I never knew my mother in law was a beach bum. We've never been near the water together until this year. How crazy is that? Very I say! (that I didn't know)
I knew that they always went to Long Beach when they lived in Washington. Dad fished, and dug for razor clams. They had a boat back in the old days. I just didn't know that my very proper mom in law enjoyed the beach. And boating. And shelling! WooHoo!
Right before they came to Florida, they had been in Mexico, and mom had her feet in the Pacific ocean. Her goal was all 3 bodies of salt water this year....and I helped her accomplish that goal :)
I took them over to Daytona, cause you HAVE to go to the world's most famous beach while in Florida. It's only 69 miles from my house! Mom was disappointed that this wasn't the beach where I found my shells, but we did find a few, and I found some pieces of angel wings and a tulip. I have never found anything like that at Daytona before. So, this is when I learned of mom's desire to get her feet in the Atlantic....and the Gulf. So I promised her a trip to the Gulf again before they left. So she could find some shells. She wanted to find her OWN shells. We know just how she feels, huh?
Dad's a pretty beachy fella, too!
I missed getting pics of mom walking in the water :(
It was overcast that day, and the tide was coming IN, so after a couple of hours, we loaded up and headed for home. It sure was fun to hear about their trips to Long Beach, and dad deep see fishing off the coast of Washington.
On their last day here, before we took them to the airport, we headed down just past Belleair, to Indian Rocks Beach.
I brought my sand toys, and shelling tools :)
Mom found the most perfect BIG Scotch Bonnet!
FROM HER CHAIR!!!! I wish I had thought to take a pic of it.
See mom's cool shoes? They are called Skeletoes by Fila. She loved mine and tried them on, so we went and bought her a pair....and she wore them everywhere everyday! They are really comfortable.
Simple (and old) gardening tools make great shelling implements!
I found a few pieces of Junonia! They aren't all brown and white, but some are more of a rusty orange dotted white/cream.
It sure was a beautiful day on the Gulf Coast!
And I have some new photos to make frames for!
I love this pic of mom and dad....
It looks like they are tee hee'ing over a shared secret :D
I can tell mom is grinning!
I think they had a pretty good vacation...