Travel Diaries: Venice, FL

Travel Diaries

I recently got back from Florida, visiting more of my boyfriend’s family. Which I did quite well with, I must say! I can be rather bad when meeting new people (bad = incredibly shy) sometimes, but I did really well! I’ve been down to Venice Beach / that surrounding area before and it’s a lovely part of FL! I spent a vacation at Longboat Key before, way back in college, but it was nice to visit the area again and play on the white sand beaches! I mean, really, really white sand! It gets really hot! The water is so clear too! I didn’t spend nearly as much time in the water as I should have…but after my recent sunscreen allergic reaction, I huddled under the umbrella reading for the majority of the beach visit. 

We got to see an awesome sunset, saw dolphins in the ocean, (Did you know dolphins give their babies names??! My shift supervisor told me about it today! I think that’s so awesome!) and got to see some awesome storm clouds rolling in too! At night it would storm and we would sit out on the porch and watch the lightning…but I screamed whenever it was close haha! We also read a lot of books and played Scrabble (I lost) and dominoes (I lost every time)! Wow…I apparently stink at board games, but I can read a lot…that’s my only talent. 
I did have a sinus infection on the trip, which was really unfortunate…and made flying in a plane TERRIBLE! Oh gosh those sinus headaches makes you feel like your eyeballs are going to pop out or something! Though, obviously, I still have both my eyeballs! I slept a lot on the plane, like I usually do, with my book open and on my lap. haha! 

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Great photos, I haven't been to this beach yet but sure looks beautiful! I dont have any sun allergies but I'm usually under and umbrella too… not big fan of the super hot beating down on me lol I always lose at scrabble too, it's actually really depressing lol

  • I'm sorry that the plane rides were terrible! That really sucks! But it looks like you had a great time! I haven't gone to the beach or the pool (even though there's one in my apartment complex) this whole summer. 🙁 I should go before the pool closes for the fall!
    ~Sara

  • Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a great time despite the less-than-pleasant plane ride. I'm horrendous at Scrabble… I've probably won a grand total of two games against my boyfriend in the past three years. I think it's pretty cool that dolphins name their babies. I never knew that.

  • Thanks! My boyfriend climbed out onto the rocks to get the crab picture for me!

  • Everyone thinks I'm going to win scrabble because I read all the time, but I always loose! It's so depressing…and mildly aggravating.

  • I should have visited more pools, I feel like I haven't been in many bodies of water this summer! Go visit the pool!!

  • Thanks! I feel like I should be good at Scrabble, considering how much I read and all hahaha! Dolphins are so amazing!

  • Such gorgeous pics! My mind is blown about that baby dolphin name thing!
    I hope you get better soon!

  • Thanks! Isn't that crazy!? Dolphins are so smart, it's so interesting to learn about how they communicate with other dolphins. I still can't get over the fact that they have names and that they name their young!