After the excitement of our first day, we settled into a nice, deep bliss. We slept quite a bit and spent more hours than we'd planned to at the beach. There were paints, but we hardly used them. There were cameras, but only a handful of photos were taken. The beaches were so empty - I guess it must have been because of Tropical Storm Emily in the vicinity. Whatever the reason, it was wonderfully peaceful. We all got more sun than we'd planned and Emma got way too much sun.
Here are some of the things we saw:
We ended the day at Lovers Key State Park. It really was one of the most beautiful beaches I've been to, and I'd highly recommend it. The only problem is that we were rounded up and ushered out of the park as soon as the sun sank below the horizon. I usually like to linger a while - that's when the sky's colors really become amazing! But, even with the security guard following us up the boardwalk (we were the last ones out of the park and the chatter over his radio was definitely about our "one last car" in the parking lot), I stopped to take one last picture.