Describe a favorite place. Focus on how that place affects your sense of taste, touch, sight, sound, or smell.

A favorite place of mine is Indian Rocks Beach, across the street from Guppy’s. That beach has always been relatively quiet and open when I’ve visited. I’ve brought several friends there when they’ve visited from out of state.

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I’ve gone there a lot on cloudy, overcast days. I can smell the ocean and the rain. The air seems almost electrified. I can hear the waves crashing on the beach and feel the breeze slide over my skin.

Sometimes if it’s really windy I’ll close my eyes, tilt my face slightly upwards and stand with arms outstretched, feeling the wind race over my arms and against my body. I’ll imagine what it feels like to fly.


The thunderstorms, rain and ocean are my some of my favorite things about Florida.

What’s a favorite place of yours?