|View from our bedroom balcony.|
|Walkway to the pool outside our condo. To think we left this and came home to four inches of snow...|
|David outside the Braves spring training stadium.|
|I wore cute flowered sandals.|
|We walked along a boardwalk at New Smyrna Beach park. It was gorgeous.|
|We wrote Eliza's name in the sand.|
|And took a happy snap. I think my hair looks awesome. Almost like a faux-hawk.|
|The Captain's Platter. All the fried goodness you can handle. And then some.|
|Another day, another beach. We walked the beach after going to the Cardinals game in Jupiter, but didn't swim.|
|Inside the Three Broomsticks. We also popped into the Hogs Head for a brewski. Got to be careful of eavesdroppers in that pub.|
I had a butterbeer and it really was delicious. I also bought the souvenir mug even though it was $12 and David thought that was absurd. Cheap refills though!
|Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry there behind me. You don't even want to know what's lurking in the Forbidden Forest.|
|Hogwarts! Isn't it so awesome?|
|David swore that we wouldn't get that wet on the Jurassic Park ride.|
|The 3-D glasses for the Spiderman ride. Hott. I had to close my eyes for part of the ride, though. Falling from sky scrapers is intense, even if you are pretty sure Spiderman will catch you with his spidy-web.|
|Our favorite slugger, Albert Pujols.|
|I wanted to get David's picture with Casey at the Bat at the Nationals spring training stadium but there was this news anchor guy there who wanted to interview David about the Nationals. Guess he didn't realize we're Cardinals fans...|
Overall, it was a very nice vacation. I definitely felt emotional on the plane ride home. Not quite ready to get back to reality. Also not exciting was arriving home to snow fall! We got about four inches yesterday.
We have a beautiful magnolia tree in our front yard that is one of my favorite things about our little city bungalow. It was just budding with its pink blossoms when we left for the trip. Now they are dead, brown, and covered in snow. They died before they even got a chance to bloom. Now what does that remind you of?
Anyway, this vacation was fun in its own way, and we definitely enjoyed having a week all to ourselves. We usually buy a Christmas ornament as a souvenir from every vacation, but I just didn't feel like doing it this time. Still, I'm glad we got a week of sunshine and pool time and Harry Potter and baseball.
Also: read another Kindle freebie book on the plane ride home. Another mention of a tangential character named Eliza. I really don't believe in signs, as I told David when a monarch butterfly fluttered persistently around the third base line at our last ball game of the trip. But when a real live duck waddled over to our condo pool and actually jumped in and started swimming with all the people around and in the pool... Well, even if I can't believe it's a sign, we both thought it was hilarious. (But also kind of gross... I guess that's why they chlorinate.)