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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Finally a post from my friend Judith!

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She has posted a curent photo on her blog and is getting back into posting some more photographs! I just love what she does!
Hooray Judith, I am waiting to see more pictures!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The beach and blue skies, Melbourne Beach, FL

I miss the blue-blue (photo not retouched, just as it came out of my point and shoot pocket camera) skies especially while standing under a palm!
Links to photos from same trip on this Blog: (use your shift key + press link to open new window)

Satellite Beach continued

Great place to walk after breakfast near the beach. This is the area just over the Melbourne Bridge The beach is such a huge part of the life here... Ahhhhhh!
Love the sea grape all around, the knarly trunks are rarely viewed, but here by the boardwalk they could be observed closely.

When I saw this sign, it reminded us of the Sinfeld episode about the Bizzarro world where it was an alternate universe. We didn't eat here because we had just had breakfast nearby and headed out of town.

Melbourne, Florida has a historic shopping district

I took these photos quickly just stepping out of the car. Was hard to take photos as we walked around because I was so busy just looking at everything! I had seen some of the antiques online on Craigslist (antique section for Space Coast, FL) and saw the New Haven area listed. I was surprised to see that I recognized some of the items I had seen on CL in some of the shops. I talked to some of the shop owners and had such fun because it felt like I had been there before! The streets were already filled with cars parked early in the morning!
This is such a quaint area. Just beyond the shops is the main road where we caught the bridge back to Satellite Beach. There were a lot of antique and consignment shops and little bakeries and places to eat.

Melbourne & Satellite Beach Florida more photos...

Doubletree Hotel
This is where we stayed. I took a room on the first floor, missing some of the view, BUT we were only in the room to sleep in the dark anyway! This was the view I had on the first floor, but we could walk only the distance of a few rooms to the pool and deck walk to the beach access. The room was very private when we opened the curtains and we got lots of light! All the rooms face the ocean (East exposure) so the sunrise was wonderful!

The inground hot tub was great for warming up after walking the beach and in the water. We had GREAT weather, nice temperate temperatures and great ocean breezes! Missing it already (got home last night).
Most of the beach here have environmental protection sand dunes along the beach, the sea grape and grasses protect erosion. It provides a shield from the wind and sand/sea spray as well. When we sat outside for dinner at night around the pool, the wind was a bit tamer at the table area, then we went up on the boardwalk, the wind picked up. Was such a nice breeze!
I took this photo from the car as we drove up to the hotel after having breakfast at the Blue Berry Muffin house. Yummy with homemade muffins and pies. The blueberry muffins were fresh, moist and tasted like blueberry pie! The food was so good we ate breakfast every morning on our way out of town.
This was one of the few planters that the hotel had in the front by the entrance. I was taken by the texture and colors. These were huge, like 4' across.
I just loved the flooring! It was a type of vinyl and highly polished, but the dark mahogany color and the pale bamboo strip was just stunning! I loved walking on it and took this way to the pool instead of outside just to see the floor!

I can't believe our week went by so fast! It seemed longer when we were there because we fit in so much in a day. But, now I am home sitting at the computer and thinking it went by so fast! If I could just move there NOW I would!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Melbourne Beach, Florida

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pictures from our trip to Florida

Hello from Satellite & Melbourne Beach, Fl

We are staying in Satellite Beach Florida this week. Here are some of the sights I have been seeing! Even the Publix supermarket has PALMS! The beach is across the street.


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