Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday in The Florida Keys

I've added a photo of the baby outfit I've been working on. I hope to have it finished soon. Here is Sunday's entry for our trip to the Keys:

Sunday – The Trip Is Almost Over

Early this morning, we went out to K-Mart to pick up an extra bag. DH packed up some of his stuff and sent it down UPS, but didn't want to send it back the same way since he wasn't familiar with the UPS store locations down here. So I bought an expandable duffel bag with wheels. We'll check that bag, and lighten up the load in the carry-ons. On the way to K-Mart, we stopped to shop at Shell World. What a cool store. They have some of everything there.

I found the alligator I wanted to take home for Justin. It's the cutest stuffed toy. What I REALLY wanted to get (but couldn't afford) was a 5-foot tall stuffed giraffe toy! It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! But that would have taken some finagling on the plane.

I picked up a few shells for souvenirs for my friends at work, a magnet for myself, a pair of dolphin earrings, and a couple of other goodies.

More pool time when we got back to the condo – I really enjoy the sunshine here. I know I've said it before. SIL Gladys and I spent about 45 minutes sunning and swimming – the pool was crowded though and we couldn't get comfortable lounge chairs to recline on. I think that if we had, we would have spent more time there. Afterwards, we waited for the dive gang to return from a run to Diver's Direct where they did some shopping. We spent the time waiting by walking around the “beach” - it's not much of a beach here, and the water doesn't go past your knees.

After a few minutes online to say hello to brothers and sisters, I returned to the condo with G and got ready for dinner. It was Sundowners tonight. What a great restaurant. I got the best sunset photo this evening. DH Wayne ordered Key Lime Seafood over pasta, Gladys ordered the scallops (my choice last year) and I had the onion-crusted mahi mahi. Yummy yummy! It was fantastic!

We packed up the suitcases and are ready to roll out of here very early tomorrow morning. It will be a long trip home, with a connecting flight in Charlotte, North Carolina. I will be sad to leave. It was a nice trip and lovely weather.


  1. I love the baby outfit, especially the dots! I can't wait to see it all done.

  2. Sounds like a nice trip!
    The allegator is cute. So is the garaffe. Love the baby outfit you're crocheting.