Our Anna Maria Island Getaway 2016

We are back from paradise too soon but are reliving our time there through this post. Enjoy…

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We love staying at the Conch Shell (the pink house, as our kids call it) everytime we visit Anna Maria.

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The backyard is super gorgeous and has a fun pool and tiki bar.

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Typically the first thing we do (after unloading our suitcases) is rent a few bicycles from “Beach Bums”.

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We take bicycle rides to the beach, to dinner, to shop, pretty much for everything! That’s the beauty of small island life.

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The water is so calm and we had no fear of waves, undertow or unknown creatures in dark water… It’s clear as can be!

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Kreed pushed his truck up and down the beach constantly, stopping for an occasional ride in the back. That was probably the cutest sight EVER!

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We ride our bikes around the corner to our favorite little shop called the “Shiny Fish Emporium” . Everything about the shop is just magical… I could live there, it’s so gorgeous.

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Our favorite thing to do at the Shiny Fish is paint sandollars! They complete them with sparkle paint & hand dyed silk ribbons. Talk about the most gorgeous keepsakes!

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Do you see Karys eyeing that sweet peachy ball? Those are called ice cream bubbles & they are sooooooo yummy! Can’t leave the Shiny fish without an icecream bubble or 2 or 4.

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Cute antique spots

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One afternoon we went to Poppo’s… It’s all locally grown ingredients and they make the tortillas right in front of you! Think Chipotle, times 100🙌 They also have fountain craft sodas that were heavenly !

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We rode our bikes over to the pier one evening for a sunset dinner…

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Karys and Nana spotted stingrays and dolphins..

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Kreed and I got a few sunset snuggles in our Sakura Bloom sling… This thing was such a life saver.

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Family sand castle building !

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Ice cream at “Two Scoops”

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My sister in law Karissa and I enjoyed dinner on the beach at “The Beachhouse” . They serve the most delicious pineapple coconut bread before the meal. It’s heavenly!

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Hope you enjoyed a peek at our adventures… I’ll be sharing our professional shoot on the beach with the sweetest island photographer SOON! Until then, here’s a sneak peek…

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