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July 4th Get Away (16)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by , under

It's almost September, I think it's about time to post the photos I took back in July, talk about procrastinating.

For the July 4th holiday this year, we went to Destin, Florida, for a small get away vacation with family and friends. 1 minivan, 5 adults, 1 kiddo, and plenty of junk food, just right for a 10+ hours road trip.

Foot Prints
Took me a while to find a nice sets of prints for this photo. I tried to make some prints with my giant foot but it's just not as nice.

Serenity...
White sand, clear blue water, nice temperature. Why? Why is the beach an hour from our house not as nice??? Why?

Sure I can fight the wave!
Crystal clear water at a busy beach? Amazing!

Hello!
See that little boy in this photo? I have no idea he was posing for my camera until I got home, ha!

Flag
It's 4th of July, US Independence Day, US flag is a typical decorations around town, even on the beach.

Cool Vehicle
What a cool concept for an ice cream transport!

Waves
What was I thinking to bring the camera over water? Maybe I was hoping for a new camera...hehehe...

Evening Hours
Evening hour...

Up up up...
"Not as exciting as we thought." was the conclusion of Faye, Yee, and Min after they got down from para-sailing. Huh?

Excuse me...
Hello?

Parasail
500ft in the air...

V22 Osprey
On the way back to the harbor after the para-sailing excursion, we caught a glimpse of the V22 Osprey heading back to base; there's a huge navy base nearby. A very cool VTOL(Vertical Takeoff and Landing) military transport. I have never seen one in action so it's definitely a cool sighting.

Moon?
That is one bright moon!



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16 Reply to "July 4th Get Away"

Sonia on August 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM

me 1st, any price?

 

Sonia on August 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Good shots, I like the 2nd one, after a while of sitting there, I will definitely jump into that crystal clear water..Not many beaches in MY has this kind of crystal water, one beach I can think of is Redang island, white sand and crystal clear water..I guess you defintely have full enjoyment during this trip.

 

Colin Woon on August 26, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Sure Sonia! What price would you like for being #1?

Yeah, we had a lot of fun! You're right, Faye told me Redang beach is much more fun with more fish and coral.

 

Sonia on August 26, 2009 at 9:41 PM

You own me first, will tell you when i know what price I want, hehehe..
Ya, the most fun activitiy to do in Redang is snorkeling, all kind of fishes swim around you, diff type of corals, very interesting..and I guess this is also the only activitiy you can do in this small island, nothing much there..

 

Bakeling on August 26, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Wow , they are just beautiful !

The the sky is without any clouds and makes a good blackgroud for your photos !

 

米亚 on August 26, 2009 at 10:36 PM

1 minivan, 5 adults, 1 kiddo, and plenty of junk food... hahahhaa this is really funny!

The photos look so good! I mean not many people can take such lively photos by the sea (due to the bright sun)... yours look really awesome!

I wonder why you could still see crystal clear water when the beach is just next to skyscrapers??? These guys must have looked after the beach really well...! amazing!

 

Nancymommy on August 27, 2009 at 2:13 AM

oh...all like postcard man..
you are really good!

 

jdexign on August 27, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Love the blue sky very much!
The photo with the caption "500ft in the air..." is unique, I love that! But it also made me thought of something naughty, hehe

 

Colin Woon on August 27, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Bakeling - Clear blue sky definitely good for photos backdrop.

米亚 - Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
I think there are cleaning crews going up and down the beach every morning. They sure maintain the beach well.

Nancymommy - Like postcard?! Wow! Thank you!

jdexign - "500ft in the air..." remind you for something naughty?! Hmmm...I wonder what that is...

 

温馨小屋 on August 30, 2009 at 5:53 AM

蓝蓝的天蓝蓝的海!每一张都很美,我都很喜欢!

 

Colin Woon on August 30, 2009 at 10:06 AM

温馨小屋 - Yeah, I love those blues too! Blues makes good photo.

 

MSKY on August 31, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Great shot!! and great beach!! How i wish penang has such beautiful beach.

 

Colin Woon on August 31, 2009 at 2:22 PM

MSKY - It's a great beach, I just hope it's closer to us than 10 hours of drive, ha!

 

Charlene Goh on August 31, 2009 at 10:33 PM

who is the kiddo?hehehe

 

Colin Woon on September 1, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Charlene - The kiddo is our friend's kid Adrien.

 

w on September 11, 2009 at 8:20 AM

aww such a beautiful day...the blue sky and clear water :)) and i love how the little boy posed for you...so cute!!! :)

 

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