Just in the nick of time, we made it to the beach before the end of summer. My all-time favorite place is St. Augustine, FL, as you may well know if you know me or have been reading here for long. We took several friends down for a long weekend at my grandmother’s beach house, which is where I grew up vacationing. Being there brings back so many wonderful memories of a lifetime of beach trips with family and friends, and I’m so happy we made it back again this year.
We went down mid-week so that we’d have time to hop over to Jacksonville to visit my grandmother. She treated us and my cousin to a lovely lunch at her country club, and then we headed back to the beach to soak up a couple hours in the sun. We got to eat at some of our favorite local restaurants and have drinks at the Tini Martini Bar, which has a fantastic view of sailboats and the Bridge of Lions – especially at sunset! The majority of our trip was spent laughing, lounging on the beach, and just enjoying the company of some of our dearest friends. Can’t go wrong with that combo.
I don’t think many more words are needed, but be prepared for a photo over-share of our beach-y good time!
Yes, that is a SHARK that joined the beach party! We think he was about 4-5′ long and was less than 10 yards from the shore. He popped up a couple times one afternoon, and thankfully we never saw him again.
Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine
This is the face I get when I’ve taken one too many photos.
Dinner at our favorite spot, Columbia
Castillo de San Marcos
beautiful Flagler College downtown
If only every morning could start with a walk on the beach…
…and if only every evening could end with this view.
Cap’s on the Water