As per my husband’s birthday fantasy, we took a family vacation to Cayo Costa island. It is a state park, accessible only by ferry. Other than the park ranger vehicles, there are no cars on the island. We saw manatees, dolphins and lots of fish. Stayed in a great cabin, sans electricity. The pristine beaches would definitely inspire some lyrical prose by anyone not in a rush to get a blog post up.
We had a great time and will definitely make the trip again next year.
Upon returning home were many packages for the remodel. Scroll down and see what came! In addition to the pretties pictured, my water softener is here. Let’s see what Monday brings!
On the ferry to Cayo Costa...
The kids settled down for a game of UNO while we unpacked in our cabin.
Vm found a big conch on the beach.
The shelling was ridiculously good.
Sea urchin shell
Kayaking to the manatees
Mm loved kayaking! There were so many manatees blowing air...a Florida treat.
Riding a mile with two kids on me was not a smart idea. No pain, no gain.
Rustic fare: quinoa on the camp stove.
Purple cabbage sabji tasted like a feast.
Vm has a definite future as a rickshaw walla.
The kids flipped the seat around and figured out this configuration.
On two separate days we saw dolphins swimming!
We are very wealthy.
The last day we went for a 4 mile hike and came out at a few very private feeling beaches. This one had lovely weathered wood rising out of the Gulf.
Canvas & Velvet Curtains
I love it. But do feel like I could have gone bolder with the knobs.
Kohler drains. Heavy quality. I got three.
Glass knobs. Love. Them.
Brushed aluminum table leg for 8' x 2' marble table. Five legs total.
Simple meal. Garden dill.