Aug 11, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday-Beach time with the Family

 Let's go to the beach.......

My family and I sure had a great time together at the beach last week.

I've had several email me to ask where it is that we go. Palm Coast on Cinnamon Beach is our getaway spot. Cinnamon Beach earns it's name...the sand is a beautiful cinnamon color.

The main reason we like this place so well is it simply appeals to us all...adults and kids.

When we first began to search for a family place to go our criteria was: Not too far that we couldn't get  back home within a few hours if needed. A place that would comfortably sleep all of our family. Pet friendly (as I have a grand-dog you know) Easy access to a store if we needed something. Of course we knew we wanted the beach but as we began to look for things the little ones would enjoy as well needless to say Cinnamon Beach was it.

You can rent a house or condo. We've stayed twice now in a condo. In addition to the beach area there is an adult only pool, a regular swimming pool for everyone, a kiddie water park, hot tub, game room, workout room, snack bar as well as ice cream shop and fast food.  So in all honestly you would never have to leave Cinnamon beach. So if you're looking for a place to vacation that will meet the needs of different age groups in your family I strongly suggest Cinnamon Beach at Palm Coast. Ice cream shop right next to the workout room (hee-hee)

The golf course there is so pretty! Makes me (almost) wish I played golf!

There are condos as far as you can see. Lots of houses as well on Cinnamon beach. Which I loved walking by some of them and looking at the different colors and structure of each home.

We collected a lot of sea shells as well. The grands and I will doing a craft with our sea shells. 

The last afternoon there my grandson found a conk shell and a clam shell. Wish I had of snapped a picture but didn't.

Even the grand-dog has his own beach shirt!

 We didn't miss a meal I can assure you! Each morning we had a large breakfast with exception of one morning and it was muffins and cereal. First night was take out pizza but after that...OH YEAH...FOOD! A friend told me, "Calories don't count when you're on vacation". We even had an ice cream bar one night but I will not show you that picture! It will only make you mad because you can't have any of it right now!

We had so much fun with our children and grandchildren. These babies are just the icing on the cake for us!

This is what winded up in Nana and Papa's bed each morning.....

Enjoyed my girls...

And all my family....

Great afternoon walks on the beach. 

Of course 2 nights we went crab hunting. Now if you have never crab hunted on the beach you are missing out on so much fun! I've never heard so much squealing and laughter in my life!

Lots of fun memories for us.

Thankful for the down time we had but most of all for our time well spent as family.

I am ready to go back...WANNA GO?

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Enjoyed the pictures. What a great family!

  2. Welcome back! Missed your post last week but looks as though you had a great day!
    Connie Royals

  3. You were so missed last week....but so glad you had such an awesome time with your family. HOPE to one day do that with our grands!!! Happy Monday!!

  4. I loved reading this, Cindy! You are a gifted person and you are a wonderful Christian person.I loved reading about your family and seeing all the pictures. This is what God meant when he created families, for us to share, care, love, and support each other. Thank you again for posting this and blessing my day!

  5. YES! I would love to! Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!! I've never heard of Cinnamon Beach, it looks amazing. Love all the photos of you and the family. Those precious grandkids must have had a blast!

  6. I'm not sure where Cinnamon Beach is but I am going to have to goggle it to find out, looks like a wonderful place to escape, glad you had a nice time

  7. A beautiful place to spend time with your beautiful family! Everyone looks like they are all so happy too!

  8. Wow, Cinnamon Beach has it all. Your photos and food look fantastic. Love the beach photo, your hubby looks SO in-love with you. What a lovely post Cindy. And yay, very happy to have you back in blogland with us. Missed you LOTS.
    PS tell your hubby his pancakes look D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. Now I want pancakes.
    Have the best day ever!
    Aim :)

  9. That is a beautiful place to spend time with your family. Our beaches in Oregon are so different - and equally beautiful. Just different. We don't hunt for crabs on the beach, we go out into the bay or ocean in a boat, with crab 'pots' to catch them. It would be fun to head your way and experience your favorite beach sometime!

  10. welcome back, cindy! what a great vacation--everyone looks like they are having such fun! beautiful pics! love the cinnamon sand, too:) have a great week!

  11. How fun and what a beautiful family you have, Cindy. I used to have a property in Palm Coast but sold it, it's really pretty there...Christine

  12. Cindy,
    Beautiful photos!! Amazing!!
    I used to love the beach but I suffer from Sun Sensitivity so I can no longer enjoy it....


  13. What a beautiful place, Cindy! Loved the photo of you and your honey too. Looks like you had a fantastic stay!


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy