Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day Trip

My sister and her husband arrived Monday night.  I picked them up at the Ft. Myers airport.  It poured buckets all night, but my sister got up the next morning and went out with cup of coffee in hand to watch the sunrise.  It was 10 below zero when they left Vermont and they had 20 inches of new snow the day before.  She laughed at me for having on my morning sweater.

We took a tour of town and beaches, went out to lunch, and mostly relaxed on Tuesday.  On Wednesday we made a trip to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.  The orchids were in bloom.  Even though I had reminded her to bring her camera before we left, I forgot mine.  I took pictures with my camera, but the cable to get them off the phone is at home.

I should have reminded them about sun block, I guess.  They both got red faces.  To me, putting on sunblock is routine--wash your face, brush your teeth, put on sunblock, start your day.

They are glad for the break from the unrelenting winter and my sister and I have been laughing and laughing while brother in law rolls his eyes, but smiles.

13 comments:

  1. How nice of you to show them around. Sounds like you all had a good time. As for me, I never use sunblock unless I go to the beach.

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  2. Seems you are enjoying your day! Keep going!

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  3. I bet they are very glad for a break from winter! Glad you are having a good visit with your sister & brother-in-law.

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  4. I'm sure your guests are happy with the warmth even if it rains! At least there isn't snow on the ground. Bob's family lives in Sarasota - a pretty city.

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  5. They must have been so glad to get off that plane and not see their breath! Glad you and your sister are having such fun catching up. Bet they aren't going to want to leave!

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  6. What a giggling good time you all are having!

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  7. What a lovely interlude from 20 inches of snow and 10 below. This winter is getting old. Enjoy your visit!

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  8. Sounds like you are having a great time with your family. How nice they brought you news of what you are missing. As for the sun block, they will want to pick up a little color so everyone will know they have been to Florida. Its tradition.

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  9. I loved having my sister and brother-in-law visiting for a week in January. They live in Anchorage, and it was such a pleasure to watch them turning up their faces to the sun!

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  10. You sound very happy! That's wonderful.

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  11. They must be so happy to be out of Vermont. Is there anything better than laughing with your sister? I am very envious of the both of you.

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  12. The visit seems good for you, and good for them. Nice times!

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