For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A little R&R and basking in sunshine…

Howdy there!

I took a few days off from blogging and commenting so I could soak up some rays and relax on the beach in Jacksonville, FL.

Actually it was supposed to rain but we were planning on being content listening to crashing waves from our balcony but the sun decided to come out and play. And we got a sunburn lol

Oh well – we had fun anyway. Lots of walking (I probably got a good 4+ miles in for #fitreaders) & yummy food. I’ve never stayed in Jacksonville before but it was a really fun area and the Hampton Inn we stayed at was right on the beach.

Here are a few views from our room – #2 is the sunrise

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The beach at sunset

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We went out to eat at the Maple Street Biscuit Company – fantastic sandwiches & fried green tomatoes (& mac& cheese with cheese it topping – not pictured). I want one these near where I live sooooooo bad. 

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I have a new review coming up for Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver Friday and I’ll be catching up on visiting blogs/commenting. Hope you're all enjoying your week and warmer weather!

22 comments:

  1. that looks amazing and so peaceful . It's always good to take breaks from blogging and that food looks yummy :)

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  2. I'm not a beach person (all that sand and that much exposure of skin! lol) but that looks nice, I would be content with the view and just walking...if it's not too hot.
    Glad you went and enjoyed it :) a little vacation it's always good. That food looks delicious *drools*

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    1. My husband just likes to sit and listen to the waves. We're not much for actual swimming lol

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  3. Very pretty pictures. Not a 'go in the water' beach girl but I do love looking :D You were pretty close to my mom! She's right outside of Gainesville :D

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    1. We only dipped our toes while walking along the beach.

      I'm closer to your mom where I live than I was at the beach & my hubby works in Gainesville.

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    2. Oh how crazy. I wonder if they've ever run into each other. My grandmom and uncle are in Gainesville. My mom is in Alachua :D But I grew up in Gainesville until I moved away to college in NC.

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  4. Oh so beautiful! Perfect break for sure, and those look so yummy!

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  5. Yay beach, and yummy food :) I really want warmer weather now

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    1. I think you get like two weeks of nice weather per year lol

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  6. 2nd pic = gorgeous :).
    I hope all those miles were able to balance the excess calories of the sandwiches-fried green tomatoes-mac&cheese LOL.

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    1. My legs are killing me from all the walking.

      The food was delish and ovately worth it! In my defense they were tiny sandwiches hehe

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  7. I will be going to Florida for R&R at the end of April. I plan on not taking my laptop, having plenty of wine, and reading by the beach a lot. It is my mom's 60th so we are taking a girl's trip :)

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    1. Good for you!!! We didn't bring any tech gear either. Our phones- but I left it back a the hotel most of the time.

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  8. I love both fried green tomatoes and baked mac n' cheese... you are killing me! LOL Glad you had fun, a lot of my family lives down there close to Jacksonville :)

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  9. I miss FL! Have fun Karen, thanks for sharing these photos!

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  10. Ah, it's nice to just relax and enjoy yourself sometimes. Glad you're having fun!!

    -Lauren

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  11. It looks so peaceful! I need to explore Florida more. I usually just make a beeline for Disney! haha.

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  12. Aahh. lucky you <3 Hope you had a nice, relaxed vacation :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  13. yay, sounds like it was so relaxing!!! yummy biscuits!! :)

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