said they were good boys, and that they’re welcome to come back when Phillip and I go to Jamaica in April. Thanks, Audrey, Kevin, Buddy and Holly!

10 Responses to “Florida”

  1. Kate (Gandolf's mom, w/ memories of Kramer) said

    That looks beautiful! I hope the sunshine brought you strength and you got some extremely well deserved rest. πŸ™‚

  2. Cody and Henry's Aunt said

    Looks beaqutiful and conducive to healing!

  3. Spunky's Mom said

    Beautiful – glad you had sunshine and good weather. Makes me sad, though – my husband and I have been going to Destin for two weeks in April for the last three years, but due to work issues, won’t make it this year. Miss the sand and smell of the ocean!!

  4. Beaglemom to Ben & Tito said

    We are looking for somewhere to rent over Christmas one year. I love hearing of new places to look in to.

  5. harperlea said

    Beautiful … Nothing like warm seasides and glorious views to help the healing!

  6. Massage Kathy said

    Welcome home, and thanks for letting me get a taste of sun and sand vicariously. And you’re back just in time for women’s Ivy League championships being hosted by PU, Thursday-Saturday : )

  7. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

    Man that looks great – so warm and sunny. Just what the doctor ordered Laurie!

  8. It was such a pleasure having Stanley and Sherman come to visit for a long weekend. I have never taken care of 4 grown dogs together at one time before. Their personalities really are different when you compare them all. Sherman was such a sweetheart and the best snuggler – but I wouldn’t trade Buddy for the world ! They all ran around the backyard and even flirted with Sophie the black lab who lives on one side of us and with with a little cute little girl- Vegas- a French Bulldog- who lives behind us. I think that Sherman was sweet on her. He would keep running back to the corner of the yard to see if she was out. Stanley and Sherman are welcome back anytime and we are looking forward to having them come again in April.

  9. Linda UK said

    I’m so pleased you had such a lovely time – you richly deserved it : -)
    Sherman & Stanley also had a great time with Buddy & Holly by all accounts. I loved the thought of them flirting with Sophie & Vegas! Well done, Audrey πŸ™‚

  10. Colleen's mommy said

    Laurie & Phillip-Sooo glad you got away & had a wonderful time! You sure deserved it! You look great Laurie! You are amazing! Hunkering down here in central NH for yet another snow storm!

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