Definitely Goa

Things to DEFINITELY do in GOA in an all girls trip ;) Definitely 1.Buy a bikini. Goa has all kinds of beaches, few in which you can wear a bikini and few in which you might feel a little out of place. So, skip the afternoons and the overcrowded evenings. Try the early morning beach in a bikini in Baga or Calangute, feel the cold ocean in a fluorescent bikini. Nothing like the morning sea caressing you. Bliss! ...more

It's 40 Degrees, Let's go to the Beach!

It’s in the low 50s during the day and mid 30s at night. Cold snap California style, so of course, we should go to the beach!We were off to Half Moon Bay. Sea salty air. Long lines of sandy beaches. Shelling. Clam chowder with a dash or two hot sauce. Endless rolling of waves in and out.Sunlight low. Breezes cool. Water icy. Less crowded than the crowds of summer. Peaceful. Plentiful in discovery....more

Vacation. Not There!

Friday’s prompt asks where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love?Vacation. I’ve heard of that, I’ve even done that a time or two, but it’s been awhile. Weekend getaways are sort of my vacations anymore, but this is the blogosphere and I can go on a vacation anytime I want, to anywhere, without restrictions (you can too). Let that sink in.Go ahead, I’ll wait.Time off at work doesn’t matter…Money doesn’t matter…(we’ll charge the blogosphere)...more
patriciaappelquist Wouldn't that be super?! I'll take everyone on that card. ;)more

Indiana Dunes National Seashore

Indiana Dunes National Seashore …...more


We had a good visit this weekend with our buddies Juls and Tim and today we went for a beach walk....more

a little trip to morro bay

if you have never seen her, Morro Bay is a splendid little fishing town north of Santa Barbara.we lived there for about 13 years before we made the move to socal....more

Beach Bag Essentials

Summer is all about laying out by the pool or the beach, for hours on end, soaking up the summer sun. It is also all about being prepared for anything so you don’t have to run back home and interrupt your tanning time. T2B’s Summer Bag Checklist is the perfect way to stay organized and comfortable during your pool/beach time.  1. Oversized Beach Bag2. Beach Towel3. Sunglasses4. A good read5. Strong Sunscreen6. Coconut Water- hydration is key when you’re in the heat...more

Baby's First Day at the Beach, Mother Child O/C painting Margaret Aycock NR

Some of my fondest memories are those spent at the ocean on the Carolina coast.  I often revisit those times with paint and canvas.  Going to the beach usually involved extended family, always a new baby or two, and lots of grown-ups to watch the joy of first experiences with sand and sea....more

Wednesday Whereabouts: Amelia Island

Wednesday Whereabouts: Amelia Island If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we were at the beach last week. The hubs had a conference at Amelia Island so we tagged along. We'd never been to Amelia, but had heard great things. Let's just say we loved it!...more