Yesterday, I decided not to run...... I knew that we had plans to go to the local state park, and there would be a great deal of swimming going on, therefore, I slept in!!!! So, ZERO miles for Wednesday!! And, before I get into displaying pics from trip to the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, let me tell you why I have ZERO miles so far for today (Thursday).
#1- As I was running, I came upon this!!!!!Eeeeeek!!!!!!! And, I quickly turned around!!! I was only a half mile into my run at this time. But, there was no other decision except to TURN AROUND QUICKLY!!!!!! I kept looking back....not sure what I was thinking.... I mean, I don't think he was going to chase me!!! LOL!!!! And, NO! I was not that close to take this picture!!!! I zoomed in from afar!!!! VERY FAR AWAY!!!!!!
#2- No sooner than I snapped the picture of the snake, the bottom of the sky FELL OUT!!!!!!!!! And, I mean, all of a sudden!!!!! Luckily, I was only a tenth of a mile from my car, but I had to run through side ways raining rain with pretty strong winds!! I GOT SOAKED!!!!!!!! I was DRENCHED!!!! Therefore, I headed back to the house, annnnndddd, now I sit here posting a blog post that will be pretty much just a few pictures of my vacation!! Because, I have no running adventures to post about! Oh well!!! So, warning.... totally random post!!
Ok, so..... why the random pics of flip flops on the sand?..... not just trying to be clever with photography.... LOL!!!! Let me tell you! I need a packing list for the beach! Usually, I will use one. However, this time, I thought without being rushed to leave town, I would be ok without a list!!! WRONG!!!!!!!! Yep, the 3 major things that should be at the top of the packing list for a beach trip..... flip flops, beach towels, and swim suit!!!! And, guess what were the 3 things that I forgot?!??!!!! Yep, all 3 of those!!!! I packed my son's... my husband packed his, but I totally forgot mine!!! UGH!!! Found these gem of flip flops at the Dollar General store!!!!! Score!! Only out $1! And, for the towels, I am using the ones in the rental house! The swim suit, I picked one up on the way down here when we passed a Belk! Luckily, I got it 1/2 off!!!
Early yesterday morning, my son and I walked the beach looking for shells.... he told me that I just needed to take a picture of this one... LOL! Can you even see it? So little, but he was so proud! Therefore, I had no other option but to snap a picture! HA! HA!
The picture below shows that my son was on a mission of walking the beach for shells....... he was quite serious about the sea shell search! Oh, annnndddd, of course he had BIG plans of making a sand castle!
The 3rd picture below was our sand castle...... we were pretty stoked about it and proud.... that was until we walked down the beach to find the other 3 sand sculptures!!!!! A treasure chest full of treasure!!! A turtle that was my absolutely favorite!!!!! And, my son's favorite pick was the Fort! Seriously, how do people make such sand sculptures? Amazing!!! Wish I had actually seen them make them!!!
Below is me and my little shadow!!! :)
Below is a picture of me.... that my husband snapped! He said to simply "smile"..... I got a little carried away....
I son absolutely loves the wave surfing....
Below is my son's favorite shot of the day..... in his words, "that is so cool!!!" LOL!!!! He just thought the picture was awesome although it shows him wiping out!!! HA! HA! :D
And, below is my husband..... this is his action shot!!! LOL!!! He pretty much just chilled in the water!!! :D
Below, was the most awesome find of the day!!! A blue button jellyfish or also known as a Porpita Porpita
Well, gotta run..... need to figure out plans for the day.... wondering if weather will clear up so that I can run...... UNTIL LATER!!!!!!! Only 1 more day left of vacation and then it is back to reality! ***keeping those thoughts out of my mind right now though!!!***
Scared of snakes? I am terrified!!!!! If I had seen that snake at home and I was running by myself, I would be inside running on dreadmill!!! However, no treadmill here!! I will never say a bad word about the treadmill again!! Today, i wish I had the option to run the treadmill!!
Favorite vacation spot? My family is partial to the beach!