Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunny Sunny Florida

We had a beautiful week in Florida. I'm sure I don't have to mention that I had a hard time boarding the plane to fly home. Despite news of unseasonably warm weather in Pennsylvania, it just didn't compare to the week of 80 degree weather we were having.

Taking a vacation was a great idea. Sophia and I were both fighting off a cold and the warm sun and ocean air was exactly what we needed.
We stayed in Hillsboro Beach at an Armed Forces Recreation site, about 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. We rented a one bedroom bungalow at the foot of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and less than 400 yards from the beach. Here is a photo from the top of the lighthouse:
The lighthouse and bungalows were right next to the Hillsboro Club and due to the long standing relationship between to two organizations ("The Club" and the Coast Guard), we were permitted to use several of the amenities that the club provided such as the business center, the cafe, swimming pool, croquet and clay tennis courts.
Sophia wasn't fond of the ocean water or noise and she tired us out trying to put every last grain of sand, sea shell and piece of seaweed in her mouth. We decided that we should make use of the swimming pool for our swimming pleasure....
After some initial anxiety the bold Sophia that we all know and love came out to play. She especially loved floating around the pool sucking and biting on the noodles that the pool had for guests to play with.
And what would vacation be without recreational activities? George and I have always been an outstanding team. It is one of the things that I missed the most in his absence. During our vacation we took turns playing with Sophia while the other took advantage of the break to enjoy our favorite recreational activities.
Geo even remembered to pack his! I, on the other hand, had to become resourceful. In the rush of packing I managed to only remember the pattern book, finished pieces and one skein of yarn (2 less than needed to complete the project). In a fit of panic I called Katie for directions to the nearest yarn store. Thank goodness for cell phones and internet!

1 comment:

Katie said...

hi valentine's (you're our valentines). i want to squeeze soph and all of her cute goodness. i'm with calder, and when he saw the pics, he said "soph must already know that she's one cool kid". your new knitting project looks great!