Sunday, August 03, 2008

Boca Grande

We are in the new house in Boca Grande. It will be 4 weeks on Thursday. Wow. Time flies. Everything is all put away, my scrap room is done, and we are all settled in. Chad loves his new job. This place is amazing. It's how living in Florida is SUPPOSED to be.

I finally went out and about yesterday to take some photos on Friday. Our beaches here are gorgeous. The water is so green and clear. And I must say, I love my polarized filter.






I also took some random shots around town. Here is our "downtown" area, if you can really call it that. It's a nice, small town.


Here's our local grocery store. For big grocery trips, we go off the island to Publix or Wal-Mart. Next to it are a couple little restaurants. Everyone drives golf carts around the island. 


Another restaurant, The Temptation. I just like the name. We haven't eaten there yet.


This is where I'll be working when season starts back up in October. It's a gift shop and clothing store. 


This is our local weekly newspaper. All the little kiosks are painted in cool designs like this one.


That is about it for now. I still need to take pictures of my scrap room and the inside of the house. I love living here, and I am looking forward to season. Apparently there is something going on ALL THE TIME when everyone comes back. It's pretty quiet here now. I was told there are only 1,000 full time residents on the entire island. 

More updates to come...I have LOTS of scrapbooking stuff to post!

7 comments:

Lily said...

wow, what amazing photos

Sweet Pete said...

I just love love your photos. You can't leave us hanging anymore now that we know you live in paradise. You have to update us more often. =)
Isn't that water...it's just amazing. I love the Carribbean. It's really heavenly.

Ok, so I have something for you on my blog. Go check it out!

Christine said...

Welcome to the island, your pictures are wonderful, keep them coming!

lisa said...

Wow! I am so unbelievably jealous! It looks gorgeous. Heavenly infact! Can't wait to see some more pictures of your house and the Island. Hope you are settling in well.

Lu said...

this is where you live? amazing.

scrapperjen said...

Take my breath away! When can I come stay with you? ;) Those are FABULOUS photos and you are just "advertising" come to Florida.
Thanks for sharing!
HUGS!

*★-La kLaU-★* said...

hi penny!
i just love your art!!

i´m amazed with all the beautiful things you make...

hugs from méxico!!

Klaudya