Now this is what I'm talking about! The beautiful clear water, warm sand, and salty breezes of the Florida Gulf Coast...it beckons! A long time vacation spot, Destin was but a sleepy little fishing village when my parents first brought us here as kids. Back then there were no mega-hotels and high rise condos. In the mornings we would walk along almost deserted beaches looking for shells at the high tide line and at night we would light up the beach with a bonfire. The time in between was spent in the water.
We still go back to the same beach. Some of the same houses are there. But now we stay in several condos, my parents, my sisters and I, and our respective families. We have good times. The kids run back and forth from the Gulf to the pool, from condo to condo, from one snack to the next...and the adults relax. On this particular day, the Gulf of Mexico was so calm and clear, like one big gigantic swimming pool, thus my silly title. Did you know that the Gulf contains about 643 quadrillion gallons of water? (I wonder how many zeros go behind THAT number.)
This was such an easy layout to create. The stickers, backed with chipboard were layered and pop-dotted in a cluster while colorful patterned papers anchor the opposite corner of my photo. The bright patterns coordinated perfectly with the pretty rafts in my snapshot. And that background paper couldn't be more like the sea.
We missed the beach last year...so this year we are super anxious and can't wait to go back. I'm sure I'll return with a camera full of fond memories ready to be scrapped as well.