Feb 12, 2014

now I know why they call it velcro beach



Vero Beach, Florida. Aka, Velcro Beach. Because once you visit, you might find yourself sticking around for quite awhile.


We came into Vero Beach on a gloomy, foggy late afternoon, tired and in desperate need of showers. When we woke up the next morning refreshed and with clean hair, the place pretty much looked like heaven. The weather here is like those perfect fall days where it's cool in the shade, and still just warm enough in the sun. The marina lounge has wifi for downloading books and tv for watching the Olympics, and the bus to the beach and town is free. There is even a dog park where Gidget can run free and practice her social skills.


We had stopped in Vero on our way South, just to get fuel. The mooring field here is known for rafting up a few boats at a time on a mooring ball, and that sounded just a little too intimidating for the newbies that we were (are). This time around, they had a few empty mooring balls, so we decided to stay and see just why it is that people get stuck in Vero Beach.


We wandered around town, stopping in a few little shops and grabbing some dinner at Waldo's Restaurant at the Driftwood Inn. I can't really say that we had the best food or service, but the atmosphere of the place is really neat. The Inn is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is  arrayed in an assortment of interesting artifacts collected by the founder. And of course, oceanfront dining is always a plus in my book, too.


All in all, I'd have to agree that Velcro Beach is a pretty fitting nickname. So glad we stuck around!


11 comments:

  1. I love the brightly coloured bikes! And if someone's asks you 'where's Waldo', you know!

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    1. Haha! You might think so… but I'm so terrible at directions, I probably still wouldn't be able to tell them! ;)

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  2. It looks beautiful! Free Wifi and plays for Gidit to roam is the best part!

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  3. Looks like a great place, the weather sounds wonderful. I'm not sure the palm trees outside the window are going to make it through this ice storm.

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  4. That looks so warm and relaxing! Good stop!

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    1. That's exactly what it was! Definitely one of the most relaxing and low key areas that we've seen out of all of our stops in Florida!

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  5. If I were there, I would be sure to say, "Where's Waldo's?" to at least five people. And I'm certain none of them would think it was funny. Looks like a great stop! Gorgeous photos.

    -Amy

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    1. Haha. I don't know, it seemed like there were really a lot of cheerful, relaxed, retired people around… you might have been able to get a chuckle out of them! ;)

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  6. This looks like a fun place to visit!

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  7. While the rest of us are getting ice and snow and cold, you get this? Gosh, you're lucky! I come to your blog to get some warmth in my days! ha

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