I've found my favorite beach!
The kids have been on spring break, and since we moved here 8 months ago, everyone we've talked to has told us that the gulf coast beaches are their favorites.
We've been itching to get over there, and so we talked daddy into taking a day off of work and joining us on a beach road trip. We planned to head out at 6 am to miss the traffic, but I woke up sick. After a couple of hours, whatever bug was in my system worked through, and we headed out.
It took us a little over 2 hours, but oh, how worth the drive!
We ended up visiting Siesta Key in the Gulf of Mexico.
The water was perfect - just enough waves, but not crashing/knock you off of your feet type waves.
The water was SO clear and the sand was a beautiful white. They say it is 99% quartz, so it doesn't heat up much in the sun.