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So I Lied - A Saturday Post

On the Road
Ok, so I lied about not blogging today. I thought I was going to be too exhausted from the drive (and too depressed not staring at the ocean). This will be brief though. We had a decent drive back. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like I was going to be sick to my stomach. That lasted until about 11 am today. Not sure what was up, but I felt so queasy. Maybe it was beach sickness (similar to homesickness).

We headed out around 7:20 but had to make a stop first. Some friends have property in Perdido Key that they wanted us to go check on and take pictures of for them. It was a lot with a trailer and they had the trailer raised and moved so they could start building. I am so jealous of the views they'll have of the inter-coastal waterways. So we didn't really get going until a bit closer to 8. We made a gas stop then another lunch stop and that was that. We are all about hitting the road and not stopping until we must.

What kind of traveler are you?

Friday Make Up
Tonight I am making up for Pizza Friday with real pizza. I am making my homemade wheat dough. Jason made a quick trip to the store for a few fresh veggies as the fridge is fairly bare. Speaking of making up for Friday posts, I totally forgot Fun Facts Friday yesterday until I read my good friend Alicia's post. We'll blame it on too much sand and sun.

Since I spent the week on the beach, I'll try to do a few fun facts about the beach:

1. I love the beach and the ocean, but never wade farther out than my calves.
2. I am a sunaholic, but use massive amounts of 50spf and spend the majority of my time under and umbrella.
3. I have red hair, but tend to tan (Italian genes) so most people think I dye my hair. 

Ok, those might not be just super fun...but we'll blame it on sand and sun again. Now, tell me something fun or factual about you and the beach. I'm all ears!


  1. Looove the beach! Grew up in Southern California where I was in the water so much, my hair turned practically white! Um, about your, er, could it be? I mean, are you "late"? Um, just a possibility or not???? Let us know!

  2. AnonymousJune 12, 2010

    i love the beach! and i have no fear of the ocean-in fact i was so crazy when i was a kid....i would go into massive ways and get tossed around! welcome home and enjoy the pizza :)

  3. I hit the road and dont stop til someones about to pee in their pants LOL

    And i love the beach too...for the last 10 yrs, aside from my lame 9 mos in Phx, i have lived within 5 miles of the ocean. It's a must :)


  4. I love the beach so much, I got married on it :-)

    So glad you had a good vacation...welcome home!! Don't let the post-vacation blues get you for too long...I know how that goes!

  5. AnonymousJune 13, 2010

    Glad you had such a great beach vacation. I grew up not too far from the beach, but didn't go very often as a kid. I went more with friends once I was a teenager. Now that I live over two hours from the beach, I long to go there more often.

  6. I'm the same way - I love the ocean but only wade in (partially cuz of the can't-swim factor!) too ;)

  7. AnonymousJune 13, 2010

    I really love the beach, the sun, the sea!
    I m so lucky to live in Greece which is actually a huge beach :)

    I ve lived my wholo life maximum 30' from the beach.
    Also it is an amazing exercise to walk on the sand.

  8. Heather

    I grew up on Lake Michigan and we used to summer in South Carolina on the beach. I love being near the water. Sharks however are another issue. Like you I don't go too deep into the ocean. Growing up my favorite workout was running on the beach. Even now when we go to Italy I need to spend a little time in Capri or on the Amalfi Coast. Clearly I have beach issues, LOL.

    Glad you had a safe trip home.

  9. Oh, I hope you are feeling better! I totally understand beach sickness. I am totally suffering now after all of your pictures! I miss it so much. We used to spend every summer at the beach when I was a kid! I am totally a get there kinda gal! I hate stopping and wasting time! We did not do pizza night either and I think we are about due too!

  10. BlessedMama My hair definitely starts to take on more blond the longer I'm in the sun. Nope, no babies in the future. I think it was just a week of eating things I normally don't (like pretzels and too much cheese).

    Kalli @ Fit and Forty Something I actually used to play in the ocean when I was a kid too. Not sure what happened that made me not want to venture out too deep. Oh, and the pizza was good!

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga Yep, we stop for pee or gas and that's it! LOL I totally need to relocate myself.

    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg We should have gotten married on the beach! I adore your wedding pics by the way.

    Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move Oh if I were only 2 hours from a beach, I'm thinking there would be many extended weekend trips during the summer!

    Jolene @ To Be Determined Um, if I couldn't swim I most definitely wouldn't be wading out very far!!! ;-)

    Effie @ Greek Tomato I would love to visit Greece one day. The pictures I always see are absolutely amazing.

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean I can't even imagine how fantastic it would be to run along an Italian beach....ahhhhhh

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen I'm totally with you on not wasting time. Just get me to my destination then I can waste time! Hope you get your pizza soon!

  11. oh yes, i'll take the beach anyday. Love to hear the sounds of the ocean. GLad you back safe and sound!


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