It’s not summer without a trip to the beach. And for me, it’s not summer without a trip to my favorite beach: Captiva!
While it has been a bit rainy and cloudy, I still managed to get enough sun to resemble a lobster. This is what happens when you only go to the beach once a year and try to soak up as many rays as you can in a few days. Oops.
Besides all that, it’s still the most relaxing and beautiful place to spend the first day of summer 🙂
I get it, it’s been a long time since we’ve had any significant rain in Florida, so we need it but why does it have to rain on my beach day?
I look forward to this trip to Captiva Island all year long and the last place I want to be in sitting in my room, listening to the rain fall ALL DAY LONG. I want to be out there, lounging on the beach, sand beneath my feet.
However, at least I was blessed with an absolutely perfect sunset last night.
The sun will come out tomorrow, I hope.
Lately, I’ve been on the go a lot. Between weddings, anniversaries, family visits, it’s been awhile since I’ve had a quiet weekend at home. It was nice to not have any sort of plans or schedule this weekend and just play it by ear, exploring our own back yard.
First up, Greenwood Urban Wetland Park.
This beautiful oasis is plop in the middle of Downtown Orlando, but surprisingly quiet and peaceful.
No water under this bridge
Thanks to the recent drought, water levels were surprisingly low, but it was still beautiful and quite scenic. I can’t wait to go back after a nice long rainstorm.
We continued relaxing over some cold brews from Foxtail Coffee Co. I’d consider this another first for me since my first visit to Foxtail wasn’t as pleasant. I was suffering from appendicitis and didn’t know it. This time was far more enjoyable.
We sat in the grass, beneath the palm trees, people watching for the next few hours. It was absolutely perfect.
And to round out the day of firsts, we had dinner at Reyes Mezcaleria, a brand new Mexican restaurant in Downtown Orlando.