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A Little R&R

As I mentioned in a previous post, this gal was going “take care of ‘moi’ and have a lil’ R&R”.  Well, that I did!  My DH and I traveled from the Lone Star state of Texas to the Sunshine state of Florida. We put the top down on a convertible and away we went! We traveled over a one thousand miles from the south beach of Miami to Key West, Florida, the southernmost tip of the continental United States.

We saw tons of stuff. All the sights, sounds and tastes of Florida. Beautiful blue-green clear water, unlike Galveston beaches. Felt the soft, silky sand beneath our feet and a myriad of seashells like carpet on our beach walks. Animals of all kinds too. Alligators, sting rays, turtles, dolphins, an array of birds, tropical foliage,  you name it!  Sunset dinners with yummy, fresh caught local seafood and fattening desserts of Key Lime pie.  Our highlights were a visit to a Piper Cub airplane factory, a snorkel trip, and an airboat ride through the Everglades. Most of all,  for me the highlight was to have quality one-on-one time with my man. Something that is few and far between these days.

I took some pictures with my iPhone. They’re not fancy by any means, but I thought I’d show you a glimpse of Florida.

What about you? Have you had some time to steal away lately? I’d love to hear about it.

Have a great week everyone. Enjoy the photos!

Lesli

The water is incredibly clear!

The bridge to nowhere. Flagler Bridge completed in 1912. Of course no longer in operation. It was the first bridge for commute of railway through the keys to Key West, Florida. Notice the highway all around? This is Overseas Highway, the highway connects all of the Florida keys (keys are small islands).

The start of the airboat ride in the Everglades National Park.

Here we go! Fast! Skimming along the marsh in the Everglades. Fun! The water is only about one to two feet deep. The airboats cut through the saw grass. Uh oh!  See the rain clouds ahead?

We are SOAKED! The rain came and there was no cover. The boat driver sped to get out of the rain, but if felt like rocks were pelting our faces.  It made the ride more adventurous though, along with feeding 12 foot alligators marshmallows too.

 Note to self: do not wear white linen shorts on a boat. E.V.E.R.!

Me n’ Ally, the baby alligator. (I named her.)

I was able to get a close shot of the baby alligator. Do you ever wonder what God had in mind when He created  animals? Simply amazing.


A pelican. Just one of the man beautiful birds we saw at the Wild Bird Refuge Center.

A sunset dinner on the beach. My sweet man, Larry, whom I love dearly!

The End.

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Love it! I know I saw these on instagram but you can see more details here bc they’re bigger here. Looks like a fun trip. I hope I have the opportunity to do something like that someday.

Nope, haven’t had the chance to get away (except for NY but that was waaaaay hectic and not relaxing). Aaron and I are planning to spend a Friday in Galveston soon bc he’ll have the day off. We’re going to have a fancy lunch and we’re just going to lay on the beach and do nothing. It’ll be a nice day to spend away with my honey bun!

mari marquis

Leslie I am so glad you had a great trip. You needed a well deserved break. I like your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Martha

I loved the pictures! You both look great and the Florida keys look awesome. Thanks for sharing.