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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Where I've Been Today =)

This past week was a really rough one for me. My husband surprised me with an outing today to help take my mind off of things. We drove out to Hanna Park near Atlantic Beach (about an hour drive for us!). It was really nice. We walked the beach, talked, enjoyed some good weather and time together, and then hiked the nature trails out there. Just thought I'd share a few pictures from the adventure.

It was really beautiful back on the trails...

We found this secret pathway up some really STEEP sand dunes. But being the outdoor adventurers that we always are, of course we climbed them. (And in the process lost a flip flop and slipped multiple times). It's kind of hard to tell from this picture just how steep the pathway was, but here you can see me climbing up!

It was so worth the spectacular view, though. Again, picture doesn't do it justice. It was like our own private area!

Had to pause on top of the dunes for a picture with my hubby and his new haircut. He He.

Unfortunately, we didn't find much wildlife, but we did see this very exotic looking plant. I've never seen it before, even in all my studies on the nature trails at my college campus while studying Biology! I think it must be specific to the sand dune habitat. I thought it might be a carnivorous plant, but I tried to look it up when I got home. Not sure? Any ideas? Check it out:

So that was our adventure for the day! On the way home, we stopped by Mochi in the Town Center to get some delicious yogurt. If you live in Jacksonville and haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend that you do! It's sooooo yummy, nutritious, eco-friendly, low-calorie, and pretty inexpensive for what you get!

What About You: What are you doing for fun this weekend?



Blogger Kaity said...

I think those are a type of thistle- at least that's what my mom calls them. =)

April 17, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Thanks, Kaity! Yeah, we found out it was a dune thistle!

April 17, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Klee said...

love this picture of you and kyky

April 17, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Thanks, Kaylee. =)

April 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

You both look so happy and healthy!!! SO happy that you got out today- It truly was a beautiful day in Jax :)

April 17, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Staying in a executive luxury suite at the Hilton in Altamonte Springs, compliments of my Mother-in-law! Enjoying the pool and just relaxing.....

April 17, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Wonderful pic Meagan! Several years ago, my mother and I vacationed in Key West (my parents were stationed there in the 1950's and this was her first return back). We explored the keys and I fell in love with Bahia Honda Beach (sp?)...would love to get back to Florida one of these days and spend more time.

Didn't do anything fun this weekend, but we're running away to do some camping in Georgia tomorrow :)

April 18, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Thanks, Maria! =)

Nicole - WOW! Enjoy! How nice!!!

Julie - Camping in Ga...awesome! I'm jealous! Have a BLAST!

April 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Anonymous jenn said...

Wow! Awesome pics.
It's great that you both got some bonding time!
You hiked in flip flops!?! :)
Thanks for sharing and thank you for your dedication to this site!

April 21, 2010 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Ha Ha. Yeah, I usually wear better shoes, but the park was on the beach, so I had flip flops on instead. =) It was fine, though. The trails were really easy to walk.

April 21, 2010 at 12:38 AM  

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