Funnily enough people love coming to visit to.. including my Mother, who likes to leave my Dad for a week each year and come and
She complained constantly that her face was not going brown (I did explain that normally wearing a hat will have this effect) but apart from that was a perfect guest... me doing the hard labour, her potting the plants, me making lunch, her loading the dishwasher, me grilling at night, her keeping hubby awake!..
I try and organise some nice weather for her, and this years visit last week was no exception. Over 80f most days, we spent time gardening, reading and generally relaxing...and as it was so gorgeous I decided to reward her gardening efforts with trips out and to the beach for the weekend. I've not been to Clearwater since moving to Florida and got one of my fantastic hotel deals, so booked us two hotels rooms at a stupid price, packed Gary off to doggy daycare and we sped of Saturday morning.
We spent the day catching some rays and then after a few Margaritas by the pool, went for dinner at Columbia restaurant. After a few more drinks my Mother was very 'amusing' and we had to make sure she got back safely to her room, if you get my drift!
The following day we took her to Crabby Bills in Indian Rocks beach and got her a big breakfast to make her feel a little more 'normal' and then it was off for some more sun at the locals beach.... She promptly fell asleep.. combination of hangover and food coma me thinks!
It was great to see her, and of course she is welcome back anytime she likes..preferably this time next year when the plants need cutting :-)
Enjoy the pics... tomorrow my
|Lunch in Winter Park.. cheers|
|Every feel like you are being watched|
|View from Mom's room|
|View from our room|
|Where is my cocktail!?|
|Like Mother like Daughter|
|Winding Dad up on the phone!|
|Dinner at Columbia!|
|Our view over the pool and bay!|
|Soaking up the previous night at Crabby Bills|
|80f and hardly anyone on the beach!|
|Gary... did you have a nice weekend.. we did!|