We just spent the past two weeks at our 2nd home – New Smyrna Beach, FL. We’ve visited every summer but, this year, due to my grandmother’s illness, we pushed the trip back to the Fall. I think we’ll visit in the Fall from now on. It was nice to have temps in the 80s and low 90s vs over 100 degrees. The water was definitely warm enough for swimming.
We visited all of our old favorite restaurants (with no wait time!) like JB’s Fishcamp, the Spanish River Grill (just ask Wes about his Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon and a Fresh Farm Egg that he had for brunch…) and a new addition, the Taco Shack. It is exactly what it sounds like, except for Monday night we lucked out with $1 tacos, yummy queso and sangria!
Ocean’s Seafood was still crowded…
But most days we just ate in. I’m obsessed with Publix and wish we had one here at home. We got some great things while we were there but my favorite had to be the Wheat Italian 5-Grain bread. We stocked up before we left.
We had an entire week all to ourselves and enjoyed showing Rand the beach, relaxing and being a family of 3. Since Rand wasn’t really ready to “beach it” all day, we did some other fun things like visiting the local farmers’ market
Is anyone still here? This post is almost as long as our trip. I still have a wildlife kayaking adventure to tell you about, but I’ll save it for the next post.
Finally, it was time to go home just as the rain set in. Which made leaving a little easier.
Reminds me of a song I sing to Rand each night before bed…
Jesus, let us come to know you,
Let us see you face to face.
Touch us, hold us, use us, mold us,
Only let us, live in you.
Jesus, draw us ever nearer,
Hold us in your loving arms.
Wrap us in your gentle presence,
When the rains come bring us home.
(by Michael Card)
And so we’re home. For now.
Update: Speaking of bedtime songs…check out my guest post on fellow mom Johanna’s 101 Things I Love Blog