Monday, May 10, 2010

Gone For Awhile!

I left for a vacation to Daytona Beach on April 20th. We returned on the 25th, and I was rested, but at the same time totally exhausted. I went back to work on the 26th, and haven't seemed to have a minute's rest since.

While on vacation, we shopped, we spent 6 hours one day on the beach, we shopped, we ate, we shopped. Have I said that already? Our favorite place to eat was Crabby Joes, which we renamed Crabby Patty's(in honor of SpongeBob Squarepants, in case you don't have small children or grandchildren). It was a restaurant out on a pier, and when the screens were open, the birds could fly right through. Fortunately, the screens were closed when we were there. The nice thing about it was that before the sun went down, the water was beautiful, then after dark you could look back toward the beach and the lights were gorgeous.

We shopped at IKEA, something we don't have in our neck of the woods, We went to Daytona's flea market(it's the 3rd largest in the country)and the fresh produce was absolutely out of this world. We hit Marshals, Chico's, and a shoe store that sells Reiker shoes.

We laughed, ate, people watched, laughed some more, ate some more and had a wonderful few days of being away from family, ringing phones, and all the other daily grind stuff. Then it as back to reality. Getting away for a few days if very good for the soul, but it also makes you appreciate what you have when you get home. We had a hostess with the mostest. She opened her home to us and entertained us like royalty. Thank you so much Jacque.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's day. I certainly did. My children are very good to me and I love them all dearly.


Marge said...

Seems you were gone an awfully long time! Glad you had fun and good stuff to eat and good shopping. Sounds great to me!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Welcome back, sounds like a wonderful time for sure. But we missed you.

Alice Grace said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation! I love the beach so much!

Lena . . . said...

Welcome back. We'll look forward to more tales of your vacation.

diamondstatecurlygurl said...

Sounds like a great time.. I'm not sure there is anything better than girlfriends - and the beach!

Twisted Fencepost said...

So glad you had a great time.
We all need to get away sometimes.
I just hope you can find some peaceful times at home, too!

#1daughter said...

You left out the most important part of your trip. Getting to see Jerry!

Lisa said...

Wow what a trip. Sounds like you did have a great time and you are always so grateful for everything. That is ONE of the things I just love about you. Did you like IKEA? I have never been but always hear that it is awesome. I think there is one in Texas maybe near Dallas? Don't know for sure. Enjoy that graduation tonight with the little ones. (via facebook!)

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