Thursday, December 23, 2010
I love it here in Flagler Beach, Florida, but with our front row view to the ocean, I can't write here! I can't take my eyes off the large, white- capped waves rolling toward me, or the sandpipers, seagulls and pelicans.
I get restless waiting for low-tide to arrive so I can go see what's washed up on the beach today. Will it be man-of-wars, starfish, or jellyfish? What kind of crab will I see today?
What new texture will I just have to photograph? I'm just going to have to hang on to my notes and research for awhile and try to find that cornfield in Iowa again sometime. Maybe if we park there for a few months I can get somewhere again.
In the meantime, I'll keep my notebook handy while taking in the wondrous beauty that surrounds us now. It got a little cold here, so we went to the Florida Keys last weekend looking for warmer temperatures. It was terrible! Trevor didn't want to drive home through the high winds on the day we were suppose to leave the Keys, so we were stranded on our tropical island for another week!
We felt so bad as we thought of our dear loved ones in Minnesota being dumped on by two feet of snow, while we got two feet of sand! The Keys are a great place to visit. The water's so pretty there and the sights from the bridges connecting the Keys are awesome. So many tiny little islands sticking out of the vast, beautiful Gulf on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
Key West was an interesting place. It's a great place if you like to shop (which you can't do if you live in an RV) and the old homes and buildings are always fun to look at. We had lunch at The Banana Cafe. It's a little French restaurant with the best French Onion Soup I've ever tasted. After lunch we took a glass bottom boat ride out to the coral reef. There's some very interesting coral out there and some pretty cool fish as well.
Arrived back in Flagler Beach on Sunday where the temps are up and down. We'll be heading out west to see my brother soon, hoping it's a little warmer there in Texas. A lot of you will be traveling this weekend. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your time with family and friends. We miss you!
Love, Trevor and Roni