Sunday, June 2, 2019


Traveling Tote Adventures 
and a Giveaway

Welcome to another adventure of Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway.

By the Shore

My favorite place to be beachside is 
somewhere, anywhere along scenic Highway 30A in the panhandle of Florida's emerald coast. Jim and I look forward to a spring getaway and this year we enjoyed a weather perfect week mid-March with mild temperatures and lots of sunshine. 
 Trips here in the past find us in a beach house, townhouse or condo. This trip we were beachfront in a condo with million dollar views. My sister and brother in law drove down from Atlanta to join us. Come along while I share some of my favorite places along this Florida coastal hideaway.

A previous drawing my sister did of me
happy to be by the shore

Loving this beach house where we were guests with my sister and brother in law on several occasions. When we are in the neighborhood we always drive by to see the new homes 


Next to the pool and only steps to the beach.  The Grove by the Sea. My favorite beach houses!


A favorite food at the beach is blackened grouper

Served up at one of my favorite restaurants in
Seaside. Everything is always as you remember.

And known for their key lime pie

And right next to Great Southern Cafe is my favorite beach bookstore
Sundog Books

I chose a few books from the shelves for beachside relaxing

For a leisurely stroll, lunch and shopping, a great spot is Baytown Wharf at San Destin 

Clay Gardens and Gifts

 I love to visit this local garden and gift shop. Spring is a great time to visit for ideas and inspiration. 

Road Tour ~ Hwy 30A


Rosemary Beach and a little shopping

Alys Beach

The striking architectural features of this town are traditional Bermuda brilliant-white homes. Featured with pathways and courtyards only a short walk to the beach 

Home away from home for this vacation is in one of only two high rise condo's on 30A. It is always a challenge to find anything last minute. Book in advance!

Miss Courtney held my MacKenzie-Childs Berries and Blossoms set for a pretty spring table setting. I mixed it with the white beach theme set in the condo

Love the "waves" in the glassware

Thank you for your visit. I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you stopped in.


Be sure to join us for a special post coming
 July 31
So Many Ways to Enjoy Summer!

Now for the Giveaway!

Ricki Jill at The Sketchy Reader will be hosting the giveaway for a chance to win a Wine Tote from MacKenzie-Childs. For a chance to win just leave a comment on her blog post.

Tales of the Traveling Tote members would love for you to visit.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women