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January 20th 2013
Published: January 20th 2013EDIT THIS ENTRY

We've had a great few days in Destin enjoying Henderson Beach State Park and the local sites. Wish the weather had been better but we did see some glorious sunshine yesterday! The beaches here are just as spectacular as you could imagine- white sand and beautiful blue water. Sunsets on the beach are the best.

Today we took a day trip on Scenic Highway 30A with the highlight being a trip to Eden Gardens State Park where we toured the historic Wesley homestead, a mansion built in 1897 by a lumber tycoon surrounding by 600 year old live oak tress and gorgeous camelia gardens. Check out some of the picures attached.

Tomorrow we head to Orlando for some fun with Mickey! Being the Big Kids that we are, we can't get this close to Disney World without saying hi!

Life's a Beach!


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Camelia Bushes on the Mansion GroundsCamelia Bushes on the Mansion Grounds
Camelia Bushes on the Mansion Grounds

Beautiful! I would love to see the grounds in the spring!
The Wesley Homestead MansionThe Wesley Homestead Mansion
The Wesley Homestead Mansion

The house is full of the most beautiful antique furniture and boasts the second largest collection of Louis XIV furniture in the U.S.
Kenny and the Live OaksKenny and the Live Oaks
Kenny and the Live Oaks

Ancient Live Oaks and Spanish Moss abound


20th January 2013

LUCKY!!!!!
You guys look like you are having a blast!! Have fun safe travels, and keep "Stormy" between the ditches! Love you both, Marilee
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