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I'm really a mermaid

Saturday, August 23, 2014


 1950s retro plus size vintage swimwear

Today we had the best time splashing and swimming in the river. My father in law invited us to bring his grand babies and go out to the Huzzah Valley Resort


We left home bright and early to make the drive and arrive early enough for a good spot.



I've never been to this resort but it was just beautiful! I yelled"Pull over!!" so I could jump out of the car and get a photo of the beautiful pastures.


The temperature reached over 100 degrees today but the clear water was cool and fresh. In this area, the water was about 8 feet deep and had tons of big fish swimming around under me, nibbling my toes. Even in the very shallow areas, I sat with my hands out, petting them as they passed by. Amazing!

1950s retro plus size vintage swimwear
1950s retro plus size vintage swimwear

My sister in law came and brought her two girls and we all had a blast. The kids were so brave, especially my oldest niece, Hannah! She must have jumped off the ledge into the river over a dozen times, yelling "Watch The Amazing Hannah as she jumps into the river!!" We made a river train, with the littlest in the front and I towed them all around.


My favorite part of river play is all of the beautiful rocks. This area has some amazing geodes and rocks with holes in them, which my mom always said you can peek through to see fairy land! I collected a ton of beautiful river rocks for her to put in her country garden. 




1950s retro plus size vintage swimwear
1950s retro plus size vintage swimwear





Swimsuit- Catalina Anchor print from Walmart
Crocs flats- Famous Footwear
Stripe dress- Modcloth

16 Responses to “I'm really a mermaid”

  1. Your outfit is adorable- and I'm glad you don't shy away from showcasing clothes from less glamourous places like Wal-mart! I got my swim suit there too, and get so many basics from there, especially when they're on clearance.
    It makes buying the fabric to make extra-pretty dresses and pencil skirts a lot easier on my clothes budget.
    (:

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  2. What a beautiful spot for a swim wearing the cutest bathing suit ever. I must say though that the thought of swimming with fish nibbling my toes has me in fits of terror. You brave gal!

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  3. What a stunning spot - and you look uh-mazing in that cossie and with your hair like that. Fabulous!

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  4. I'm amazed at how beautiful you keep your hear even in the water:) Those lovely pin curls. And, can I say how much I really love your striped dress!? Wonderful pictures and so much fun! I love your retro swimsuit too:)

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  5. Looks like such a fun time! Very cute bathing suit :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  6. Sounds like a great day, and what a lovely bathing suit.

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  7. That swimsuit is super lovely!! And if that river isn't just perfectly picturesque . I'm glad you all had a great time =D

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  8. Love your dress and your swimsuit. And that water! It looks so enticing.

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  9. You look so lovely! I love that suit. Us redheads sure can pull off navy blue, can't we? ;) Looks like such summertime fun!

    Ivy

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  10. Looks like a lovely spot and so much fun. Great hair do for swimming.

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  11. Seriously cute summer photos and swimsuit! Isn't that the coolest feeling when little fishies are nibbling at your toes and fingers?

    ♥ Jessica

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  12. Oh man, I have had major float trip yearnings and this is making it worse!! It looks so fun!
    Not to mention, every time I drive by the Huzzah Valley signs, I definitely yell, "HUZZAH!" I won't lie.

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  13. You look so beautiful!! What a lovely place to take baths, the water looks very pure.

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  14. Looks like lots of fun on a beautiful day, and gosh darn it I love your suit! <3

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  15. This looks like such fun! And your hair! It's amazing!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  16. That looks absolutely lovely! Nothing like floating about in the water on a hot day. And can I just say, your hair and swimsuit are both absolutely fabulous!

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