Friday

Sunset

Eat food from farmers markets.
Drink good tea each morning.
Read books that make you feel.
Paint, even if you’re awful.
Write, even when you have nothing to say.
Sit in the fresh air outside.
Go on hikes.
Swim in lakes and wade in streams.
Sleep as long as you need.
Work hard at what you love.
Work hard at what you hate.

Love unconditionally and wholeheartedly.

Happy Friday!

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Venetian Pool

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My, now college sophomore, daughter had only one full week off between spring and summer semesters.  I decided to sneak in some quality time with her and do something a bit touristy.  When you live in a vacation spot, it’s easy to forget about all the unique opportunities right at your finger tips.  We decided to shoot down to Miami for the afternoon and visit the Venetian Pool.

The pool was created in the 20’s from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool.  The Venetian Pool was transformed into a paradise that is included in the National Register of Historic Places, the only swimming pool to have such a designation.

Upon walking in, you feel like you have transcended into a lush tropical vacation in Italy; waterfalls, caves, a beach, shallow lounge and, of course, the massive pool.  All of this beauty is surrounded by stone landscape and buildings architected from another time and place.  This south Florida tourist spot is a must if you are anywhere near Miami.

I thoroughly enjoyed my one-on-one time with my girl.  Now she’s off to the fun things in life like micro-biology.

Let’s Race!

Custom Race Board
I just picked up my custom race board from Mike at Bird Surfboards in Deerfield Beach, FL. I am one of the team riders for Bird. This board was custom built by Mike with my input along the way. I cannot wait to get it in the water and start racing. If you’re interested in trying the paddleboard race scene, let me know by filling out the form below. I can get you a great deal on a board just like this one, answer any questions you have about the sport or give you the scoop on the exercise benefits of paddleboarding.

This is a perfect starter board. Let’s race!

Wintertime

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With Thanksgiving approaching and wintertime upon us, I felt it was a good time to just simply say that I’m thankful. I am an outdoorsy girl; a beach girl. We have lived in south Florida now for 8 years and I will never get tired of the warm weather. While everyone else is bunkering down for the cold, we are surfing. I love only having two seasons. The beach is my happy place and I get the privilege of enjoying it all year long. I am thankful.