Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Trip To Bradenton Beach

I sat back in the sand and thought I was in paradise. This was my Heaven.

Nick and I flew to Ft. Myers to Bradenton Beach this past weekend for a little vacation. It was really my first big trip by myself. Sure in college you have New York, South Padre and Cabo... but, that was all funded by the parents and it was not just me on my own in a sense. Nick and I didn't have much of a schedule... we just went.

The first night we flew in pretty late so we ate at a little beach cafe. I had the calamari and Nick had a salad. We weren't impressed... but, that's okay. We were impressed by the sunset on the beach. That made it worthwhile. We took a long walk on the dark beach before bed.

We got up early Sunday morning and began our planning. We decided to rent segways and jet around downtown Bradenton Beach. Of course... we layed in the sun first!!! The segways were really neat. We played for about an hour on them and toured the beaches and went alongside the shops. That night we cooked our own dinner and sat on the beach to watch the sunset.

Monday we decided to get up and rent a jetski. We wanted to jetski in the ocean for some reason. We had such a fun time. It was wild with the waves and you could go really fast through the bright blue water. After that we made the trek back to our part of the beach and just chilled in the sunshine. We swam out to a sandbar and enjoyed the waves as well. I even got to bury Nick in the sand. I liked that! We were in the sun entirely too long... so we took a nap. That night we went out to eat at a nice restaurant on the beach to sit outside and enjoy some good seafood. It was amazing! We then went down the street to try some homemade ice cream. Yummy! Everything in this town was not chain and I loved that part of it. We then went down to the beach to watch the sunset for the last time. It was getting a bit chilly so after it sat and we talked for a while we went back to the room and watched TV because we are cool like that.

We were sure sunburnt that night. I could barely sleep. I woke up with my lips HUGE sunburned... hey, I have big lips. It has turned to tan by now... but, ouch.

We had a really nice time on the beach. I truly love the beach. God's creations are everywhere. The water, the sand, the sun... Truly breathtaking.

1 comment:

Justin and Allison said...

Wow, that place looks awesome. Great pictures!