DAY: Last minute Swimsuits on Clearance...3 mile walk, and a great breakfast!
We woke up the next morning thinking we wanted to find a yummy breakfast somewhere. Our hotel charged $17/each for a cold breakfast bar. We were not about to pay that. We found out there was a swim shop as well as 2 Restaurants a 1/2 a mile from the hotel. Since we did not think to rent a car, we walked everywhere. Which we thought was good thinking until we found out the island had 4 restaurants.
We ate at a really great restaurant called Johnny Longboats. It was delicious. We also highly recommend it if you ever go to Singer Island.
Right down the road from Johnny Longboats was a swim shop called Wings Beachwear. It had a few clearance swimsuits we decided to buy for the day.
After Breakfast, we decided we would walk to the grocery store (which we did not think was so far away.) We were wearing pants and short sleeve shirts since our luggage had not arrived. We were hot in the 97 degree weather (plus humidity).
We walked and walked and walked. Finally we reached the grocery store and bought some apples and snacks to hold us over at the beach. We did not have a fridge in our hotel room, so we only bought things that did not need to be chilled.
We found out 2 days before leaving that our hotel offered refrigerators if you asked them to bring one to your room....words of advice when traveling: Ask the hotel how much breakfast costs, and ask them if they have refrigerators!
After our long (3-4 mile) walk in the hot, hot weather, we went out to the beach. It made all the inconveniences so worth it! It was so relaxing and our missing luggage did not really bother us anymore. We just sat and enjoyed listening to the waves.
We sat under an umbrella like this most of the week. It was great for me! I loved reading magazines and playing solitaire for hours while laying on the beach. Nathan enjoyed reading True Grit.
Nathan splashing in the ocean.
A view of the hotel from the ocean. This was the only busy day at the beach. We had a lot less people the rest of the week.
We took walks on the beach every night. Especially since we had to walk back and forth to dinner. The nice thing about all the walking we did was that the destinations were always right off the beach.
We received our luggage about 6 Pm. Which was just in time for dinner :)
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