So, a vacation is great, but a vacation that you can share with Family is even better!!
Susie and I were very lucky this year to get to spend some time away from the winter of 2019, and get a preview of the Spring/Summer of 2019. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature wasn’t that cooperative, and the beginning of our Spring preview was more like Winter Light, but then “summer” arrived, and everything was wonderful. Even more so since we got to share it with family!
First up was Susie’s cousin Debbie, who formerly lived in Massachusetts, but who since recently retiring has moved to near Orlando, Florida. She works at Universal Studios, so perhaps a WDW/Universal pass swap is in our future! Her friend Janice was visiting her from the frozen north of The Baked Bean State, and the two of them journeyed over and spent a nice day with us in Indian Rocks Beach. The temps were a little cool, but warm enough to spend a couple of hours around our pool, and to have a great dinner under the sky!
Then a couple of days later, my cousin Jeanne and her husband Walt spent a couple of days with us. Jeanne is the daughter of my Mom’s middle brother Bill, and when we were kids she grew up in Chicago, while I was in New York. After years apart, we saw them at our wedding in 1979, and then again just a couple of years ago, when we had lunch between their Connecticut home and our Long Island home. That meeting re-kindled our relationship, and we have stayed in touch since. They are true snowbirds, having a home in Barefoot Bay, Florida, as well as Connecticut, and after our time here in IRB, we will spend some time with them there before heading back to the Frozen North!!!
Finally a visit from our beloved daughter Krissi and her fiancé Michael, who we love like our own son! The older of our twins, Krissi and Mike were running away for a couple of days from the New York cold! They are to be married in June of this year, and they are spending a long President’s Day Weekend with us.
What’s better than family??? In my humble opinion, nothing! Family and/or friends that are like family, is what makes life go round! I hope you all have relationships like this, and get to enjoy spending time with folks you love!!
Although our time in Indian Rocks Beach is coming to an end, our Florida Adventure continues for another week plus. Stay tuned!!