Seaside Chat II

The Journey.

My three-week journey is coming close to an end.

It is a bittersweet moment as I prepare to leave my parents. I will miss them, but at the same time, I miss my hubby and my two sons.

I wanted to pop in for a quick chat. This post won’t do justice to all that I’ve done since my last seaside chat so I will likely revisit some of the topics in the future.


Seaside Chat. Round 2.

We did do all the things that I mentioned in my last seaside chat. The was an escape room, a celebration of the Fourth of July with food and family. Later in the day, there were fireworks. The next day was a giant excursion to Tampa to Busch Gardens. That day was quite eventful!! I promise that I’ll be back to tell all about it. After catching up on some sleep, we had a lounging day on Friday.

I have missed my conversations will all of you. I did try to catch up on my emails and comments on Tuesday, but I still have quite a ways to go.

Family Time.

Mostly, I didn’t want you to think that I fell off of the face of the earth. I am here but have been soaking up the last of my time with family.

I’ve just finished breakfast and most of my packing. After a quick shower, I will be jumping in the car to head to Gainesville to see family before the long drive back home on Monday.

The Cottage.

If you’ve followed my Instagram stories, I shared a tour of the cottage on the day of our departure. I will be adding it to my Instagram highlights.

Where I’m From.

There is also a small car tour of the streets where I grew up, which is much more inland than the beach.

Where the water pools along the ditches and in the low areas of the yard during the rainy season.

Where the frogs sing their lullabies in the darkness.

Where the alligators roam the canals and the box turtles make their way into your yard.

Where the cypress trees indicate swampland that waist high in water during rainy season and completely dry ground in the dry months. Where the palmetto bushes, slash pines, and oak trees are added by nature and the palm trees are added by man.

I leave you with last night’s sunset as seen from my childhood home.

Let your light shine!


15 thoughts on “Seaside Chat II

  1. Frogs must be to Floridians what cicadas are to us, because when I visit my parents, the frogs drive me nuts, lol!
    I’m so glad you’re having a good time!

    1. There’s probably a truth to that! The cicadas drove me nuts when I’d come to visit my in-laws in Virginia. Now that I’m living here, I’m more used to them.
      I had a great time. Came home to busyness, but I’m hoping to get back into somewhat of a “normal” groove next week.

  2. Frogs croakin, and trees growin, family chattin. Such a poetic and lovely post today Amy to catch us up a bit.

    I’m behind, and know you made it home safely! I’m looking forward to more tales, and images from the trip.

    1. Thank you Deborah! I’m behind as well. I went from relaxation to much busyness upon my return home. I’m hoping that next week will begin a “normal” routine for me. Although summer is always somewhat chaotic. 🙂 I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

    1. Thank you so much. Often I’m reminded of the beach when I am home, but really the lands I wandered as a child are located closer to the swamp 🙂

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