Back to the point of this post. A couple of Septembers ago Alexi, Dave, Matt and I flew down to Hutchinson Island, FL for a long weekend. We stayed at Alexi's family's place in a lovely high rise condo. We didn't get to Disney World, but it was a fabulous vacation. The condo was right on the water so we just had to take an elevator down and we were on the beach (which we had completely to ourselves.)
We got in late on the first night so we just picked up the rental car and hung out in the condo. Our rental car (much to the dismay of the boys) was not very fun, gorgeous, or even spacious. It was ugly. Pretty hilarious actually. It gave me a good laugh, so I was ok with it. It gave me an even better laugh when I saw it the next morning in the day light.
All 4 of us were so excited to be in Florida (instead of work) that we hurried down to the beach without sunblock. A few hours later we all paid the price with bright red sunburns. I've been very good at making it a point to never get sunburned, (I'm 50% Irish and my skin is 100% Irish) but I guess accidents happen!
This photo (above) of Alexi always makes me giggle. It looks like Matt and Dave are the hired help in the background! That fruit bowl we made was so amazing. I wish I could eat that right this minute.
We went deep sea fishing one afternoon. I love fishing. Fishing was very much a part of my childhood since my family and I spent our summers out in Montauk, NY- a fishing town. That said, I did not catch a single fish. Not even a fish too small to keep. Nothing! Everyone else caught a fish or multiple fish. Oh well, we didn't need any more anyway. We had plenty to cook for dinner.
The people that took us out on the water also filleted the fish for us which was great because I, for one, know nothing about filleting fish.
I had the best time traveling with them- never a dull moment. This was a relatively relaxing kind of vacation for all of us. Dave and Alexi are extremely adventurous so their trips are full of outdoor activities. Matt's vacations usually have him out on the golf course for as many hours as there is daylight and I usually drive a few hundred miles every day (or at least every other.)
We still did a lot, but nothing strenuous.. it was a nice change of pace.
- Jan's Place for breakfast- so good
- Go fishing, catch fish, make dinner
- Deep Sea Fishing- So much fun and you can make dinner with whatever you catch!
- Lay/walk/play on the beach (I'm not good at laying on the beach for longer then about 15 minutes)
- Play beer pong. Oh, was that just us?
I can't wait to go on another little trip with them this summer. Hopefully a camping, hiking, climbing trip.. yay!