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Perdido Key Vacation - Days 1 and 2

Saturday
Well, I won't talk about the drive down to the beach, that wasn't super exciting. Well, we have been listening to the Hunger Games, I guess that could be exciting. We're both really enjoying the first book. So much so we almost just sat in the car when we arrived to finish it.

We're here (Perdido Key, FL) and settled into our condo. The weather is incredible. It's actually a bit cooler here than back home. Only rain in the forecast for Wednesday, and that's just 30%. So I'm thinking lots of butt on the beach time is ahead.

Last night I just made veggie burgers with sweet potato fries. I had made up some lentil and quinoa burgers before we left and brought some with us. This was simple. The kind of meal you need when you just want to enjoy the beautiful ocean views and not fuss with making an elaborate meal.
We enjoyed it on the balcony and spent the rest of the evening just relaxing.

Sunday
This morning we got up and headed out for a run. I love using mapmyrun.com to map out routes in different cities. In the past, I've usually just used the treadmill or we've gone for short runs on the beach. The sand here is not compact enough to really run very far and it's incredibly slanted as you get to the water.

Anyway, the first mile put us on the main road. That part kind of sucks. Lots of speeding traffic. Nothing pretty to look at. But the route I found was really nice once we left the main road.

We wound through a neighborhood that sits on the inner canal. We of course daydreamed about owning one of these incredible homes. Total miles - 6.5.

After the run, we both showered before packing up and heading down to the beach. We pretty much spent the day sitting, reading, watching. 
Calm water
Bird (gotta look close)
Crazy hair
More crazy hair
Tonight we're heading over to our friends' home for dinner. They owned property here for ages and finally moved here last year, and they finished building their home in December. We can't wait to see the house and visit with them this evening. It's been a year too long.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
Running
Beach time
Time with friends

Comments

  1. Butts parked in the sand is my kind of vaca! Woo-hoo, looking good bikini lady! I love your suit!

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