|Snowglobe! Remember those?|
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
|Christmas tree in our Miami lobby|
|Early morning Miami walk|
|Walking with the egret|
It's snowing in Crested Butte as I write and more predicted every day for the next few. There's rejoicing for the ski mountain and I hope it continues. We plan on going for a couple of weeks in March so we don't miss the winter in entirety. I just have a hard time relating at the moment and Virginia is supposed to continue the crazy warm weather that the east coast is having through Christmas. We'll all celebrate whatever the conditions are. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Made it back to Naples for the weekend and our floors were done. They look great and I made good headway clearing out the layer of tile dust that was virtually all over every surface. Just part of it I'm afraid. Now onto part B, our bathroom.
|George Foreman electric grill|
|Not the party boat just Mark Cuban's little thing|
|Miami Circle- ancient site covered|
|Back of the church|
|Brickell Key Bridge|
Where, at a downtown location of of Florida's largest grocery store chain, noone knew what "salsa" was, and I'm talking Pace's here. We found it ourselves buried on a bottom shelf.
Where the local tv news channel has breaking news on the elections in Venezuela.
Where traffic jams occur everyday around the Dominican Republic consulate, and the Guatemalan consulate, and the motor bikes zip on around those of us stalled in cars.
Where "Hola" is the first word said no matter where you are.
Where women, of all ages and sizes, wear very short and very tight clothing. You go ladies...
|View of our condo building|
Thursday, December 3, 2015
|Penny was anxious for things to start|
Couple photos from our family Thanksgiving. You'll notice we had some missing people: Jules (down for her nap), Jay (sick poor thing), and Heather nicely stepped in to take a table shot for me. And in truth, Penny disappeared shortly after this for her nap. A fine meal was had with those of us present though.
Mark and I were there for the Walker tree decorating. The girls, Penny in particular, had that magical star look in their eyes while hanging up ornaments. Hurray for Xmas traditions.
This was a wonderful example of how you don't need to buy out the toy stores to have happy children. Cardboard car kept Penny and Jules mightily entertained. Wonderful insightful post about this very issue written by Tiffany on Tiffany and Becca's blog popandbanter.com.
We are in a whirlwind of travel right now. Miami, Virginia, back to Miami,and I threw in complication with a day trip to Naples. I think we are Naples bound for the weekend. Our floors were being replaced at the condo this week, a big and messy job but almost complete they say.
Miami again next week for both of us. There's a company holiday party happening, in Miami style - on a boat. jes hora de fiesta!
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
|My osprey friend|
|my banyan tree walk|
The only journey is the one within.
Rainer Maria Rilke