Florida: A Trip to the Beach!

Greetings Friends! Last week I was invited to vacation with my Mom in Hollywood, Florida.  I don't travel often so this was an unexpected blessing.   The sound of the waves, the ocean air, our toes in the sand--what a treat!  If you could use a virtual escape, come along........

Hollywood, Florida vacation

When we arrived, the forecast predicted an 80% chance of storms the duration of our trip and the view from the beach didn't look promising! 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

However, I was up with the sun the following morning and the sky was clear! 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

Here's the view from our room balcony later that afternoon...

Hollywood, Florida vacation

...enjoying it with my Mom.  Look at that turquoise water! 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

Hollywood is near Ft. Lauderdale and according to the locals, it was unseasonably warm this year. There was definitely no Fall like weather, so we made the most of our mornings. We ate breakfast al fresco near the beach, then strolled or lounged until it was too hot in the sun. 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

Loved these striped mini cabanas! 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

Our hotel is on the left.  We enjoyed a gorgeous view, extremely comfy beds, excellent service and the best fish tacos I ever ate!  This pretty pink stucco was on our right.


Hollywood, Florida vacation

This charming little trolley had a stop right near our hotel and took us downtown.  Our driver was very friendly and quite the character :)

Hollywood, Florida vacation

How cute is this mosaic sea turtle? 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

Bubble tent, anyone? I had never seen one of these before!

Hollywood, Florida vacation


We thought these shore birds were a type of gull but I have since learned they are terns.  I like their black and white markings. 


Hollywood, Florida vacation


Sunset, sigh....... Thanks Mom! 

Hollywood, Florida vacation

Hope you have a relaxing week! 


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8 comments:

  1. Oh beautiful the beach is! It sounds like your trip was so fun and relaxing. I love all of the photos and I pinned the "peace" photo to my ocean board. That bubble tent is crazy! It seems like it would be so hot in there. I am glad you enjoyed your trip. Hugs. Gigi

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  2. How wonderful for you to take a vacation with your mom, Cecilia! I've never been to Hollywood, Florida, but from your photos it looks great! Soon the snow will be flying here and I will be dreaming of a place like this ;)

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  3. Cecilia ... looks like you had a peaceful, restful vacation with your Mom. Love the picture of you two ... you look a lot like your Mom. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  4. I love the beach...used to go every Easter weekend with my mom and twin sister and our families. Sigh...sweet memories.

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  5. Looks like a great place to take a break. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  6. I live in Florida near Orlando but I keep wanting to go down to the Hollywood part of Florida and enjoy the sand and the beach. Stopped over from Make it Monday

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  7. How wonderful that you got to vacation with your Mom! Sounds like you made some great memories. Love the photos! I saw things I've never seen before... a bubble tent?? Ha!

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  8. What a precious blessing from your mother :) I'm so glad you had such an enjoyable time--looks absolutely wonderful. I vacationed in Hollywood once during college. A good friend's grandparents lived there, so we got free room and board--

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