We left this…
We spent 9 full days here…
And it was Fantastic!
I thought about blogging while I was away. And it’s not that I didn’t have the time. We had a pretty relaxed holiday filled with golf, the beach and shopping (of course). But I decided it would be better to just do a photo blog recap to remind myself of my wonderful vacation when I went back to work. So here we go in reverse order (just for fun)…
It was the 20th annual Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting competition. We made it down on both Friday and Saturday but the competition wasn’t over until Sunday… when we were back home. So they weren’t finished yet but still really cool. What these people can do with sand is no less than mind-blowing. I may have forgotten to put sunscreen on, luckily the Boy gave me his t-shirt but I did leave Ft. Myers with some serious burn chills.
One last trip to Coconut Point. The Boy and my Dad really enjoyed it as Mom and I shopped for shoes and purses. I really love malls in Florida, not just for the shopping and the choices but they are all outside. So even though you are spending some time inside stores – you still get to enjoy the nice outside. Heading to Fort Myers Beach? Hit up Coconut Point!
My only golf game was at beautiful Beachview Golf Club on Sanibel Island. Love this course because there are always lots of Alligators to see, as well as birds, turtles and lizards. Last year we saw a couple of BIG iguanas but they weren’t out to play this year. I had a few beautiful shots – one par hole, and a hole lot of terrible shots. But as they say, a bad day of golf is still a pretty great day!
The Boy and I spent some time on the beach… well he spent time on the beach, I was more in the beach. I miss the ocean already!
Even including the price of the flight and the hotel room to stay overnight in Tampa, seeing the Leafs lose in Tampa was probably more affordable than seeing them lose in Toronto. The game was brutal, way to not even show up Toronto! But fun was still had by all. We met BFFs Kristyn and John at the game and went bowling afterward. A lot of beer was consumed by all – pretty much the crowning glory to the Boy and my brother’s week of bonding through beer.
Enjoyed a delicious dinner at The Parrot Key with these lovely ladies. The girls dinners came served on a Frisbee and they showed us how easy an iPhone is to use (if a 4 1/2 year old can do it – the Boy should be able to figure it out). This dinner has become something of a tradition for all of my parents friends to catch up with us and see how big these girls are getting. Love them!
Mini golf! We won free passes for filling out a scavenger hunt (for children 12 and under) last year and getting a hole in one. So we did what any sensible 20-something couple would do. We put those wooden tokens that don’t expire with our passports and took advantage of our free game this year! This is a lovely picture of the first hole. It’s funny on its own, but even more so with the sign that is posted just beside it. ‘Nuff said I think. Oh except for a reminder that there’s a anatomically correct lion at this Jungle golf as well. And that I won another free round for another hole-in-one. Mini golf rocks!
Boys went golfing. Girls went shopping. We went to Knitting with Nancy, even though after the knitting fair in September both mom and I SWORE we wouldn’t buy any more yarn until we had finished with what we had…. who were we kidding. I didn’t come home with anything… but there may be some on order for me. We may have made our way to a book store. And maybe to the magazine section.
On day 2 we visited Fleamasters Fleamarket – it was huge and full of mad deals on things like socks, and sunglasses. We did a little shopping at the outlet mall. When we got back to the condo, the Boy and I went for our first beach walk of the season. We saw a happy crab – I realize he doesn’t look happy in the picture (actually he looks a little evil) but he did look like he was smiling – for realsies.
We thought the sunset was going to be glorious. But after this the sun quickly disappeared behind too many clouds.
We talked a little and then practiced our self-portrait skills.
Wait… what’s that on my hand? Oh right… F is for FIANCE! The Boy and I got engaged on our first beach walk at sunset in Florida! We are going to officially become a Mr. and Mrs. I’m impressed with the lack of mascara running down my face – there were definitely tears!
SO HAPPY and SO EXCITED! (You can tell by the bold underline AND italics!)
BEST VACATION EVER!!
I had a feeling it was going to be great. As I told the Boy on
Every great vacation starts with a Chai Tea Latte (with soy, extra hot, no water, no foam)
And that was our vacation loyal followers! Hands down best vacation ever. I don’t know how this will change things here. But since it’s a blog about me, and this news is definitely going to dictate my time for the next year or so, it’s probably going to make it’s way in here. I’ll start this week with some additional details – like a fuller Proposal Story tomorrow. And a bit of background on the Boy and I. But life does still go on… so I’m hoping I don’t become too consumed. Time will tell I guess.
For now, back to work today. Boo.