Last Sunday Tim and I did both a walk AND a drive. We cannot go to the beach but we can drive by and so we did.
We drove down a particularly pretty road that runs along the water one town north of us. Casey Key. The homes on this road are mostly very large, very beautiful and have water views. Some have two, the gulf on one side and the bay on the other. Really nice!
I leaned out the open window enjoying the sun and the breeze and snapped photos of anything that caught my eye. Sometimes it was flowers
Sometimes it was architectural details
And of course the water which we could see but not touch coz remember, the beaches are closed. The boat ramps however, are very obviously still open. Or at least they were that day.
We saw lots of folks out on boats in the water as you can see. Probably the best example of social distancing because really when you are in a boat you can only get so close to anyone else. There were boats large and small, sail and motor, kayaks and canoes. That felt dangerously close to a Dr. Seuss book. heh.
Then it was time for a lunch break! We are trying to, now and again, use take out or delivery meals from local restaurants. Well we always did but especially now as a way to support our local businesses! And Sunday, that meant a visit to Mad Dog's Hot Dogs was absolutely necessary. It's a drive-through and therefore perfect.
Then afterwards we went for a walk. Just 'round town, looking at this 'n' that. And again, taking some photos. Of course.
There were more pretty flowers, some just along the streets, others in the parks
We visited all of the animal statues in Blalock Park and the lions in Venezia Park
And photographed as much "wild life" as possible
So ok. The beaches are closed. For now. As are the State Parks. For Now. And then as of yesterday any sports parks are closed for now. That includes playgrounds.
But obviously, there are still some pretty awesome things to be seen. My Nana, a very wise woman, once told me that you find what you seek. "If you look for the bad you will surely find it for there is plenty of it out there. But if you look for the good, you will find that too. It might take a little longer sometimes but I promise you that it is there"
Good Advice, Nana. I'm looking for the good.
And I'm finding it too.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.