52 Tuesdays Challenge #24 – Tropical

Welcome to week 24 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tropical!

After all of these winter storms it’s time to sit back, relax and dream of sunny beaches! We made a trip to Grand Cayman last summer for July 4th and loved the family time and fun. Building sand castles and sea turtles, watching beautiful sunsets & sunrises, swimming with the sea turtles (and smiling fish). And we even got to hold the baby sea turtles! Enjoy a little escape to the islands!


My Own Light Show

For my birthday my Hubby and I took the motorcycle out to the west of Austin/San Antonio and rode the Twisted Sisters (Three Sisters) route .  We stayed in a comfy bed and breakfast, Meyer, in Comfort, TX. Our lodging was very unique and we truly enjoyed our stay – in a building that was probably once a store or office back in the day. Anywho, my point – our back porch was lit with Christmas lights! It was a great space with a table, hammock and chairs. Very relaxing. One evening I sat in the hammock and played around with my camera and the Christmas lights. Hope you enjoy the results as much as I enjoyed taking them!

An Hour On The Coast Off Highway 1

I recently found a spot in the world that time seemed to slow and life became much more simple. It all started at the Cafe Aquatica in Jenner, California. There I found a few gems of the California coast along Highway 1. Now, I’m an Urbanspoon junkie and it usually leads me to some, what I would call, “hole-in-the-wall” eateries. And rarely am I disappointed – certainly not in this case!

I walked into the small store not sure what to expect. What I found was a little slice of laid-back America, intent on organic ingredients, and just plain yummy food and a great latte! Now, I love my lattes… and I love pastries…and I love being outdoors. The Cafe Aquatica gave me all those and more!

After ordering my latte, selecting my avocado/bacon “muffin”, I took them outside to sit and watch the Russian River gently roll by to the Pacific. What I found was a truly beautiful, foggy morning with lots of color and a little lady named Sierra.

First off, the “muffin” was incredible! With avocado and bacon and the muffin part tasted highly of yummy egg and the smooth, creaminess of the latte were mouthwatering. And I met a new friend, Sierra, who loved to play fetch with her ball – running right out into the river to bring it back completely wet!

And if you were interested in the rest of Jenner, California, I would recommend that you spend a weekend or a night at the Jenner By The Sea (Jenner Inn) . Unfortunately, by the time I discovered it, they were already booked for the weekend – but a cute little getaway for a relaxing weekend – especially if you want to ride the curves on your motorcycle or just wander up the coast to Fort Ross.


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