Palm trees everywhere you look. There are so many different types that I can't even begin to keep track of all of them.
I love how they have these huge palms lining the middle of the road.
Had to catch a pic of the sign. :) There is an awesome playground by the pier and they have lots of fun stuff there. We went one night and watched the street (I guess technically pier) performers and looked at all the stuff for sale from the vendors on the pier. They have family movie night there too that we might have to go back to at some point. There is a big lawn there and a park and then the huge beach and the pier. I can kinda see why it won best beach! We actually don't usually go to the 'beach' there though. We go to a different one that is smaller and less crowded.
The view on the way over one of the bridges to the beach. That's the bay on the right and the Gulf of Mexico is on the other side of the buildings. There is another bride that has an amazing view, but I have yet to take a pic while on it. I'm usually driving!
Taken from the same bridge, this is the view to the left while driving. You can see the Gulf in the background.
These were all taken one day when we went for a drive. So, of course, we had to stop for treats! I love these so much!
The kids had never had sno balls, and my boy really liked his as you can tell! My girl didn't really like hers, she's more of an ice cream lover.
Stopped by the drawbridge. I'm sure if I were in a hurry I would think it was super annoying, but I think it's the coolest thing ever when just out for a drive. :)
Just another gorgeous palm tree. I promise I'm not trying to rub it in! I honestly feel bad about posting sometimes because I don't want people to think that I'm bragging or rubbing it in, and really, moving hasn't been all sunshine and roses, but this is our new view, and I want to share our lives just like I always have on this blog. I just tend to focus more on the positive side, because really, that's the stuff you wanna hear, right? And I know if I start to complain after posting pics like this you all are gonna feel really sorry for me. ;)
I'm going to try to take some photos from around our condo next. It's so totally different than this wide open view of palm trees and sky. It's more like a canopy of trees and shade mixed with some spooky Spanish moss and exotic plants. Okay, it's hard to explain. I'll post pics...I promise!