USA Part 2 | The 'South' South

| Dec 27-Jan 2 Perdido Key, FL |

This crazy bunch had a pretty good time down on the coast. Football games, Flora-Bama and seafood...I sure felt like I was back home.

Van, my brother Daniel, his girlfriend Shanda and I all stayed in my little cousin Shelby's apartment for the week after Christmas and we got to catch up on some bonding time. I felt a little guilty for not travelling around and seeing other family members and friends but I knew this time with my family was much needed.

And with this view everyday....sigh.


I was a terrible photo capturer for our time down in Florida. I just enjoyed soaking in everybody through my own two eyes! I got to see my Grandmother, who drove all the way from Arkansas and I also got to see my sweet cousin Kelli! The time was too short but I'm thinking that we will all meet again sooner than later. 

And check out this sunset from one of my favorite Perdido Key restaurants....


Our days were spent outside when the weather wasn't yucky. And when it was yucky, we watched a lot of football at the tiki bar!


And you can't make a trip to the Gulf Coast without a visit to the Flora-Bama. We had our favorite Bushwhackers, and my sweet friend Bridget came by to say hello!


It was hard to say goodbye to family but I know I will be seeing them soon. Florida may be an option for us as a home base in the future and this trip back home made me realise that it might just be the best option. Who knows where the wind will blow us to this year?!

And as for coming back to England, it was so nice to go and pick up my puppies and get settled back into to our British life. However, the jetlag has been absolutely brutal. We messed up by not setting an alarm for our first morning and we slept until 5pm. Talk about confusion waking up and it's dark outside! So I think we may be back on track today but goodness, this has been the worst jetlag so far. 

But, the jetlag lazies are giving me some time to catch up on posts from Germany and Paris (which seems so long ago now) so stay tuned for those coming up! 

14 comments

  1. Such beautiful views! I was the same way, when I was back home I just wanted to stay curled up inside with my family and was a bit bad about running around visiting everyone else, but it was exactly what I wanted. I think knowing that I can go home for my summer holiday is the only thing that made it possible for me to say goodbye to my family!

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  2. Absolutely stunning views on the water. That photo of the sunset is incredible- it's good enough to sell! x

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  3. I just love the water....I have so many sunset pictures from that same spot!! Thanks :)

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  4. I'm so glad you will get to go back! Yeah, I hope no one got their feelings hurt....it was just nice to relax and enjoy the family that was there with us. We will be moving soon again anyway and will see everybody soon ebough :)

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  5. How cool if you could go back and be near your family, it's always nice to travel but you realise being around family is so important when you get older.

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  6. Waking up at 5pm! Ah! So disorienting, that would take me forever to get back on it.
    Also, bras on the line?

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  7. STUNNING PHOTOS! I leave tomorrow to head back to Germany and really need to be good about jetlag. I just let it take me over and will end up sleeping super late as well!

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  8. Thanks! The beach is just too easy to capture ;) Regulate your sleep and you will do fine! I did ok when I came back in May but this time around we really were dumb....I'm still up untiil 3am every night and I can't make it stop!!! Ugh!!!

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  9. Yes, the jetlag has been crazy....I have a hard time remembering what day it is or what happens on which day...ugh!! And yes, those are bras....always has been a staple in the FloraBama!!

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  10. Yes it would be nice to be back near family since we haven't lived near my family since we have been married (10 years!!) I am anxious to see where our next home is!!

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  11. Love love love the sunset photo! All the water photos are beautiful. And that frosty looking drink with the cherry on top is too cute, haha.

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  12. The drink is called a Bushwhacker!! It's cute but pretty deadly!! :)

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  13. Oh, those oceanfront views!!!! And I love your new header, did you make that?

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  14. We had some amazing views!! And yes, I made my header :) I felt I needed a little change around here!

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