Well, we are back from our trip to Florida for the Christmas break. We drove from NY to Ft.auderdale on the 26th and very unusual, had the worst traffic you can imagine. I am not a complainer-we were going to Florida after all-but we had rain and cars from the Verrazano Bridge all the way through Virginia! That is so strange! I can only think that the weekend enable travellers an exra 2 days after Christmas so people went visiting! That's a happy thing, right? My husband-not so happy. We can usually do the trip in 23 hours and it took 27. We drive through stopping to eat, etc. We go to WAWA, Scheetz, Kangaroo, Chilis, McDonalds, Stuckeys...most of which are not in NY. We stopped to eat dinner in Fredricksberg, Va. at Chili's, which was great. I like that town and would love to see more than a pass through! Sometimes we stop at exits that have nothing but a gas station...we beg to go to the next one bc these are the only stops! Someday, I will get to see Savannah as I see the sign on I-95. We sing, play "I'm thinking of a ..." , Bingo (yup, still!), Lic. plates, Uno and sometimes Scatagories. My kids are not little and still enjoy the trip...so as long as they will join us-we do it!
I felt as we went down that I passed so many of you! I almost said, "My friend-----lives off here!" My family doesn't really get how I feel about all of you! In NJ, PA, VA, NC, SC, GA, over in AL and down in FL I felt I was passing by your homes!
We left 18" of snow, a decorated house, a beautiful tree my beta, and our dog, Logan behind (my brother watching over things).
It was in South Carolina, that we see the first palm tree...a beautiful sight! It was cold, tho'! It was in the 30's all the way to northern Florida! Then we saw this....
...a bit chilly!
Best Western-just right..got it through travelocity for a great price-clean ...steps to the beach and Los Olas and a huge hot breakfast buffet in the morning. With 2 big boys, the free breakfast is important!
A little cloudy this day-the day we left!Intracoastal.
We had a wonderful time and supposedly it was the best and warmest it had been in a few weeks! We deove down to South Beach. Miami for New Years...We had a wonderful dinner at Hosteria Romano at Espaniola Way and then went to the beach area for the fireworks-which were amazing!! (And I come from NY and we do fireworks pretty good there!)
We live on Long Island in New York State. Go 1 hour east-Montauk. Go 1 hour west-NYC. Twenty minutes north-beach and twenty minutes south-beach! That's what we like about LI! I am married 27 years to my college guy and have 3 wonderful children and one somewhat crazy but sweet yellow lab.