Have you ever lived somewhere for years and driven past a road hundreds of times, always wondering what's down that road? Yep. Me too.
Each time I have driven out to our beach, which has been quite often in the course of thirty years, I have seen these roads disappearing to the north and the south. Until last month, I have never driven down any of them. These gravel roads lead to paradise. I probably shouldn't even be blogging about this fabulous find, but what I found is a mecca for exploration for any seven year old boy.
These roads lead to the hidden coves, inlets and estuaries of what is our beautiful Indian River Lagoon.
With water that is often only inches deep, there are large snails, horseshoe crabs and fish galore. The herons and egrets wade about in search of a meal and migratory birds sing in the bushes.
Of course it's also paradise for the adults as well because while the kids play, run, jump and explore, there is fishing from the canoe and knitting on shore.
I'm almost glad summer's almost here because I see a lot of hours being spent finding new spots down my new favorite hidden road.
Oh, and by the way, that's a sock even though it looks like a willy-warmer!