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A Quick Beach Experience

So, this past week I’ve been “out of pocket,”  as my father would say. The trip to our daughter’s graduation in Georgia was wonderful (albeit tricky with a bit of pain and the ever-present insomnia slowing me down). Then on the way back, the husband INSISTED we stop here. Hoping to find some version of water and sand, we were over the moon to discover Pensacola Beach, Florida. We’d been to Destin (located a bit further down the peninsula) and knew that the further south you went, the better the beach/water, but we had no idea that we could find something this perfect without several additional hours of travel.  Much purring ensued….

Pensacola Beach, Florida - From the dunes

Pensacola Beach, Florida – From the dunes

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Pensacola Beach, Florida – Perfect sand, perfect water. What more could a girl want? [OK, loaded question there! 🙂 ]

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Pensacola Beach, Florida – It’s interesting to see the color variation of the water as it gets deeper. Lots of blues…

Is that gorgeous or what?! Then we went to eat here (that’s my younger son in the adirondack chair, but he shall remain anonymous 🙂 ). This is my kind of coastal place – not fancy, but with character. Of course it’s catering to tourists; I just don’t care.  We had a great time here!

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Flounder’s, Pensacola Beach, Florida – Great food, great atmosphere, cute unattached young guys!

Flounders, Pensacola Beach - The entry. That's the same boat on the left that you see from the outside

Flounder’s, Pensacola Beach – The entry. That’s the same boat on the left that you see from the outside.

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Flounder’s, Pensacola Beach, Florida – There are three different seating areas. We sat in these benches. Past the umbrellas is more beautiful white sand and turquoise water.

I just wanted a little slice of key lime pie.  I DID NOT eat the whole thing, but the three of us made a pretty big dent in it. Yum!

I just wanted a little slice of key lime pie. I DID NOT eat the whole thing, but the three of us made a pretty big dent in it. Embarrassing, verging on obscene, but it did taste good.