Friday, February 26, 2016

Boating on the Canal

Cracked us up when we saw this tiny little boat motoring past our dock.  It's about the size of anything we could afford.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rain, Rain, Go Away

We have had some crazy weather the past few weeks and today is no exception.  Lots of heavy rain and strong winds.
Which leads to minor flooding throughout the area.  
Enough already!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

You Gotta Be Shittin' Me

Shittin' on you is more like it...
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Murals of Punta Gorda

I have posted before about the murals that are painted around Punta Gorda.  Many of them are historical but it appears that others pop up related to a building or business they represent.  This one is on the side of a German restaurant called Sandra's.
Very fitting, don't you think?

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Walk the Bridge

It was a lovely afternoon for a walk over the Peace River Bridge.  Bill sported his Brickhouse t-shirt Wendy & Dan gave him for Christmas.

Not a great time of day to be taking photos, unless it's a photo of the sun behind the clouds.

We love this bridge and this river and this place!

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fizzy Bath Soak

Something special came in the mail today from Wendy and BEEDANDY!  WooHoo...since this place has HOT water, I get to try the fizzy bath soak.
Six different scents came in my package and I decided to try the orange one first.

It was wonderful!  I filled the tub first, climbed in, then added the FBS.  First of all, it's really fun to see my bath fizzle and sizzle when I add the product.  Then, the bathroom is filled with a light fragrance, which lasted until well after my bath was completed.  Best of all, my skin was left nice and soft when I was done...not oily or greasy, just soft, like lotion soft.  

I'm so happy that I finally got to use this and I highly recommend it...for yourself or as a gift!

AND, it came with a special note.
I just love her!

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Friday, February 19, 2016


Picked these cuties up at the local Dollar Tree.  I'm sure we will put them to good use when the proper time arrives.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time at the Beach

A perfect day...75*, not a cloud in the sky and a nice off shore breeze.  We picked up sandwiches at Subway and headed to Port Charlotte Beach Park for a couple of hours.  
Seriously, it doesn't get any better than this!

We bought iced coffees at McDonalds on the way home.  Between visiting Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds today, Bill was called "Baby", "Sweetheart" and "Honey" (4 times) and none of them were by me!  haha

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Until Next Time

Greg' visit went by too fast and now it's time to say "good-bye".  We took a quick selfie before delivering him to the airport in Ft. Myers for his trip home.  Hopefully it's the first of many winter visits to see us in Florida!

I hate the good-bye part!

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

We Had a Busy Day...

It was 50* when I got up this morning; however, it was -3* at home (felt like -27*).  We enjoyed a nice, slow morning.  While Bill took Titan for a walk, Greg and I did a little reading.  We left about 11:45, got gas and headed north to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.  As it turns out, not only is today Valentine's Day but it was also the first day of the Orchid Show, so it was really busy!   

We started in The Tropical Conservatory, which is where all the orchids are and ended going back through there, when it wasn't quite so busy.

There were several large displays of orchids, providing a great backdrop for photos.
There were over 500 varieties of orchids in this one room and the different colors were amazing!
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
Looks like a bug!

Some of the blossoms were as big as a hand and others were super tiny.
I enjoy all of the different textures found in the gardens.
Zombia antillarum
Philodendron williamsii
And they have super cool names ;o)

There is the koi pond
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
We enjoyed the children's section, except for all the children...
and the area that overlooks Sarasota Bay.
What do you see?  What do you seeee? 
I really like this photo ;o)
Not exactly sure what the theme was but there were a lot of mannequins throughout the gardens outfitted in flowers.
We stayed for about three hours, wandering around and taking pictures...lots of pictures!  We also had a bite to eat at the Selby Cafe.  The food was good, although somewhat pricey. 

We left about 4:00, stopped at McDonalds for iced coffees and drove to Venice.  The beach parking was full so we drove to the jetty and were lucky enough to find a parking space!  Continuing our lucky streak, Bill ran into a cousin of his, Richey Kenny, who he hasn't seen in years and years and years.  So weird!

We walked along the jetty and the beach, then decided to stay a little longer and watch the sunset.  So glad we did, I think we have a new Valentine tradition...sunset at Venice Beach!
There is a lot of erosion at this end of the beach but we were able to walk above it until it flattened out.
shell seeker
 It was really a beautiful evening!
Someone couldn't put down their stick (Bill)
The sunset was well worth waiting for...
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
Photo by Greg Wehmeyer
After a quick stop at home to feed Titan and take him out to do his business, we went to The Icehouse Pub for dinner and darts.
Greg takes aim
Although we didn't finish the game before our table was ready, someone got lucky and threw a bullseye on HER first turn.
and consequently SHE was ahead and declared the winner!!!
Such a good winner...HAHA
Ended the day at home around 9:30.

Sorry for the long post but it was a very busy day!  Thanks for stopping by...