We had a wonderful long summer holiday weekend. Jes and Andrew started the fun when they arrived on Friday morning from Brooklyn. As usual when they visit, we had a cook-out for our extended family so everyone could visit with the happy newlyweds! (And how long does the newlywed status last? Until they get their wedding photos? After they send out their thank you cards? Or is there some other arbitrary date?)
Our boat went out twice– one morning for scalloping and another for swimming in the spring at Homosassa.
We hit a few of the local restaurants—wings at The Shed and fish baskets at The Yardarm.
When I realized that I had crashed my website, Jes and Andrew went to the Crystal River Archaeological State Park and the Ft. Island Gulf Beach Park. They didn’t want to hear me cry.
One afternoon I mentioned that I could tell that Fall was almost here–which made my NY visitors chuckle. They wanted to know how I came up with that conclusion when it was 91 degrees at that moment. I had a few reasons. First, while mowing the yard last week, I was also mulching up leaves that were falling from our many trees. Second, the sun isn’t getting up quite as early so our morning walks are moving later. And lastly, the mornings are a wee bit cooler–today I almost had to put a shirt with sleeves on for our walk!
And yesterday my statement was vindicated. In the Citrus Chronicle Sports Section, Kevin Mimms column– Path Less Traveled, was headlined Fall’s around the corner. Even he thinks Fall is on the way! And if it’s in the newspaper–its got to be true!
So now that the “cooler” weather has arrived, Terry and I will be doing some “top down” road trips. Michelle suggested a few months ago that I start a new series of posts featuring our drives and destinations so we gotta do it! If you see us scoping out places in our little red convertible, stop and say hi!