Sandestin Resort, where I'm renting my winter place, houses its own little "village" and "town square" called Baytowne Wharf. The village is made up of upscale gift and clothing shops, ice cream and candy stores, coffee shops and cafes, casual and fine restaurants, pubs with music, ponds with bridges, and long piers stretching out into Choctawhatchee Bay.
It's just a 15 minute bike ride from my condo. Today I snapped some photos of just a few of the shops. (As ever, these are better if you click and enlarge!)
Today they were starting to put up the Christmas decs....
Atlanta and Chicago, Georgia and Illinois, United States
I was born a reader. My first real "grown-up" book came from a school book fair when I was in the fourth grade -- Little Women. I still have it, 58 years later. As I became acquainted with the March girls, I came to identify with one more than the others. It certainly wasn't shy, timid Beth or proper Meg. Amy's love of art resonated with me, but at last, because she loved literature and writing and because of her independent nature -- although often awkward and outspoken -- it was decidedly Jo.