You may remember my last tablescape post when I said that Santa was taking a vacation on a tropical beach? Well, Mr. Mid-Atlantic and I caught a ride on his southbound sleigh and we spent the New Year in......
Marco Island Florida! We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the condo balcony where we stayed.
Here's a daytime view on the other side.
Looking back at our retreat from the beach.
January 1st 2012.....what a wonderful day to be at the beach.
The water was beautiful.
Mr. Mid-Atlantic taking a New Year's dip.
I entered the "Mrs. Manatee" swimsuit competition. Actually, I can't quite believe that I'm posting this picture...but..oh well. Just keeping it real.
Between the time on the beach...
.....and at the pool....we could hardly believe that we were in bathing suits the end of December and beginning of January.....and not in overcoats and snow boots like we were last year!
And for my south Florida friends....
What kind of tree is this? Does this pod thing bloom?
We had a fabulous time bringing in the New Year to the scent of sunscreen and gulf breezes. A great start to 2012. I think Santa had a terrific idea!
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