What’s better than having a Saturday free to take advantage of this little slice of paradise that we call home, all while the sun-kissed tourists are packing up and heading out in the morning and just before a new batch of sun-deprived tourists arrive?
Nothing that I can think of! Saturdays are quite possibly my most favorite day of the week. Our 30A community has so many activities to attend or to participate in–we grab our tribe and get out outside to enjoy what is surrounding us everyday.
A Day in the Life…..
This past Saturday my day began with instructing a spin class at Grayton Beach Fitness. Right around the corner from the gym is the beloved bakery and coffee shop, Blackbear Bread Co., where I grabbed a quick coconut latte and headed to join a group of friends at Pedego Electric Bikes 30A in Watercolor for a day of electric bike adventures along 30A. Once we were all geared up, we headed to the Seaside Farmer’s Market for a stroll through the fresh goods and conscientiously prepared products of our local growers, bakers, and craftspeople.
A quick rooftop brunch at Bud & Alley’s restaurant across the street gave way to the most perfect view of the Gulf with a pod of dolphins hanging out with someone on a paddleboard. We hopped on our bikes and coasted through the beautiful neighborhood of Watercolor, making our way over the Western Lake bridge to finally arrive at Chiringo in Grayton Beach.
After a couple games of cornhole and some sweet tea we were ready to keep rolling. We headed back through Watercolor, Seaside and then made a shopping stop at the Run/Sup store in Seagrove before we stopped for snacks at Cowgirl Kitchen. Set on our final destination of the Hub, further east by the Watersound community, we arrived in time to watch a little March Madness basketball on the jumbo screen with a cold beverage. We returned our electric adventure bikes back to Jason and Emily Medina, local owners of Pedego Electric Bikes 30A, with a giant smile on all of our faces.
Easily cruising 30A on a beautiful day with the sun on our backs and the breeze in our faces almost completed a perfect day! We didn’t make it to the beach for any paddleboarding or lounging, but we DID make it to the beach for a gorgeous sunset. In my book, nothing closes out a great day better than catching the sun setting over the Gulf, where you can take a small moment to acknowledge what a true blessing that it is, living in this slice of paradise.