Steph Goes to the Beach

Friday, July 23, 2010

I was talking with my friend Shae a few days ago about how I need to start taking a day off every now and again to just hang out and enjoy life.

So, yesterday when I woke up I decided that it would be a good day to pack a cooler and head to the beach for some R&R.

I had the best time ever.  (Minus the sunburn).

I saw dolphins and a sting ray (or some kind of ray), and also made friends with a seagull named Burt.

It was awesome.

I took pictures while I was there….

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Welcome to Clearwater Beach!

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The water was gorgeous.

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Beach essentials: Trashy magazine- check. Jumbo Corona- check. Flip flops- check.

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Burt makes his first appearance

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Can I have one of your chips, lady?

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Thanks, lady- you totally rock!

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Shiver me timbers- a pirate ship on the horizon! Arrrrrrr, matey.

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Did I mention my sunburn?

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In the water

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The Lone Flower (I double heart this picture)

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The End.

Have a great weekend, everybody- and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses while you’re at it!

Could not find style "section"22 Responses to Steph Goes to the Beach

  1. On July 23, 2010 at 6:50pm, Megs said...

    Love the pictures Steph!

    It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Florida, but suddenly I have the itch to make my way down there for a vacation.

    Hope you have a great weekend, too.


    • On July 24, 2010 at 8:42am, Stephani said...

      Come on down, Megan! As long as you don’t mind the heat and humidity- it’s hot as heck here right now.


  2. On July 24, 2010 at 6:40am, Clifford said...

    My man Burt!

    It’s always good to steal time away for yourself. This last trip for me was almost like hitting a reset button in my head. Things became clear and I relaxed more.
    .-= Clifford´s last blog ..Pause =-.

    • On July 24, 2010 at 8:43am, Stephani said...

      Hey Clifford,

      Yeah, it was great to get away and just chill out. I definitely need to do it more often.

      Hope all is well with you,
      Steph :)

  3. On July 24, 2010 at 10:31am, Erby said...

    Those pics looked very relaxing. I told you I was thinking about taking the day off as well but I end up only taking a half a day off. :) A little hard for me to ignore the bat phone when it rings with a possible binder on the other end. Glad you were able to get some R&R. You deserve it!

    • On July 24, 2010 at 11:08am, Stephani said...

      Hey Erby,

      Well, at least you got to take a half day off- better than nothing right?

      It really was an awesome, relaxing day, and I’m going to start making a habit of just taking off and enjoying myself more often. The work will still be there when I get back. :)

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. On July 24, 2010 at 1:05pm, Shae said...

    Nice pics Steph! I would’ve LOVED to see those dolphins jumping out of the water. Awesome. So so glad that you decided to take the day off and just enjoy yourself.
    .-= Shae´s last blog ..Jogging the memory for potential private money lenders =-.

    • On July 25, 2010 at 5:11pm, Stephani said...

      Me too- thanks for the suggestion. :)

  5. On July 25, 2010 at 4:28pm, Alyse said...

    It sure ain’t the Jersey Shore! Except for the heat and humidity. We’ve had more 100 degree days than Florida.

    • On July 25, 2010 at 5:11pm, Stephani said...

      Yeah, I heard it was pretty hot up there.

      I think the low here today is supposed to be 78. It’s brutal out, but I kind of like it. :)

  6. On July 26, 2010 at 6:59am, mobilehomegurl said...

    Cool pics, Steph! My goodness, I have not been to the beach in forever!! I’m glad you were able to take some time off, enjoy yourself and just relax :) Sometimes we just need take time to get away from the craziness and drama involved with this business!! But, then again it’s those things that make us keep coming back ;)

    • On July 26, 2010 at 7:50am, Stephani said...

      Hey Rachel,

      I actually decided I’m going to start taking 1 little mini vacation every month- even if it’s just going somewhere for one night. I’ve already got a camping trip scheduled for next month with a friend of mine who lives up in the panhandle of FL. I’m so excited!

      The whole point of me not wanting to work for someone else was so I could do whatever I wanted to, whenever I wanted to, and I need to start doing that now instead of waiting until everything is just right….

      Have a great week! :)

  7. On July 26, 2010 at 10:39am, Esi said...

    Really nice pictures Steph. I need to take that advice myself and take some R&R. Hope you feel refreshed and ready to take on the world.
    .-= Esi´s last blog ..Sow Seeds- Reap Rewards =-.

  8. On July 27, 2010 at 8:23pm, Jeremy said...

    Hey Steph,

    Long-time follower, first-time post. I’ve noticed that your posts lately have been more topical than nuts and bolts of your deals. Have you backed off a little with your offers? I think you’ve talked a couple of times about holding out for bigger deals instead of a bunch of small ones.

    So what’s the deal? (no pun intended) Is it just like it’s always been with your activity or am I on to something?

    • On July 28, 2010 at 10:10am, Stephani said...

      Hi Jeremy,

      I’ve been mostly doing JV deals with a few of my wholesalers friends and haven’t really been focusing on the MLS for awhile. It’s less money per deal, but I really don’t have to put much time or effort into JV deals in most cases, which allows me to free up a lot of time to work on some other projects that I’ve got going on.

      I’m about to ramp up my offer-making again, though, so we’ll see what happens…


  9. On July 29, 2010 at 7:56pm, Fred said...

    Glad to see there is no oil there. It looks like no one else is enjoying the beach thanks to negative media reports.

    • On July 31, 2010 at 9:47am, Stephani said...

      Hey Fred,

      Actually there were quite a few people on the beach. I just go down to the end where it’s kind of deserted. I like my space. :)

  10. On July 30, 2010 at 1:34pm, David said...

    Where are the bikini shots?

    • On July 31, 2010 at 9:48am, Stephani said...

      There aren’t any.

  11. On July 30, 2010 at 1:51pm, Carey_PA said...

    Ahhhhhhhhhh love those water pics. It is hot as heck right now and I’d love to take a dip in the water. You know what really ticked me off?

    We went to Rehoboth Beach last weekend and it was sooo hot out and we got into the hotels indoor pool and it was sooo uncomfortably COLD! I mean it was wayyy too cold. I was mad…….but the next day we went to a different pool and it was a whole lot better so it all worked out.

    Btw, I just uploaded my pics of my tomato watermelon and basil salad….did you make that yet? I’ll put a pic up on my blog soon for ya to check out!
    .-= Carey_PA´s last blog ..Buying Your ATM with Private Money =-.

    • On July 31, 2010 at 9:51am, Stephani said...

      Hi Carey,

      The water in the ocean was just perfect- not cold at all, but not too warm either. I could have stayed out there all day. Actually, I kind of did. :)

      I still haven’t tried the dang watermelon salad! I can’t find walnut oil anywhere- do I have to go somewhere special to get it? I’m heading over to your blog now to look at the pics. I love looking at pictures of food! Does that make me weird?

  12. On August 01, 2010 at 5:49pm, Karen said...

    Hey Steph!

    You can get Walnut Oil in the Greenwise section of Publix. Happy salad-ing!!