To simplify sharing expenses now that we are living together, John and I decided to open a joint checking account. The visit to the bank was the last of a morning full of errands, so we thought that we had earned a day at the beach (we hadn’t been swimming at all this week we’ve been in Florida!). From the bank, we made a beeline to nearest waterfront park – which just happened to be named Honeymoon Island State Park. So we can claim to have celebrated this new step in our relationship at an aptly named park.
We were chased out of our water playtime by a thunderstorm (a PSA about why you shouldn’t be in the ocean during a lightening storm), so we retreated to our home in the parking lot to wait out the storm. It was really great to be able to sit and watch the storm while working on the blog waiting to get back to play time. After the storm rolled by we biked around the island on our compact folding bicycles.
Then back to the beach for the romantic couple time required by the island name.
While we were sitting on that swing, something slimy landed on my leg. It turned out to be a little frog – that guy could hop! He must have jumped 100 times his height.
I was also interested to learn of ‘Sea Grapes’, which according to the informational placard were used by pioneers to make jam. I was eager to try one, but alas they are not yet ripe.