Monday, September 29, 2014
We hoped into the car and headed for a local diner where we all enjoyed a delicious home style breakfast. We headed back towards home for a short rest and then before we knew it we were back in the van heading to the other coast.
Madeira is about a 2 hour drive one way and we happily laughed and sang along with a playlist I created prior to our trip. However this time we weren't greeted with random clouds and a burst of sun... No this time we were greeted with gray gloomy skies and spurts of rainy downpours... But I truly believed God was going to honor my brother's desire to see a sunrise and sunset on each coast of Florida. We spent awhile shopping at John's Pass and then our tummys began to sound the familiar call... I asked one of the sales ladies in the show we were in where she liked to eat in town and she directed us to a small restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere and yummy grub.
After dinner, despite the continual showers we decided to brave it and head to the beach. There was no one around when we arrived, imagine that, no one wanted to be on the beach in the rain... Go figure... We decided a little rain wasn't going to hurt us and we headed towards the sand and surf. After a few minutes of wading at the waters edge we realized the rain had past and it was going to be a nice evening. We had 2 hours to wait for the days grand finale and so my Sister-in-law, niece and nephew decided a dip in the gulf was necessary. It was so fun to watch them ride the waves up and down and just have fun bonding as a family while my brother and I bonded as siblings....