Friday, July 26, 2013

POP-ular destination!

Here are a few pics from our vacay in sunny Florida. Dodging raindrops, we still had a great time!

 view from room, sunny mornings!
 mmm, mmm, good!
(Ford's garage)

 birds let me get close, didn't seem to mind...
 the feet shot on the morning walk
 boys got water-logged at pool, nice it wasn't crowded!
 Steamin' Oyster Brewery! 
my favorite part! I got to meet fellow CQ author,
Jamie Ayers! Talking shop and shopping!
Then, we both got to see Shrek, the Musical.
Incredible happy coincidence!! Awesome show!
I shot this video because it was amazing to watch... Nature is awesome!

And I was inspired to write this poem while I was there...

We Are Waves

Pushing to reach
High on the beach
Then we fall back
As more waves attack

I want to be
A tsunami
Not just abide
Washed up in low tide

Hope your summer (or whichever season you are in) is going well. Can't believe school starts in less than a month! Have a great weekend!

PS - Thanks to those who have offered up reviews of POP TRAVEL,
they are greatly appreciated!
And if you don't have it yet, there's a giveaway on Goodreads (thru Aug 15)
in addition to mine - only three days left!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Dana said...

This post makes me want to go back to Florida! We haven't been there for years. How cool that you were able to meet another CQ author! It sounds like you had a great time.

Happy weekend. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That video reminded me - I need to get back to the beach! :)

Glad you enjoyed your trip! Have a good weekend.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks like a great time and glad you got to meet Jamie!
Like the burger bun as well.

Julie Flanders said...

Nothing I love more than the beach. You're so right, nature is awesome!

So glad you had a great time and also got to meet Jamie, what fun.

Libby said...

Any time there are burgers and fries, that's a good time!

M.J. Fifield said...

I was in Florida in April. I loved walking on the beach every morning. One afternoon, I shot a video of a crab digging a hole in the sand. It was awesome to watch.

Laura Marcella said...

I can't wait to go to the beach! I'm going to the Outer Banks with my husband's family. That was a neat video; I LOVE the sound of the ocean!!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I could use that pool right now.

M Pax said...

Neat video. Awesome you got to meet Jamie and hang out. Looks like you had a fun vacay.

Christine Rains said...

Awesome pics! Looks like so much fun. I just bought POP TRAVEL last night. Can't wait to read it! :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The food is calling me. Ahem, glad you had fun on your vacay Tara and thanks for all the pictures. Oh and I'm glad you liked the blog award.

Rena said...

Ha! Ford's garage. I don't recall the burgers looking like that in an authentic Ford garage... Maybe we should talk to the franchise manager!

It looks like you had an absolute blast.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. how lovely to meet up with Jamie - fun to have a good banter about life as bloggers etc ..

Looks like the family had a good time - and the oyster catchers are great to see ... beautiful birds!

Cheers Hilary

michelle said...

Sounds like you had a blast Tara!
And you got to meet a fellow author... that is so cool!
Writer In Transit

cleemckenziebooks said...

It had to be a great vacation to inspire such poetry and great foot shots, too.

I entered. Want to win!

Kimberly said...

Great pictures and how cool that you got to meet Jamie.

The poem is fantastic and so is the video!

Allison said...

Looks like a great time! I totally want a copy of your book :)

Allison (Geek Banter)

VikLit said...

Looks like you had a FAB time!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Fun pics and poem!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Tara Tyler said...

thanks! its great to get away fir new unspiration and relaxation!

Carol Kilgore said...

Glad you had a great time at the beach - my favorite spot!