Escape to Florida – From Snow to Shining Pool!

From the snowy chills of New Jersey

Via the New Jersey Turnpike and beyond…

   South to the warm Gulf shores of Florida  

  We’ve been AWAAAY, driving nearly 3000 miles in thirteen days. Whew!

More photos and stuff coming soon…

 

Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

A Gleam in the Children’s Eyes – Mickey’s Magic Kingdom

As it was two years earlier with our daughter’s family, we once again had the opportunity to experience Florida’s Disneyworld through the eyes of our grand kids – this time with our son’s family.

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…Happy Holidays!

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

Misty Floridian Sunrise – Amelia Island

Off-line for about 2 weeks, (vacation, some minor unrelated surgery,) …now back  to share some images from a most impressive Atlantic Ocean seascape, danced with mist, choreographed by unusually cool temperatures over the warm waters of Florida’s North-East coast.

November 2nd, 2014

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Three Days of Summer, Sandy Paw’s Winter Get-away (Part 2)

After a couple of long days on the road, we delighted in the warm, wonderful sunshine of South Florida, relishing in outdoor waterside eateries, and soft sandy beaches. Sandy Paws enjoyed exploring new grounds and meeting ODD friends.

Carefully sniffing the fauna on Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island

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In a small rental boat, we explored backwater mangrove islands,

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Colorful waters and condos,

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new types of friends,

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pristine beaches,

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and across “New Channel,” sighted a special beach, … for DOGS!!! (Whoo Hooo!)

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Sandy Paws was a little intimidated at first by the BIG dogs playing…

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but quickly fell in love with a cute canine friend – a back beach romance.

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Unfortunately, it was soon time to go,

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stopping first at the doggie shower

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and saying goodbye as the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Dedicated in memory of Shep, Sandy Paw’s best friend…

1500 Miles (2414 km) to “Summer”

Recently in these posts, Sandy Paw’s paws were seen freezing in the icy cold of North Jersey’s winter.    She was sad!Image

So, after a haircut, we drove her 1500 miles (2414 km,) over three days to South Florida, out of reach of yet another winter storm.  She was patient…

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pleased with over-night accommodations…

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basked in the first warm sunny food stop…

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felt revitalized when first dining at waterside restaurants…

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and happy as a flying eared puppy when she reached the beaches of Bonita Springs, Florida – with summer-like temperatures and plenty of sunshine!

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Be sure to see her fleeting encounter with puppy-love along the Florida gulf coast, and other discoveries, as her vacation continues…  in my next post!

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