So, the Evans clan spent the week before Thanksgiving in Florida, on St. George Island, and it was fantastic! I really can’t wait to go back!!!

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There were a ton of shells the first day on the beach. Didn’t see them to quite this extent the rest of the week.

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Oh, yeah. He had fun. Until he came down with a fever the next to the last day there. 😦

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We rented a couple of kayaks, and they were so much fun! So glad we did!

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Ryan did really well with the water. He liked it coming to about his knees, but would then run back up, and continue with his more important work of digging. I was fine with this; I didn’t have to worry about him around the water. 🙂

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The off-season beach life… TAKE ME BACK!

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Not the greatest picture, but I had to include it. I’m not sure I know anyone else who would actually take boffers to the beach. Love my family!

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See? The WHOLE beach to ourselves. It was amazing!

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It was chilly the first couple of days we were there, especially in the mornings, but the water was too captivating to stay in side!

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Shot looking down from our third floor balcony.

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Gloriana had me up earlier than I would have liked on vacation, but I did get to see a couple of beautiful sunrises!

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— And here I skip a day of adventure which deserves a post of its own, and involves rather more story-telling than I have time or inspiration for at the moment. —

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Morning walks on the beach, coffee in hand, were one of my favorite things. One morning Sam and I saw the dolphins playing about 25 yards out. It was amazing to watch!

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He loved running up and down the beach as we walked slowly along behind him.

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A couple of the days were really still, and the water was amazingly clear. I actually braved the water (without a kayak) those days. The other days were breezy enough for me not to want to get too wet.

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❤ my dork!

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The last full day came with the biggest swells we’d seen all week. They had a lot of fun playing in them. Sam and I were dealing with a sick moose, but we made it down to watch a couple times, and Sam went out when Ryan was napping in the afternoon.

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I may have preferred the calmer, clearer days, but the wind did make for some picturesque waves!

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Looking down to the beach from our balcony.

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Postcard worthy.

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Our lovely rental, Sea Rose.

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I’m ready to go back. Can we please go back?!

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