A View From Above

Good morning!  Happy Friday!! Yay! The weekend is in sight!  We have a couple fun things on the agenda and there is a possibility we might put our boat in the water with the temperatures in the 80s this weekend!  We shall see! 

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As I was organizing my pictures, I found a bunch that we took from our drone over the last couple months and thought it would be fun to show you guys!  

This was taken in Nashville over the holidays at my dad’s house.

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Hi dad!

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Nashville 

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My husband and his brother on our roof top.

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These pictures were taken from the beach at Gasparilla Island.  

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I was the picture taker (the drone connects to your ipad or iphone so you can take pictures from above) and my husband controlled the drone. 

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For some reason, he won’t let me control the drone… 

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The beach!

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You can see how narrow the island is with water surrounding both sides.

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I just love the beach!

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Take me back!

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It was too cold to get in the water, but we enjoyed looking at it. 🙂

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The pilot and the photographer. 😉

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Hey!!!!

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Flying the drone over the island to the other side.

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Can’t wait to see the beach again in May (not the same one)! 

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The title of my post really makes me think about the importance of seeing a situation from different perspectives and other peoples’ eyes.   Sometimes it is important to take a step back to be able to really see the whole situation without a narrow view.  I am definitely guilty of seeing things as black or white instead of somewhere in the middle.  Does that make sense?  I think it is all about the perspective you take and the more you open your eyes (and heart), the more you can understand others and where they are coming from.  This thought is not related to a particular situation, just something that came to mind when I titled this blog post.  

Time to get to work!  I hope you guys have a fantastic Friday and an amazing weekend!! 

Questions:

  1. What are you doing this weekend?
  2. What is the weather like where you are right now?
  3. Any plans to go to the beach soon? 

Hi from Florida!

Hi yall!  I hope you are having an amazing weekend, we sure are over here!  We are about to go to the beach so my husband can fly his drone (yes, he brought the drone to Florida…).  But first, let’s back up a day or two and I’ll show you what we have been up to! 

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Saturday morning started bright and early with a treadmill run before I dropped the dogs off at my sister and her boyfriend’s apartment (so thankful they watch our pups!) before we got ready and headed to the airport for our flight.

I always travel with plenty of snacks… airport snacks are so expensive and can be very unhealthy… hey, you never know if your flight will be delayed. My favorite snacks are bananas, apples, almonds, dates, think thin bars, coconut chips, and ofcourse gum!

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After our quick flight, we grabbed the rental car and made the hour and a half drive to Boca Grande. The views on the drive were so pretty.

I am his favorite passenger 😉

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Once we arrived to the house, we went on a walk around the island.  

We took a little stroll in the Gasparilla Inn (a super nice hotel) and walked past the fire department. 

Had a little snack of green grape and walnuts.

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Our cute little room for our stay!

We took a ride on the golfcart to dinner… I got the backseat… not a smart move when my husband is driving. 🙂

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We went to a restaurant called The Temptation and it was beyond delicious. 

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I got the tuna on a seaweed salad and it came with a side of roasted parmesean cauliflower and a baked sweet potato.  Best tuna I have ever had!!

The cutest snapchats from my sister of the pups.  Callie loves her cousin Otis.

Got in a long run this morning! 5 miles done!

Chopped up some melon!

I had a yummy post-run breakfast of fruit (grapes, melon, and blueberries) and scrambled eggs (1 egg, 2 egg whites) with spinach and avocado.  And ofcourse, coffee.  

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Off to enjoy the sunshine!  Have a wonderful Sunday!! 

Questions:

  1. What are you doing today?
  2. Did you workout this weekend?
  3. What are your favorite travel snacks?