When I need a change of scenery, I always think of Florida. Though I have lived in Ohio since my teenage years, I grew up in central Florida and when I go back the scenery hits me with a strange combination of familiarity and foreignness.
I would love to visit every year if I could. We actually managed a trip there last February right before everything shut down, and I’m looking forward to returning as soon as we can.
The above photos are from Washington Oaks State Park, and the ones below from the beaches at St. Augustine. There is a lot of different scenery in Florida, and I enjoy it all.
Summer in my mind is tied to Florida, the state where I grew up. We actually try to avoid returning for a visit in the summer months because the weather can be objectively miserable. But there’s nothing like sunny day in Florida to really feel like summer!
We took a trip there almost exactly two years ago.
We spent some time burning our feet on the beach sand as well as taking a stroll through a state park.
The local wildlife enjoys the sun, too. And what is better in summer than a cold drink? I had missed Dr. Publix! 😂
If you are at the beach for a summer vacation, what is more essential than a book? Happy summer reading!