First of all, can you believe its August? Really? Holy crap. Didn’t we just finish taxes? I keep shaking my head.
Time sure flies when you count your days in blog posts.
Summer if fading fast…not actually in temperature, at least in my neck of the woods, but definitely in days. So this weekend we packed up the car and drove over to Pensacola Beach. We wanted to try to get one last beach day in for the summer vacation.
Charlotte starts school on Monday and we become a lot more scheduled.
And if you watch the news, I am sure you realize its about ratings and that the beaches must still be 100% covered in oil and to stay away from Florida in its entirety.
Judging even from some of the pictures that I have put up in the past of our local area, I realize that those images are what’s burned in everyone’s mind.
It wasn’t the case this time. Not even in the slightest sense.
The cap is working. The cleanup is working.
The green flag flying and the beach was gorgeous.
We haven’t had a day this pretty since Fathers Day.
There was no oil in in site.
Not on the sand, not in the water.
I can’t tell you where it went.
I can only show you what I saw…which was nothing.
I stopped and asked the Dunes how business was and they said they have been sold out almost every night for the past several weekends. I am showing you what people are now figuring out.
Sometimes when I am out on Pensacola Beach I feel like I am in another country.
I am so glad it’s back.
We also took out our New Sport-brella. Sport-brella sent this one over for me to test/review out on the beach and share with my visitors.
Generally we have issues with our umbrellas flying off or falling over, not to mention if you are not sitting the right way the sun still strikes your face, but we actually loved using the Sportbrella.
It took Chris about 30 seconds to get it up, placed, and staked in the ground.
Sport-brella is this really ingenious umbrella that is over sized (8 feet) and can sit up traditionally, or has flaps that allows it to stretch more like a half tent, and it shields you and your entire family from the elements in the outdoors. At first I was getting kinda hot in it, I mean it was almost 100 degrees outside, but then we opened the vents up on either side (duh) and the wind blew right through.
That’s why you should read directions first.
It was nice getting out of the sun, having a place to keep our waters, and reading without a glare. Charlotte could spend 10 hours on the beach (if we let her) and sometimes I need a break out of the water.
Sportbrella can also be used to keep rain or snow out and prefect for sidelines of football games, soccer, or whatever you can think of! Earlier this week, Chris set this up in our living room off of the couch and made a tent for us to watch a scary show and eat S’mores in.
After using it, I know exactly why it was a pick on Fox & Friends this past week.
Sport-brella also has a Sport-brella XL (that is 9 feet wide) and a Sport-Brella Chair!
Right now, you can get it it on Amazon for only $54 and free Super Saver shipping. Check out:
- SKLZ Sport-Brella, Blue
- SKLZ Sport Brella X-Large Umbrella, Red
- SKLZ Sport-Brella Umbrella Chair, Olive Green
This is Chris, Charlotte, and Aunt Sammi trying to do cartwheels on the beach:
My new Swimsuit:
(yes, I ditched the brown one…)
No. It was not for a bikini.
(If you are wondering, its this one in black Kenneth Cole REACTION Swimsuit)
Spread the word…the beaches are open.
Don’t spend the rest of your summer indoors.
It’s not too late to get your summer vacation in so head over to Pensacola Beach!