Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

OK, so when I said I wouldn't mind a rain day or two over the long weekend, I didn't mean that as an invitation to Beryl to become a Tropical Storm when hurricane season hasn't even officially started!

My husband booked an ocean view villa on Amelia Island which meant we literally had front row seats to the storm.  You can't see the white caps of the waves from the pictures I took from our back patio, but trust me, they are there.  I wasn't crazy enough (or maybe I just didn't want to get wet) to walk down to the beach to take pictures.

It really wasn't that bad as storms go.  The power did go out for most of the night.  The condo didn't have any flashlights, so we all used our handy dandy flashlight apps on our cell phones!  I am happy that most of the gorgeous canopies of trees were spared from the storm.  

We still had a great weekend!  The weather was perfect the first two days for relaxing on the beach and by the pool.  We even had dinner with friends from home who also happened to be vacationing nearby.

I spent many hours reading, writing, drawing (if you can call it that) and stitching.  My daughter was happy to have at least one of her brothers to hang out with.  She sure gets lonely being "the only child".

One last thing.  Did you see this wedding video posted online?  I can't say for sure this Florida couple is the same one who was married on Amelia Island right before Tropical Storm Beryl hit, but it wouldn't surprise me!


  1. Beautiful pictures, but I'm so glad you didn't go down to the beach!! Did it bring back memories of 'goula??

  2. So glad you are fine. Years ago Treasure and I had been on vacation in Orange Beach,AL for all of 48 hours when we had to evacuate for hurricane Ivan. The room we had been in saw wave action. It was really much more than I had expected in a vacation!

  3. Sounds like it was a vacation that you won't soon forget! I'm glad that you were able to have a good time in spite of the weather!

  4. I am glad that you had a good time in spite of Beryl. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  5. Glad you had a good time and were able to capitalize on some quiet time! Glad you are safe!