Memorable Memorial Day at the Beach

Elizabeth, Grace, Trinity, Faith and I were blessed beyond measure again today as we trekked to one of our favorite beaches on what promised to be quite the busy day…

Memorial Day is always among of the busiest days of the year on Florida beaches, and today was no different. I’m not typically a huge fan of crowded beaches so to avoid the chaos we hit the road early, getting to the beach shortly after 9am.

First, the drive was simply awesome. Then, the beach of choice for the day, St Pete Beach had ample parking, a nice change from the typical parking war that takes place during summer months. Finally, the Gulf water was just right, both warm enough to jump right in and cool enough to be refreshing under a bright, hot Florida sun.

The girls got to play ring-around-the-rosie, Grace and Trinity got to jump waves and swim and collect seashells, I took a few minutes to catch-up on emails…

All is is this was one of the best trips to the beach we’ve had as a family of five, even baby Faith laughed and played in the small waves which had been intimidating her until today.

I praise God for this wonderful day and look forward to more glorious days on the beach… :)

Memorial Day 2011, St Pete Beach, Exit off I-275 Memorial Day 2011, St Pete Beach, Walkway to the Beach Memorial Day 2011, St Pete Beach

Memorial Day 2011, St Pete Beach, Playing Ring Around the Rosie Memorial Day 2011, St Pete Beach, Grace St.Pierre Soaking Memorial Day 2011, St Pete Beach, Daniel Saint-Pierre Checking Emails