A year ago we were driving home after a beach escape to Seaside, FL (latitude 30N 19′ 15.72″ longitude -86W 8′ 29.78″). I was thinking about wine and cheese at sunset, fun beach style, beautiful white sand and blue water…and how to once again extend my happy and relaxed blue water headset for at least an extra hour after getting home. Thinking about the things I enjoy…fun, food, drinks, style, special people…the idea for bluwaterlife was born. Thanks to an iPhone, we were able to check availability and then purchase the domain name….from idea to reality in the space of 10 miles on I-85. The next day added custom email and other nice widgets, thanks to Bluwaterguy as our technical advisor and tireless supporter 🙂
A year later, another beach escape to Seaside, and it’s the first anniversary for bluwaterlife.com. Our first on-line year has included…
~five favorite drinks
~four bites to eat
~eight enjoyable reads
~ten memories of fun
~six opportunities for style
~and one very nasty broken leg!
The drink~eat~read~fun~style parts have been a great opportunity to write down things I want to remember or share with friends. The stupid broken leg I certainly could have done without, and kept us from a trip to deep blue water this year…but there is always next year. The Gulf was dealt a dreadful hand in the guise of the oil disaster, but we went anyway as a show of support, and it was still beautiful. Goes to show that you never know what the next moment will bring…a happy idea, a slip and fall, an environmental disaster, an opportunity to be with people you love, or a lotto win. OK, maybe not a lotto win, but I can always hope!
Looking ahead to another year of bluwaterlife, there are still lots of things to write about from my travel journal, endless lists and piles of tear sheets. Caribbean sailboats, Belize beach cookouts and the Blue Hole, Bonaire adventures, Key West birthdays, BVI boulders and bars…continuing to withhold names and faces to protect the innocent, of course 🙂
The best part is getting to share with with friends and family; it’s my bluwaterlife.
Happy first year…Bluwatergal