rhine riviera

I’m {proudly} from the gulf coast of Florida.  Which means I like my water at bath temperature.  Jumping in the Rhine was a big step for my west coast FL loving heart.  The hardest part was jumping in.  Once in, I was happy as a clam … it was refreshing.  The current moves you down so quickly too – it was a little like a lazy river.  
We took my olympus underwater camera which was JB’s first ever Christmas present to me way back when.
{scared.  anticipating the cold.}
{happy. can’t wait for the cold!}
{even though i’m scared of the chilly temps… what do i do?  glace. i can’t resist}

love you rhine riviera.  
see you soon.
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  • Reply Alex

    This looks like so much fun! Reminds me of floating the river in Texas…but classier.
    Also, I spent at least a minute staring at your ring. GORGEOUS.

    June 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i'm with alex.
    the ring is blinding.
    in the best way possible.

    June 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    how fun!

    June 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    looks like so much fun! its been forever since ive been tubing in a river! πŸ™‚ xoxo jillian:: stop by! i'm hosting a jewelry giveaway

    June 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    I LOVE floating on the river!!!! Ocala springs are my favs! It's very hot in FL…so it'll be perfect <3

    June 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Alexandria

    It looks so beautiful there. I want to be there. Le sigh.

    June 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    Umm, Sarah? Is that really your wedding ring in that ice cream picture??

    And is that really your body in the swimsuit picture???

    I'm going to go vomit up my breakfast now. (no I'm not. the cheerios were delicious, and I don't regret them.)

    June 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Mrs. T

    Gorgeous pictures!!
    Love your wedding ring!
    You two are so cute.
    But, I don't appreciate the picture of you in the bikini. I think you may have single handedly given me an eating disorder.

    June 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Anait

    That is awesome! I love being in the water…although Lake Michigan is cold, too. Love your swimsuit and you are so lucky you can pull of aviators!! Anyone in my near vicinity cracks up when I try to sport mine…

    June 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Emma

    Beautiful! I'm from new england and was not aware that ocean water could be warm until I went to Florida one year!

    June 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like such a lovely day in the sun! You guys are the cutest couple! πŸ™‚

    June 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Courtney Ash

    Umm you two are adorable together! And I love love your blog! Newest follower ;)) xoxo

    June 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Jessi @ Life: The Epic Journey

    I grew up around Lake Michigan too, with the icy cold streams all around. πŸ™‚
    You are beautiful as always! I can't wait to see the Rhine. 11 more months and my husband gets 18 days off. Europe here I come!
    Pitiful isn't it.

    June 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Perpetual Blind Date

    Oh this just sounds like so much fun! I'm going to put this on my list of things to do!

    June 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    love your bikini sadiekins!!!

    June 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Ash

    isn't floating down rivers the best?!?! we once floated down the Big Sur River in Central March…when it was literally freezing…but we were the only crazy kids out there, so that was nice πŸ™‚

    June 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    So fun and so much better than floating down a lazy river at a noisy amusement park!

    June 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply The Mister and The Missus

    That sounds so fun! I could use some cold water to jump into here in New York! Somehow the Hudson just doesn't seem quite so inviting…or clean πŸ˜‰

    June 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Beautiful! I grew up jumping into the northern Pacific Ocean which is ice cold. I'm always amazed when water is warm! : )

    June 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Liz

    SO FUN! Love the pictures πŸ™‚

    June 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply kelly : pinetothepacific

    just absolutely in love with this post! (slash TOTALLY jealous) πŸ˜‰

    June 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Life Abroad

    What a fun summery experience!

    June 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    that clothes line photo should go in your etsy shop.. it's marvelous.

    June 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply In Love with San Diego

    Ummm hello gorgeous! How cute are you?

    Sounds like such a fun time!

    June 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    isn't it so great that we can swim in rivers here?? loving to take a dip in the aare here in bern!!
    hope you are doing well, xox

    June 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Petite Voyageur

    this is adorable. i love your relationship, i want one just like it some day! and your hair is flawless FYI

    June 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Lauren and Tom

    Just found your blog and it's amazing. Great dress by the way!!

    June 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Megan

    holy diamond batman…and look at your amazing beach bod…there is too much attractiveness in this post.

    June 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    So summery!! Gosh, makes me want to skip work for the day and head to the beach.

    June 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives}

    you are seriously gorgeous, and this looks like so much fun πŸ™‚

    June 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply LindseyC

    Ooooo that looks amazing! Being from TX, I know the bathwater temps quite well. But I would be more than willing to jump in an icy river if it was that beautiful! And my goodness teach me how to get a bod like you. Dang, girl!

    June 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    How fun! I'd die to float down a pretty river like that. Your ring is stunninngggg! And the ice cream looks good (:

    June 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    ok you must tell me your ab workout routine because, darling, your bod looks AMAZING! jealous πŸ˜‰

    looks like you guys are having the time of your lives.


    June 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    don't you love underwater cameras!? i want one, definitely, for my next trip. so much fun!

    June 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Catita

    great holiday pictures! and hmmm gelato!

    June 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Jordan

    So fun! You look gorgeous, as usual, and so happy!

    June 29, 2011 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Kit

    Looks like so much fun!!!!!

    June 29, 2011 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Stevie Leigh

    That looks amazing. Putting on my to-do list.

    June 29, 2011 at 1:46 am
  • Reply linds.eliz

    so cute! jealous of your water fun!!

    ps-i favorite-ed you back on Etsy!

    June 29, 2011 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Claire M.

    I'm so jealous! I love the photos πŸ˜‰

    June 29, 2011 at 5:12 am
  • Reply Anna Walker

    I LOVE your sunglasses! It looks like you had a great time and you have one serious rock on your finger! I had no idea you could swim in the Rhine!

    June 29, 2011 at 5:14 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    That's a fun, lazy day πŸ™‚
    LOVE your bikini!

    June 29, 2011 at 5:16 am
  • Reply Sal

    Looks amazing!

    Sal x

    June 29, 2011 at 5:23 am
  • Reply SavedthruLove

    You so purttyyyy :).
    I too am not a cold beach lover.
    And here in California. Our water (in my opinion) freezes the fat off you. Seriously I just don't get it. It is rarely ever above freezing.
    But it sure is nice to lay out and read a good book :).


    June 29, 2011 at 6:58 am
  • Reply flat faced cat

    So sweet! I love the way you wore the scarf as a cover up. you trend setter you!

    June 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Relatively Gourmand

    Your photographs are lovely πŸ™‚

    June 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Emily

    so much fun!! looks like yall had the best time ever!! love the ice cream photo – presh. xoxo

    June 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Raven

    You are adorable. You and your hubs. How many DIFFERENT ways can I say it every time I comment without sounding…..weird.

    Your kids will be amazing πŸ™‚

    July 1, 2011 at 6:29 am
  • Reply Krystal

    that is on my summer to do list πŸ™‚

    July 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Yelena Starikova

    Awww! You guys look so beautiful together!!!

    Im your new follower!


    July 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Mandee

    i looooove all of your photos! they are amazing!
    where did you get that cover up? i absolutely adore it!

    July 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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