Missing Fort Myers, but glad to be home!
Memories from the best vacation I have ever had:
I can’t wait to go back!! xo
I can’t wait to go back!! xo
Mother’s Day in Fort Myers was lovely. Mason proudly ran out of the bedroom with cards and presents for Barb and I. It was adorable. Jer and Mason picked out 2 charms for my charm bracelet, one of an owl and another that says “Mom” with a heart. Pat and Dave bought a nice bouquet of flowers for the house for all us mothers 🙂 Pat took Mason to the park and Jer and I hung out by the pool. After a relaxing morning we went shopping at the shops on the beach. Bumpa bought Mason a toy pirate ship, shark, and alligator. We stopped for lunch on the beach at Yucatan. Barb and I shared nachos, which were delicious. Mason started to get crabby so we headed back to the house to relax.
After dinner, Barb, Jer, and I took Mason to the pool for night swimming. He loves the water! It will be nice when summer comes to Milwaukee and we can take Mason swimming at the WAC on weekends. After Mason was snug in his bed, we all had some drinks and Dave, Pat, and I started the LA crossword puzzle in the Sunday paper, which turned into a 2 day event haha. We kept taking turns looking at the page to give our brains a rest. Everyone got hungry around 10 so Pat made cheeseburgers and we ate those, Mother’s Day cake, chips, and candy. It was a fun night.
Yesterday after breakfast, Pat, Jer, Mason, and I explored the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. We checked out the haunted lighthouse on Sanibel, and Mason searched for the perfect shells up and down the coast (I carried his plastic baggie :). On Captiva, we had lunch and drinks at the Mucky Duck, which was delicious.
After Mason’s nap back at the house, we had pizza at the Jolly Roger, which is apparently the only pizza place in Florida with thin crust! It seems they don’t know how to do pizza for the most part down here, which makes sense considering their emphasis on seafood.
All in all, vacation is proving to be a relaxing success! xo
Jer, Mason, Barb, Dave and I are here visiting Pat and Dolly in their new house. They still have their home in Oak Creek, but they wanted to get a place here as well to escape to during the winter months. What a great choice they have made! Their new home is delightful.
On Wednesday of last week, Mason joined Barb and Dave for the long journey down to Florida by car. Jer and I flew in on Thursday. When we stepped off the plane, the weather was absolutely gorgeous. It was 88 degrees with not a cloud in the sky. Pat and Dolly picked us up from the airport, and took us back to their house. The house (as I mentioned before), is adorable. The main rooms have white tile floor and new furnishings. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, and a lanai. We had a late supper and around 8 pm, and then Barb, Dave, and Mason arrived! Mason was so sleepy. We all relaxed in the living room for the evening, catching up.
Yesterday (Thursday) was a blast. Mason had us all awake by 7, and Pat took him to the park after coffee and breakfast. Jer, Dave, and I headed to Fort Myers beach around noon, and the others stayed behind so that Mason could nap. Fort Myers is a pretty rad place. We decided to plop our beach umbrellas and towels near the Lani Kai, which is a resort, but has cute shops, and a bar area where they serve drinks called Miami Vice. They are half strawberry daiquiri and half pina colada with a shot of 151 poured over the top. Yikes, ladies and gentlemen. Yum. We spent a good amount of the time lounging in the sun and soaking up rays in the water. Jer and I grabbed a quick lunch at a burger stand called Lehne Burger. The man who owned the joint was very friendly, and was telling us that his sister is from Wisconsin and so he empathized with us when it comes to the weather. I will admit, it certainly IS taking a bit for me to adjust to the heat and humidity here. I guess I really will always be a Midwestern gal who enjoys her 50 degrees. Remind me that I actually said those words when next January comes around, ya hear?
After Mason’s nap, he, Barb, Pat, and Dolly joined us at the beach. The look on Mason’s face when his feet touched the sand was priceless. He very shortly after became fascinated with every thing on the beach: the enormous span of sun and sand, the ocean that was as warm as bathwater, and the tiny shells peppering the soft white sand. We walked around and picked up as many shells as we could, played ball, and put his beach toys to good use. It made my heart soar to see how happy Mason was! I can’t wait to go back. Oh and hey, I didn’t even burn the first day!
We had dinner at Yucatan Beach stand, which is an open air restaurant with lots of pretty drinks (FooFoo drinks as Pat calls them), and lots of choices for dinner. I had pasta primavera which was delicious. The area around the restaurant is a spot I really want to explore one of these days. There is a store called Shipwreck that Pat wants me to check out. We headed back to the house covered in sand, and Jer and I took a quick dip in the pool to wash some of it off of Mason, who made it clear that he would refuse a bath. We all fell asleep around midnight.
Jer and I did lots of shopping today at Miromar Outlets in Estero. What a death trap that place is! Jer walked out with 3 new pairs of shoes, 2 new Oakleys, and I picked up an adorable Kate Spade purse, jewelry, and clothes. We picked up some delicious macaroons from Le Macaron. Oh. Em. Gee. Talk about indulgent!
I napped when Mason napped. It was much needed. Adjusting to the climate and pressure is no joke! Benadryl is the only thing helping at the moment.
Pat, Dave, Jer, Mason, and I went to Publix to stock up on groceries, and made supper at the house. I gave Mason a bath, and now we are all chilling in the living room.
On to more fun tomorrow! Until then, xo.