Okay, so, you already know our family lives in Florida. And that we're visiting them before we head to China. And that James and I were high school sweethearts here in our Hometown.
A thousand years ago.
Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Some (most? almost all?) things here in sleepy little Hometown never change.
The beach is always yummily inviting, and only a few steps away (as I said, don't hate me!):
Since it's only September (it doesn't get coolish here until about November), it's still warm out on the beach:
This next picture is pretty much a free (FREE!) ad for Nikon, which is both the kind of camera that I have AND the kind of lenses that I use, even though my favorite lens broke randomly a week or two ago and I had to mail it into Nikon AND THEY DON'T MAIL TO DPO ADDRESSES, so they won't mail it to me in Chengdu once they fix it. DARNIT.
But, my current issues with Nikon notwithstanding, I just *love* my camera and my lenses. Just look what they can do:
Oh yes, there are some fabulous photo opportunities in Florida.
Floridian sunrises are gorgeous, and worth waking up for:
Know what else?
Florida wildlife wears weaponry on its face. But is still pretty:
If you don't think that the above beak is "weaponry," then I invite you to get really close to that bird while holding something in your hand that it wants to eat.
Let me know how that goes for you.
Here's another picture I've taken recently that I adore. I call it "And This is Pretty Much What I Look Like From My Husband's Perspective ALL THE TIME:"
As for us, today is Thursday. This weekend we will leave quiet little Hometown, FL and start our winding journey to Chengdu, China (our new post).
We're making a few stops along the way for meetings here and happenings there, etc., so we're not going to get to post for, like, a whole 'nother week or something... but it's getting close.
It's getting realllllllllllly close.
And as interesting as travel/going to new places/experiencing new things is... it's hard to leave our Hometown and our families.
Oh yes, it's VERY hard to leave.