Sometimes you just have to get out Dodge! Hubs and I couldn’t have scheduled a better week to disappear to sunny Florida than his birthday week in February. We left with eight inches of snow on the ground and never looked back. We have the best, most awesome neighbor, Mr. Walter, who diligently looks in on the house, the heaters, the water, etc. because, well, we live in a house as old as me!!! The week we were gone proved to be the worst winter weather of 2015! Snow, ice, wind. I’m so glad we missed it!
We ventured south as though we were two seasoned retirees – which we clearly are not! We both work full-time and needed a break. We travel well and our four-legged friend, Sam, is a traveling trooper!
Our first real stop…Mims, FL.
Then to our friends’ home in Cocoa – a riverfront paradise! We rode along with three dolphins as we cruised the waterway in the pontoon boat. The only photo I managed to capture is the one with a mere fin!!! My coffee mug and I enjoyed two glorious sunrises while there! We enjoyed fabulous fellowship and delicious meals! Thank you A & G!
Then, we drove south on US 1 all the way to my sister’s friend’s home in Pt. St. Lucie. Went to the beach on Hutchinson Island and had lunch at a biker joint (fabulous food!) and the hubs loves motorcycles!
Next stop, Lake Worth. Lots of people visits! Sons, sister, cousin, niece, special friends. Hubs and son #2 in picture.
Westward bound to my mother-in-law. Hubs’ mom is ageless – looks the same at almost-90 as she did at 70! Sam loves traveling! This is the place I catch up on R&R. One of the most peaceful, prettiest places in my world! Mom is a great cook and a no-stress host. She gives up her bedroom suite to us and is just plain super to spend time with!
On Monday, March 2, we reluctantly headed northeast. A short side trip to St. Augustine and lunch with a special young woman. Another side trip to Charleston SC and an overnight visit with our dear friends, Paula and Ken. A quick stop in Statesville to see our daughter/son-in-law and grandkids…
THEN, HOME SWEET HOME. All the snow was melted; our house was warm, dry, and just the way we left it. Thanks, Mr. Walter!