I LOVE being a SOUTHERN!!! I love the history, the architecture, the culture, the food, and I even love the heat and humidity (well maybe not the humidity but I can live with it)!!! I know some people think I am crazy but I love the SUN!!! I know I shouldn't love the sun with such a high risk of getting skin cancer but I can't get enough of it. Maybe my body is telling me I need the Vitamin D???? Yesterday we hit a new record and hit 102 and are on that same path today. This really makes me feel sorry for the guys working outdoors.
My recent vacation is what made me realize how much I truly love being a southern!!! I went to Alabama for a girl’s trip with my mom and sister. We all had a great time going from one spa treatment to another (best facial I have ever gotten), from one bike ride to another and from sitting by the pool to sitting on the beach!!!!! There, that is a summary of our week long vacation and if you follow me on Twitter then you already know that. We really loved the resort we were at and the relaxing days that we had.
On our vacation we swapped between either mornings or afternoons riding bikes through massive, very old trees that make you just get lost in the their winding branches.
Each tree was intriguing with some of their branches curving down and touching the ground with moss all over them. I don't think I will ever get tired of seeing them!
I really enjoyed riding bikes every day and makes me want to buy bikes for us to ride on around here (to bad we don't have such great scenery). One route that we took hugged the coast; so on one side was the ocean...
...and the other was gorgeous southern plantation homes (mansions).
The other route we took was on the golf course (with permission to do so), and we got lost and couldn't find our way back to the resort. Marcus asked me if we paid attention to what hole we started on and all we knew is we came in by some tennis courts. I guess we were enjoying ourselves too much to pay attention to a detail like that????
The food was exceptionally good!!! I love seafood and was in the perfect location to get some really good seafood!!! Some people with me had never heard of grits being served other than for breakfast, but everywhere we went they had grits and shrimp or grits and some other seafood on top. We never tried this but always sounded interesting to me. I true southern combination! I am a Southern girl and no matter where I live I will always have that Southern culture within me, because I love A Southern Kind of Life*.
(* A Southern Kind of Life...song sung by Kasey Chambers)
****Now on to trip #3 for the Summer, we are leaving for Lake Conroe tonight!!! (We are also trying to plan one more BIG trip for after I have surgery)****
I am sooo grateful to the many blessing God is pouring down on us during this waiting time...it brings me to tears!!!! (We try and post more on this at a later date)