Monday, April 30, 2012


My brother recently came into town & we celebrated my birthday.  I picked him up and we were blessed with minimal traffic.  We got back home much earlier than anticipated, and so we hung out at the pool for a while.  Then we went to my favorite wings/barbecue place, got frozen yogurt & then played games for the evening.  Yum.
I decided that I wanted to celebrate my birthday by watching the sun rise over the Atlantic ocean. 
So we got up early, hopped in the car (my sweet husband got up at 4:00 am to get everything ready), and drove off into the sunrise.  It was quite foggy actually.  We got there just in time, but due to the humidity and fog, the suns cresting over the ocean was partially obscured.  It was beautiful anyways.  My brother couldn't believe how many people were on the beach at that time of the day.
After watching the sun climb, we headed a few miles down the road to Canaveral National Seashore where we played for the morning.  Our neighbors recommended it - that's where they go.  No driving on the beach, fewer people (much fewer), room to fish, and a nice quiet beach.  Despite the mosquito attacks as we loaded/unloaded the car, it was a perfect beach day. 
W e put out our fishing poles and sat back and just enjoyed being there.  This was my view

Light breeze, warm water, minimal waves (perfect floating for me - just how I like it).  My brother snorkeled, and when I borrowed his gear I saw one of these fish which was pretty cool.
My husband saw a big crab, and my daughter and I saw a sting ray floating around near by.   
We were finished by 11:30, and decided to pack up and head home.  Cleaned up, and headed to the church to watch our friends be baptized, then spent time with them afterwards.  The only down side to the weekend was at 9:30 when I picked up my messages just before bed, and found out that my brother's flight had been canceled and he was still in town, and we'd missed spending extra time with him because I'd missed his call.
It was, a perfect birthday - best I've had in a long time.
(Last year I got snowed out of my Rockies game - this year, the heavens smiled upon me!)

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Dave said...

You left out the best admission to all U.S. citizens to all national parks. Just for you on your birthday.