Thursday, August 13, 2015

Now on to Florida

Another great trip to sunny Sunrise, Florida, but this time driving vs flying.  We drove from San Marcos, TX all the way to Pensacola, Florida and stayed the evening.  Early next morning we drove straight to Sunrise.  A L O T of driving...thank goodness Sam and I like each other.

My Aunt Mary had a few days off to join us at the beach in Fort Lauderdale (minutes from her house).

Sam enjoying the very hot sun (crazy intense heat until a cloud passes over) and we can take sun living here in Nevada.

We had lunch at a wonderful restaurant with a lot of food.  Aunt Mary ordered the Hawaiian style sweet the loaf.  

I ordered one of my favorite Caprese salads.  The mozzarella was so soft and the tomatoes were perfect.

Sam and I took a day to golf with the Iguanas.  It was like a scene out of Jurassic Park with a herd of little dinosaurs scampering every time we drove by one of their water holes.

And they were all different colors.   One that was a beautiful cinnamon color was just too fast for me to take his photo.

My golfing guy wearing his Chicago Bears colors.  GO BEARS!  

We enjoyed a pizza night with all of my cousins.  This is Greg, Rachel and Tommy.

Leah and Sam...we all live vicariously through Leah's Facebook page ;o).

Aunt Mary's condo got a sprucing up by Sam concrete painting her front courtyard.

Looks so nice.

This is a curly tailed lizard.  A few years back while on my daily walk I thought they were chipmunks.  Helps to wear my glasses.

A couple of days were spent at the pool.

Tommy, Aunt Mary, me, Rachel's sunburned forehead, Leah, Paul and Gregory.  I love them all so much!!

Sam took me for a breakfast on the beach.  The humidity was insane compared to where we live.  Even the cracker and the rice in the salt shaker didn't have a chance.

A cloud burst heading our way.

It passed us to the left.  We weren't prepared for a downpour at the beach.

We always have the best visits.  My Aunt and cousins and their significant others are very special to me.   They are the funniest, nicest get together people to hang out with.  I miss them daily.
I love you guys.  xxooxx

Sunday, August 2, 2015

We Drove Next to Tex-as...

My sister and brother in law bought a home in San Marcos, TX after living in Port Isabel for many years.  Sam and I decided on our road trip to Florida to stop and stay for a visit with them and see their beautiful home.

We drove out the week the Blanco River flooded carrying houses down river.  A lot of rain at first, then the mosquitos.

My silly little sister, Barbie.  She and Eddie took Sam and I to a favorite spot to have "strange" brews and "strange" wings.  I don't do beer, but I do do wings! 

We tried new alcohol recipes.  Mango juice and sweet white wine.

Their backyard is huge.  And soo green!  

This is their rescue dog Beaches.

Sam decided to mow both the front and back.  He loves mowing grass.  Sadly we don't have any in Henderson.

We took a drive to  Fredericksburg for the day.  Beautiful little German town.

Sam and Eddie being Sam and Eddie.

Our niece Natalie.  XXOO 

We played Mexican Train (Dominos) every chance we had.  Nat came to stay the weekend with us and told us we were a bunch of old people...she's pretty smart.  lol 

Homemade guacamole...with Sam's salsa!

Our nephew Nolan enjoying a cigar.  Can't believe our kids are old enough to drink and smoke cigars.  Where has all the time gone?
We had a wonderful trip.   I told Sam on our way back we need to stop and stay again.  I miss my sister.  Can't wait for her visit in September.
On to Florida!