Make it five years in a row! Yes, for the fifth straight year, we awoke on the east coast of Florida to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and then ended the day by watching the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico.
This year we began the day at Hillsboro Inlet watching the sunrise only minutes from the house I lived in while in high school.
Boats parading through the channel and a lighthouse were an extra bonus, and the sunrise did not disappoint.
Cooking and eating breakfast on the picnic tables at Hillsboro Inlet Park served as fuel for our cross state road trip.
Next stop: Corkscrew Swamp for a stroll among wild things on the boardwalk cutting through the path of Landmark Cypress.
Then on to the island for a bike ride, walk on the beach
and obligatory sundae at Dairy Queen.
Waiting for sunset included a few casts and even a couple of trout.
With waves washing over our feet, the sky changed from gold to orange and finally pinks and purples as 2017 Sunrise Sunset came to an end.