So, I just spent 2 1/2 days with my good ole (not old...we discussed being 32 at length many times this weekend are are coming to grips that it is wonderful) friends this weekend. Its a perk from Kendra moving to Sarasota...an excuse to get away. I realized on the plane that this was my first time ever to fly alone. It was exhuberting....I read, listened to my IPOD, and slept. A shout out to my husband for doing a great job with the kiddos and keeping the house straight AND doing the laundry:)
This post is for the girls, some inside information to remember all the fun we had. And I have several more pics to post, but I am awaiting them from Audra (which probably means I will have to go get her camera myself to get them off...to say she is technologically challenged would be an understatement...we worked on convincing her that texting is really not that hard, but I don't think she's quite ready yet...just one of many running jokes). But I was determined to get this on here tonight (basically a dare from Kendra who made fun of my lack of blogging lately). We didn't arrive on the beach till about 4:00, because it was the best, kind of day.....we had breakfast at the hotel, then we were gonna "stop by Marshall's" to grab me a pair of sunglasses, since I forgot mine. So, they drop me off a the door and say they are just gonna wait on me in the car, and as I am looking at the glasses, here these 3 birds come strolling in. Needless to say, 3 hours later we left Marshall's!! It was the BEST kind of shopping....no kids, no hurry, and lots of welcomed opinions. The neatest part...we all 4 came out with the exact same long black knit skirt (call it cheesy, but we thought it was hilariously adorable and we even compared how it fit each "backside" if you will)! I cannot tell you the number of shoes we tried on...probably several dozen. And, Kendra and I nearly had to take it to the ring over the shoes she ended up with...ADORABLE!
We at some FABULOUS food....our fav was "Columbia" a spanish restaurant at St. Arman's Circle by Lido beach. We again all 4 ordered the same lunch...I see a pattern, maybe that's why we are still such great friends after 25 years. It was a "1905" salad and Cuban sandwich. Dang, that's all I can say. The dressing was olive oil, lemon juice, worchester sauce, vingegar, garlic, oregeno, and pepper. Divine. Maybe it was the ham, maybe it was the green olives, I don't know, but it was tasty. The famous Sangria was a nice touch at lunch also. Another fav were the fried green tomatoes and chicken nachos at Lee Roy Salmon's last night. Now, the 81/31 pasta at Main Street Trattoria, we could have done without. I guess the "stealing of the pens incident" was recourse for that. (A little insider for my gals).
Other great memories were hanging at the pool with Coco and Sebo, eating pretzel M & M's, listening to "Closing Time" by the awesome one man show at Main street, paddle ball on the beach, learning a few things from Kas on the beach (you know what I am referring to), discussing the movie "Friends with Benefits" (which we saw at 11:00 pm, I think that's the latest I have gone to bed in a few years), watching Kas and Aud blow dry their hair for an hour then pull it in a pony tail, staying up till 1:30 last night watching crazy you tube videos, listening to music on the beach and floating in the ocean "just talking".....we even got 2 live sand dollars (I have never seen one before).
We are shooting for a cruise next summer, but if that doesn't work out, I will take another short weekend trip for sure. It really was a perfect day yesterday:) Here's to next year!
BTW, I nearly missed my flight home, never done that before, guess it was hard to leave good company.
Oh, and Kendra just texted me and said that coming up on their news was a "story of a tourist overheating on the beach yesterday"....he was sitting by us and we helped him:)