destination: cocoa beach

we live only a few hours from the sandy shores of the gulf of mexico. it’s a shame i’ve never really taken advantage of this. my daughter, going on 5 1/2, has never had the pleasure of experiencing a “real” beach. so when the opportunity to join some family for a beach get-a-way arose, we jumped on it. only this get-a-way was on the atlantic side of florida in cocoa beach. i fell in love with road-tripping in my teenage years, but road tripping with kids? well, it wasn’t too bad actually. 12+ hours in the car was absolutely worth the giggling, gaggling bond between devyn and her temporary bff jayla. for nearly 6 days straight, they were like peas and carrots. my camera followed them a lot. and i am seriously aching for some more beach. so much beauty, energy and inspiration there. the colors, the wind, the smell of the ocean, the grit of sand between your toes and everywhere else.. early morning jogs on the smooth, hard sand just beyond the waves’ reach with the sun rising over the open horizon.. ahh there i go, off in beach dreamland again…

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