Shopping: Oh my, all the stores all the choices, I brought two empty suitcases with me and they were packed full by the end of the visit. Mostly clothes, some food and a new Samsung tablet, that I am still trying to learn how to use! My friend Pam and I went to my favorite store Beals outlet and I had lot's of fun trying on things and getting great deals! While we were standing in line we were talking about how fast 3 hours went by, and the man in front of us couldn't believe we spent that much time shopping, men, they just don't understand shopping! LOL
Food: Well like I said I didn't eat all that I thought I would, but I did manage to have some of my favorite things. Went to a local place and had a delicious lobster roll, yummy! also had a Publix sub that we brought and ate on the plane, just as good as I remembered them!!! Oh and we brought back chocolate covered potato chips sooo good! and some Dunkin Doughnuts coffee, like I said the suitcase was Packed.
Family & Friends: So great to see everyone and so sad to say goodbye, a year is a long time between visits especially when you miss people that have been a huge part of your life.
What we did? The time just flew by, went to the beach, shopped for things we wanted to bring back, went out to dinner a few times, got to see my mares foal, sooo cute! went on a boat ride in the river with our friends Helen & John. Which almost didn't happen, it was a rainy day but it finally cleared up enough for us to go out. Took our granddaughter to Chuckie Cheese, she had a great time. Billy played cards with his parents and friends. Hung out at night and one night we played the wii, the woman against the men we beat their butts 3 games!!
What I know for sure: I miss the beach, my gran daughters, my in laws, my fiends, Beal's outlet, looking at the river, and hearing the train whistle . Not in that order but just some of what I miss. Of course there are things that I don't miss too. In the states it seems like everyone is connected to their cell phones, does anyone talk to each other ? It is easy to see how one could so easily start buying Stuff all over again, because in the states there is so much stuff to buy. I am so glad our apartment is small, can't fit to much stuff in here. I didn't miss the humidity at all, can't believe that I used to train and ride my horses in the summer, but I did. I do know now that we are ready to sell our house there, and we will be putting it on the market if our tenants don't buy it from us. Now is a good time to sell as things are starting to move again in Florida.
Our flight back: First leg of the trip Orlando to Atlanta no problem, second part Atlanta to Guadalajara, get on the plane, Billy looks out the window, Cher there is a guy in the engine, that can't be good! 5 minutes later, pilot is out there looking at the engine, 5 minutes later he comes on the pa and says, this plane is not going anywhere tonight, we will find you another plane to take you home, ok 2 hours later we finally get to board a new plane and fly home, what are the odds of two of our flights not going well???
Done for now: ok I think it's time to wrap this up and try and add some of the pictures that I took on vacation. Hope you enjoy the post !
|Beach beauty Brianna |
|Gran pa and his girls|
|It's too cold !!!|
|Waiting for lunch!|
|Fun on the river|
|Gran ma and Kaylee|
|Gran pa and Kaylee|
|Having fun yet?|
|Helen and John|
|Helen enjoying the boat ride|
|Chris and Rango|
|Mom, Chris, baby|
|Saying goodbye to Kaylee|
|Having fun in the sun!|
|Best friend Pam and I shopping at of course Beals!|
|Billy's dad making us breakfast |