Today I am doing a photo challenge that my dear blogger friend Vicci posted on her blog. The photo had to be at least 20 years old. Well this is 32 years ago when I was 13 years old.
My family always went to Florida every summer for vacation. That was the only place we ever went. My father loved Florida and so did my Mom. So naturally my brothers and I Loved it too! My parents worked hard all year long and saved their money for our week long trip to the wonderful beach. We would alternate between the Atlantic side of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. This picture was made in St. Petersburg, Florida, which is on the Gulf. The Gulf side has the most beautiful sunsets. We would get up early every morning and walk the beach looking for shells. Go back to our room and have a wonderful breakfast. We always got rooms that had kitchenettes in them. After breakfast we were on the beach or in the swimming pool all day long. I can remember my Dad and I would get on our floats and go out a ways in the ocean and just float along and talk and just have fun. Mom wasn't a swimmer. By the time I was 13 I was the only one going with Mom and Dad as my brothers were married and had familys of their on. Sometimes they would bring their familys and come with us to Florida.
After having fun on the beach all day we would go in around 4 and clean up and then head out to wonderful seafood restaurants to eat. Then maybe go buy a few souvenirs. Then come back to the motel in time to go down to the beach and watch the sunset. My father was also a big camera buff so he always took alot of pictures. This is one of my favorites that he took of me.
Oh how I wish I still had that body now,,lol. But most of all I wish I had my dad around to go to the beach with and have a wonderful summer vacation!!!