Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Busy Day

When the kids were little and tucked into bed, we would often talk about the day.  I remember many times when one of them would say "I had a busy day".  Well, today was one of those days.

We were up early, well early for me, before 8:00.  After a quick breakfast at McDonalds (I know, I know, yuck) we headed to the farmer's market.  It was a busy day at the market, too.
Bill was so excited to see that these are now in season.
They are the best onion you will ever taste.  The gentleman that totaled up our purchases apologized that they were so small, it's the first week they have been available.  By the time we leave, the season will be drawing to a close but the onions will be huge!  We picked up more strawberries, which went up 50 cents a quart since last week, more feta stuffed olives and a few other items.  Only spent about $20 this week ;o)
Where, or where, is Bill McG?
We walked our veggies back to the car, then walked a block past the market to peruse the Sullivan Street Craft Fair.  It, too, was very busy.
Several blocks of Sullivan Street (one of the main streets running through downtown Punta Gorda ) are closed to traffic and lined with numerous booths full of the usual craft fair wares.
orchids and exotic plants

a carnivorous pitcher plant

interesting paintings
glass work
wood carving, almost as tall as me
It was definitely one of the nicer days we have had since arriving, sunny and warm.  Actually, the temperature was in the 80's and humidity about 180!  The weatherman stated this morning it would be "air you can wear".  No complaints here, tho.  Good reasons to purchase a nice beverage and stand in the shade for a minute or two.
Along with the usual, there was the somewhat unusual.
All fun and games till someone gets an eye poked out with one of those babies
Ahoy, Matie
Plus, there were dogs, lots of dogs, big and small, short and tall...

This was the only stroller I saw that actually carried a human baby.
From here, we returned home to get Titan and went for a short walk.  We keep forgetting to turn on the app, Map My Ride, on Bill's phone to track our mileage while walking.  We did go back and drive our route today, 1.7 miles.  Hopefully, between the two of us, we can remember to track it each day.  It will be interesting to see how many miles we log this winter.

We had lunch at home, then headed to Ponce de Leon park and the beach, where we stayed for a couple of hours.  Although it was hot at "home", the wind was coming directly off the water and I got cold enough to cover up.

All in all, it was a busy day.

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