I've been looking forward to our Florida stop since we first decided to go on this cross-country trip. The biggest surprise here was that I had super fans that traveled there to be at my event! (Or maybe my groupies were actually my sister with her family and my awesome neighborhood friends that just happened to also have a trip scheduled at the same time--who really can say?)
The set up at Sundog Books was unique and so much fun! I sat on the porch and talked to the store's patrons. It took me a minute to get the hang of it. At first I was afraid I made too much eye contact. Then I was worried it wasn't enough. Then I overthought whether I should sit down or stand up. But when I finally relaxed and realized I could just enjoy and chat with a bunch of interesting people, it become one of my favorite things. It was like interactive people watching.
We all (kids and adults) loved playing with our friends at the beach. The sand was white, the water was clear, and we were not eaten by sharks.
One of my favorite parts things to do when I'm in a new place is to go on a jog and snap pictures with my phone. I was taking pictures of the beach and a family fishing--when I got closer, I realized the family was my own.
We were bummed to leave our friends and family, but we are also looking forward to the next stop. Headed to South Carolina!