My sister Nancy and I have just returned from a week long,
winter interlude which included a few days in Florida.
Last Monday we drove to Atlanta,
did some shopping,
(Pottery Barn, Ballard, Ikea--yeah!)
visited with an old friend of Nancy's,
Dodd, who graciously shared his
home with us for the night.
Dodd has just purchased a mid-century house
in Atlanta and it was fun seeing it and
hearing his all his plans for it.
The next day, we drove to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
My dear friend Carolyn (you can read more about her here)
had rented a condo for the entire month of January
and had invited us for a visit.
Santa Rosa Beach is on the Gulf.
Although the weather was not warm enough for swimming,
it was fine for walking on the beach.
Seaside, Florida is just a few miles from Santa Rosa.
I have heard about Seaside for years and it was fun to finally see it.
The houses are all varied and charming.
This is the view from Carolyn's condo.
We spent several lovely hours sitting on her balcony
enjoying the blue sky, blue water and warm sunshine!
All good things must come to an end and
we made our way home on Friday,
staying the night in Chattanooga.
We had planned a stop in Montevallo, Alabama
which is the home of Nancy and my alma mater,
the University of Montevallo.
However, as we left the sunshine state,
the sunshine left us.
It was so rainy, gray and foggy
we opted not to stop.
Last night it was home again, home again,
I always love going,
but I always love getting home again too!