Throwback Thursday photo, Deep Sea Fishing


 I love this picture. Always have….

I love the color of the sun rising, the calmness of the water in the channel before we headed into the gulf. This was taken on our first trip to Florida in 2012. I had booked a deep sea fishing adventure for the boys and I. Turns out I loved it as much as they did!

Nothing major was caught… Small fish called snook, a baby hammerhead shark… But it was fun. And calm. And peaceful. An experience which to me… Is what life is all about. My kids experienced the art of deep sea fishing that day. I experienced it too. I would do it again and again…

Pictures like this remind me to take time to take notice. Of what is around me, to notice our beautiful planet with live on. It reminds me of the joy of experiencing… and living.. LIFE! What a gift, use each day wisely and fully.

Happy Thursday and thank you for walking down memory lane with me again!   


Throwback Photo Thursday, Sweet Liberty

I have set a goal for myself… to share a favorite throwback photo and story every Thursday. Hopefully I can keep up… I think it is so fun to look back at old photos and reminisce about what was going on when you took them.  This photo was taken pretty recently actually. It was one of my favorites from our trip to Naples this past March. We had booked a sunset tour aboard the catamaran the “Sweet Liberty” which left from the Naples city dock. It was a beautiful evening. Winds were calm with just enough push for the sails to go up in the gulf. We watched the sunset, drank wine and had time on the open deck with family. Perfect.

The unique thing about this catamaran is that they allow you to bring Small coolers with beer and wine as well as snacks onto the boat. They do offer drinks for sale on board, but they also allow small coolers which is nice.

I found the whole experience to be relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable by our whole family.

If ever in the area they offer dolphin tours, sunset cruises and manatee sightseeing tours. I encourage you to check them out!

Happy Thursday!