Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Pool Par-tay!

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Dogs, Family Fun, Friends, Tampa
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Yesterday, we headed over to a friends’ house for some super relaxing BBQing and pool time… what fun it was!  Both pups were exhausted at the end of the day..

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My first trip to the beach (in Florida) this summer!

Richard suggested heading out to Ft. DeSoto on Saturday, July 13, and spending the day in the sun and sand.

It was a beautiful day, we stopped to pick up sandwiches on the way out, and sat under our beach tent while enjoying the other dogs around us, and the waves crashing in the forefront.  The dogs were not so thrilled about the sand at first, as always…. but Oscar really got into rolling around in it…. he looked a little like cat poo in the litter box by the time he was done.  It was hilarious!  Brisbee jumped into the water by herself, she hates to be left on the beach while Richard and I are in the water.  Oscar was less interested, and patrolled the beach and manned our tent instead.

Thanksgiving… house decoration…would you believe I did not take photos of the TURKEY??? ARGH!!

Richard has always had a live tree… and we have always had an artificial one, so we went to Lowe’s (so wish we had one of those super cool Christmas tree farms in Florida!)…

We then headed home, with intentions to decorate the house too…. then I learned that the tree has to be set up in the stand and wait until the branches fall down.  Darn… So, the next day, we got to work on decorating…


We hosted our first Christmas party on Dec 18..

Christmas followed the next weekend… with a total of 11 for dinner!

And my birthday was the weekend following.. We had dinner at Kobe’s.. one of my favorites!

Happy to be home

Posted: July 30, 2009 in Tampa
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I am very happy to be home… I knew that I missed the Florida sunshine, I just didn’t realize how much I missed it. I went to the beach with my roommate on Wednesday, had lunch and ice cream, spent a few hours there, and then our pool… Was so nice!

I went Wednesday night to the Bull (country line dancing) for lessons with some friends, that was fun too. Country music just isn’t popular up north.

Today I spent most of the day with Mom. We went to get pedicures and roam around town.

Tonight we went to the Bull, there were seven of us that showed up all together, and that was a blast. There were a lot of songs played that I recognized and knew the dances too, that surprised me because it has been so long since I have been!

Good times with good friends.


Posted: June 25, 2009 in Bar Harbor
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Hallelujah!! I will never ever (hardly ever) complain about how hot it is in Florida. The temperature hit a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit (about 20 Celsius) and it was a beautiful day. Brisbee and I sat outside for a little while… enjoying the heat… And with no wind inside the house, it did start to get a little muggy.

So… in starting to plan the rest of the summer… My dad is coming up on July 19! I am so looking forward to hanging out with him… Interesting to see how it will go. I have to do some research on the local golf courses of course, definitely hit the local steakhouse (which is supposed to be yummy), maybe the lumberjack show, maybe go up in the local planes for a tour of the island, hmmm… tough decisions.

I think I will also have two cousins visiting for two days… a 15 and 16 year old, so that should be fun… Keeping in mind that Bar Harbor is not a place full of theme parks or anything.

Mom is hopefully coming up in August (or September) depending on the heat (:D), and (hopefully) some others (hint, hint).

Back to work tomorrow, the Maasdam is back in town. 🙂