Friday I hung out with some of my family at a place called John’s Pass. First, I met up with my Mom. Parked my car at a convenient Target parking lot and then we drove to my sister’s. Picked her up. Then we went to my Aunt’s condo. (She lives in NJ but they got a condo here last year to do a little snow birding.) We all piled in her Prius and headed on out.
John’s Pass is a touristy area comprised of a boardwalk, a ton of shops, restaurants and such. It’s on the intercoastal side, directly across from Madeira Beach. My Aunt wanted to go and shop and browse and it was a great chance for us to all get together. (Making two sets of sisters; my mom and her sister and my sister and I!)
We wandered and browsed, chatting and just getting out for a few hours. Sadly, we never made it across the street to walk on the actual beach. (It was getting late and everyone was getting understandably tired.) Madeira is really a lovely beach and I was looking forward to getting my toes in the sand a little. For all that we have 22 miles of white sand beaches in the area, I rarely if ever actually get to them. It’s just not the quickest or easiest drive out to the beaches from my apartment.
Still though, it was a nice day. Getting out and about is never a bad thing!