Contemplating and already missing our winter beach days

Posted By on March 10, 2024

I wish I could say that our winter Florida vacation was long enough, but to be honest, it flew by way too fast. Nevertheless, being snowbirds … as our son Taylor called us … suited us just fine. We thought our daily walks on the beach (10,000+ steps each day) and Footprints on the beach eating less were surely going to make a difference that would be noticed, at least on the scale, Triedbut I’m not sure it did? ☹️  

Oh well … we’ll keep walking and exercising and it will make for another excuse to travel again. 

I also told Brenda that we should jot down a one-liners that seemed memorable; it was a phase repeated each day that made us smile: Ebb and flow, ebb and flow.” I’m not sure we would remember it or even know what it referred to years from now, but maybe we will now? Anyway, she would say it daily when talking about the tides on the beach … then she would wiggle her hands in an infinity sign. It made us laugh each time. 😊 

Infinity graphic

Added for posterity: Retired/tossed a well used and loved Margaritaville Key West tee-shirt (MDB header above and in a 2022 photo) that I’ve worn as a beach shirt forever after purchasing it in Key West … when Brenda and I celebrated our 20th anniversary (I think???)  

Brenda and Rich in Kauai, Hawaii in 2006

Brenda and Rich in Kauai, Hawaii in 2006


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