It’s about this time of year that I want to disappear at times. I want to leave the hustle and bustle, the million 1/2 finished projects, the mired of activities, and just get away…..
Get away with just my family. Leave our cell phones behind, and hit the beach with bikes, campfire smores, and comfortable walking shoes.
I dream about ice cream cones, smiles, and times spent together making memories.
Gulf County Florida is one of those picturesque locations for the perfect family getaway.
It embodies the triad of “must haves” for an ideal family vacation.
1. Beautiful nature to enjoy.
2. Atmosphere and unique culture to be a part of and learn about.
3. Ample opportunities to make precious memories.
So Come visit GCFL .
Located in North West Florida, with 43 miles of gorgeous natural shoreline, surrounded by water, sand, sunsets, and coastal nature there are no high rises, or busy roads for miles. The seaside bike trails, unexpected wildlife encounters, stand-up paddle-boards, and diving areas, offer something for everyone.
After checking out the GCFL website, and the large number of activities and places to go, I think the camping opportunities are my favorite! There are beautiful, non-camping places to stay, but my family loves to camp! Some of these campsites sit right along the bay. There’s nothing better than waking up alongside the beach and making yourself a good cup of coffee with the french press!
My family is high energy and extremely fast paced. When we stay in hotels for vacations we can still go a zillion miles per hour, to the point where sometimes it wears me out! Maybe that’s why I love camping. It creates a slower pace. A pace I enjoy from time to time. Just sitting there with my family, enjoying the campfire, good food and time together.
The other cool thing I want to tell you about is a #GCFLnofilter contest that is being offered. The concept is pretty cool. The theme is no-filter on the Gulf Coast and in life. It’s about loving yourself for who you are. Their saying goes, Be Natural, Be Real, Be You! Because nothing is more beautiful than getting outside, and living life to it’s fullest! Being healthy; having fun.
To do this, snap a pic of yourself outside, doing what you love. Post your pic to Instagram, and use the hashtag #GCFLnofilter then tell @gulfcountyfl what you’re doing in your pic and you will be entered to win a free Spring getaway to Gulf County.
Also, for every #GCFLnofilter pic that is posted to Instagram, GCFL will donate $1.00 to Outdoor Nation — a movement helping connect kids and teens back to the outdoors.
We went hiking the other day, and found a beautiful waterfall at the end of the hike. If you look to the left of the picture, you can see the boys hiking up the falls.
To see some other #GCFLnofilter pics, go to the Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/gulfcountyfl/at-a-glance/
You can also Like GCFL on Facebook and salute real beauty!