A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.  ~ Earl Wilson

If you're tired of chiseling ice off your windshield every morning, fed up with wearing layers of clothes and up to your ear-muffs in snow, then take a peek at my video of Grayton Beach State Park (357 Main Park Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., 32459; phone: 850-267-8300).

It's my way of sharing a little sunshine with you.


Grayton Beach State Park is a 400-acre sliver of paradise featuring pristine sugar-sand beaches, a rare coastal dune lake and a wealth of nature. Its nature trail winds through a salt marsh, steep dunes and a coastal forest thick with twisted scrub oaks and magnolias. You’ll find it snuggled against the emerald-hued waters of the Gulf in Northwest Florida’s South Walton.