Thanksgiving Day on 30A was wonderful in so many ways! A huge part of my enjoyment of the day was due to all the happy families who made the choice to spend the long weekend at the beach – a wise choice, in my opinion. You couldn’t ask for better weather or more sunshine. True beach weather and it was delightful!
I got out and about in the morning and the bike path that runs the length of 30A was teeming with families on bikes and couples walking. The runners were out in full force, I guess working off their impending Thanksgiving dinners – smart move, runners! Lots of families sat outside and had breakfast at The Broken Egg in Grayton Beach and it looked like Amavida Coffee was doing a booming business.
Back home in Blue Mountain Beach I spent some time with Scouty, my Golden Retriever, did a few small chores, read a little and prepared to spend the rest of the holiday with Mike at his new home on Camp Creek Lake. Camp Creek Lake is a few miles up 30A between Seagrove Beach and Alys Beach.
It is so lovely and peaceful at his place. We spent some time sitting out on his lake dock and listened to the fish jump – splash!- and they’re gone. His neighbors across the lake were having a blast – lots of laughter and happiness over there! Dad and a couple of kids got out the YOLO boards and paddled around the lake. A few folks cruised by in their kayaks and you just knew that they were filled with contentment as they enjoyed all the beauty surrounding them.
Along with stick throwing for Roxy, the Black Lab Office Manager for Luxury Properties on 30A, fire building and watching, and visiting with friends, there was a lot of cooking going on in the house. And, I must say, it was good! The organic turkey was scrunptious and came from Fresh Market in Destin. Fresh Market is a beautifully soothing,. small, specialized grocery store that offers organic and healthy food to its customers. I would highly suggest you stop by and make a purchase or two.
As the day wound down and we found a little room for pumpkin mousse by the fire, we took some time to talk about the things for which we are thankful. We have so very many good things in our lives and it’s nice to have a special holiday for reflection on those good things. I’ll not share all of my list with you, but I will tell you that I am very thankful to have spent Thanksgiving as a new “local” here in the paradise that is known as 30A.
I love “Living Life on 30A!”.