My in-laws’ home in Florida is a wonderful, relaxing vacation spot for us. This seashell-bearing manatee greets guests at the front door:
The backyard is a canal, leading to the Gulf of Mexico:
I’m always amazed at the beauty of the flowers and plants,
and the kids think it’s fascinating that Grandpa and Grandma can grow bananas, pineapple, oranges, and key limes right in their backyard:
The pace is very leisurely. Most mornings are spent lounging on the lanai after breakfast, while the kids play in the pool,
and afternoons are spent napping,
As you can imagine, it’s pretty hard to leave!