I have tried to celebrate my birthday for a month now so guess it's time to move on.....
But, it has been a great birthday and I thank you all for the sweet birthday notes and the cards with gifts of TEA! Love it!
Daytona Beach was our first destination of celebrating. Marty and I both wanted a time of relaxing and for the most part we done just that. We went on a Scenic Dinner cruise and it was so very relaxing. Very low key cruise and laid back. Awesome food and 70's music playing. Needless to say we could hum right along with some of those old tunes.
The weather was beautiful that day and couldn't have been any more perfect for a boat ride.
When we passed this sign it brought back memories of 40 years ago. Holy Hill is where we spent our honeymoon. We laughed as we were so young and wondered, "How did we even know how to get there". NO GOOGLE MAPS back then!
After our scenic dinner cruise we done a little shopping. Well, I done a little shopping. My man just walked around and tried to encourage me that "I did not NEED that probably". LOL! We then went to St. Augustine where we had a little sweet place at an Inn on the harbor.
The little Inn was really sweet. They like to call it "Condotels". It's the luxury of a condo with a hotel twist. Each unit is owned by someone different and each room is totally different. The one we stayed in was two levels. You walked down into the living area space from the bedroom. A condotel has the luxury of a condo with full size coffee pot, not a one cupper as my man would say, along with lots of extras such as blankets, pillows, full size living room area, two tv's and more. Our unit also had a fireplace. Of course we had the norm of a hotel with iron, blow dryer, toiletries, microwave as well as a mini fridge but with a freezer. All of our coffee and teas was furnished daily as well as a morning box of fresh baked pastries and fruit from The Bistro which served breakfast and lunch.
We enjoyed our breakfast treats with coffee each morning on the patio overlooking the harbor. At night the harbor was really pretty. Lights from everywhere glistened on the harbor. Everything was quiet and peaceful. My kind of evening.
We spent a day on the beach. Me and my daughter Melissa calls it our Happy Place as we both love the beach. Needless to say the water in February was NOT swimming water by any means. I couldn't hardly stand to stick my feet in it. Which to be honest, I do not care about the beach water. But oh do I love laying in my chair and reading a good book as I listened to the waves. Which speaking of books, this is my 2nd read of "One Church, Four Generations" and it is a great read and eye opening.
One night we enjoyed pizza from Vinny's pizza which is very good and enjoyed a display of fireworks.
Found me a thrift store. Bet that doesn't shock you huh? Isn't she just a pretty little thing? She's not a adult size. More a child size but for $3.99 I just had to have her. Going to give her a good spray paint as there are a few places that need touching up.
We had reservations at the Columbia one night and enjoyed that. Walked around the old streets of St. Augustine and listen to a little music. Well, and people watched. Mercy, that alone can be an eye opener!
The gift shop at the Columbia has tons of dishes. YES, I disciplined myself and did not come home with not one dish! Not from the Columbia....
I did find a pair of comfy shoes. No, nothing prissy this time but oh so comfortable. Good walking shoes.
We ended our trip at Carrabba's before heading home. I must say that this was a most relaxing trip and a wonderful birthday. I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate life. God is good to me. Always has been and always will be. And can I tell you a little secret? I would have been just as happy celebrating at home, sitting in my backyard by the pond with my man, grilling a steak. Sometimes, it's not so much where we go than it is the change of scenery and change of scenery is good for us all. Don't minsuncerstand me, I love to go and do things. Life is short! But, I am just as content with my life as I can be. Love life...no matter where I am. Thank you all for celebrating with me.
But....you know? The month isn't quite over......LOL!
Joining Deb this week for Foto Friday.
Joining Deb this week for Foto Friday.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy