Surf Trip (Day 1)

I’m here!  I’m here!  I’m here!  I’ve arrived to my home for the next three days – the Seagrove Villas Motel.

The Seagrove Villas Motel - built in 1952 photo credit: www.sowal.com

The Seagrove Villas Motel – built in 1952
photo credit: www.sowal.com

So…I’m not exactly staying in one of these cute little cottages, mine is more of an “efficiency condo.”  However, I’m on the 3rd floor of the three-story building across the courtyard from these precious little bungalows, and my view of the gulf is AMAZING.

I am obviously beside myself with excitement and this clip captures it all:

My check-in time wasn’t until 4:00, so I scheduled a massage appointment a few hours earlier to kick off the weekend.  The therapist had a take no prisoners approach to deep tissue work, so I definitely got my money’s worth (nothing like productive pain, kids) and I’m ready for a weekend of paddling.



Afterwards, I stopped off at a juice bar a few yards off the beach and got a smoothie with bananas, almond butter, brown rice protein and spirulina…I feel like I could paddle for a week straight after a meal like that.

So the room!  It’s exactly what I was looking for.  No frills, lots of character (note the mismatching and rattan below), and it’s got a to-die-for view of the gulf.  I couldn’t be happier.


I just don’t know what to do first – yoga, surf, write – I feel like I’m in a chocolate shop and the chocolatier behind the counter is telling me, “Just take one.” OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA