The most amazing thing happened on the third day of my mini vacation. We went out for a walk with our sweaters and jackets on [ of course, remember day 2? ] ... and we suddenly started to sweat!!!
WHAT?! 20 degrees Celsius ( 68 F) in the middle of winter???!!!
But no! I won't do it! This time I won't complain about the strange climate changes.
[ Hey! I'm on a Holiday Break on a BEACH location! Can you blame me? ]
Instead, I'm going to tell you all about the MIRACLE of being blinded by a big warm sun in the middle of winter!
Let me begin by showing you this very cool panoramic picture of the beach!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it myself [ Thanks Dad!]
So, back to the story of Day 3, when we realized it was a much warmer day than we had originally expected, we went straight to the beach to hang out there for a few hours.
Of course, it was still not the type of weather to be wearing a swimming suit [ nor had I brought one with me, for obvious reasons ] but it still felt pretty much like a warm spring day, with almost no wind. And that last factor made our stay on the beach so enjoyable.
As you can see, I was wearing my fave Gap hot pink sweater, and a pair of dark gray Abercrombie tights. But keep in mind I took these pictures around 3-4 pm. Before that time, it was too hot for a sweater and only wore a tank top instead.
Also, note that I have no makeup on [ Sure! Why not? Who said Beauty Bloggers need to have makeup on all day every day??? I dare to doubt that to even be healthy for your skin! ].
Back to the beach, we chose an area to park the SUV and hang out, where there is generally very few people...
[ Can you can see the tire-prints we left in the sand on the picture above? ]
It was so relaxing to be there all by ourselves. The plan was to just get lost in nature for a while :)
THIS is the first thing I did when I got to there...
I'll admit it: I love being barefoot. In fact, I'll go one step further and say I'm an advocate of being bare-feet, whenever possible!
[ Specially at home! I don't care about all the cons... I feel my stress levels go down when I am! ]
And what can be more relaxing than feeling your feet buried in the damp sand like this?
Oh wait! Actually THIS is even more relaxing...
That could be the perfect most relaxing experience ever... It really could...
...If it wasn't WINTER!
< LOL >
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting the water to be warm after the temperature we'd been having... but it was ice cube freezing cold!!!
Just a quick reality check sent from Winter , to remind us of her presence :D
And when I say cold, I mean it was cold to the bone... but I enjoyed it so much! As I said, the whole day felt like a gift from God.
If all this wasn't enough... the strangest thing happened... BOTH, my husband and I got ladybugs on us!!!
Un segno? [ Translated from Italian: "A sign?" ]
I don't know about yours, but in our culture, if a ladybug lands on you that means GOOD LUCK!
To complete this amazing day we went back to the house and had coffee and warm butter croissants.
They were beyond tasty and spongy!
< Yum! Yum! >
After a long weekend full of delicious treats, something tells me I'll be paying a little visit to my nutritionist... real soon! I don't regret it though :)
As you can see I had the loveliest time on my last mini vacation day!
I rested, laughed, relaxed, recharged and came back home feeling AMAZING!!!
In case you missed my previous posts, here are my updates on Day 1 and Day 2.
Now over to you: Ever had an unexpected day surprise you?
Please, do share with me in the comments below.
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