In Need of Vacation

I don't know about where you live but for the PNW summer has arrived. We've bounced between breezy mid-70s to scorching low 90s. Mother Nature can't make up her mind. For me though, this temperamental weather has made me realize I need to plan a vacation. Somewhere with ocean breezes and drinks with little umbrellas. 

A few months ago I did get a work-cation along these lines. I was sent to St. Pete's Beach, Fl for a conference. It was my first time being on the western side of Florida and my first time getting to see the Gulf of Mexico! 

The resort the conference was at was right on the water. I walked on white sandy beaches to get between my hotel and the conference center. Almost every night was spent having dinner on the patio, listening to the live rock band play pool side and with a pina colada in hand. (Rough work I know). 

I didn't get too see much of St. Pete's or the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. I was there for work after all. But really when you're spending your days in small conference rooms discussing law and conduct disciplinary hearings for students, spending your evenings with the sound of the waves coming in your window is really the only way to go. 

Now to start planning my next ocean-side vacation.


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