Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wedding in the Keys


We are back and ALL UNPACKED from our trip to Florida. I apologize to those of you who faithfully follow this blog of mine and I appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time! I've heard it said that one shouldn't advertise when they are going to be away from home so I didn't give many of you a heads up that I'd be gone or why. But it wasn't at all a worry to be gone because we have THE BEST neighbors and friends who all look out for us and our two pooches when we travel.

But I'm home now, unpacked, and can let out a big WHEW and share with you the past 10 days!


We left bright and early from wintry Kinross airport where the temp was -15. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, Wednesday, January 6, where we rented a car to drive down to Duck Key. It was 85 degrees in Ft. Lauderdale - a 100 degree difference!

And the reason we went to the Keys was for our son Riley's wedding which took place Friday, January 9.


To say the least we were thrilled when Alamo upgraded our rental car to a Mustang convertible! We drove the whole 2 1/2 hour trip with the top down, soaking up that Florida sunshine!

Steve and I rented a condo which was on the edge of Hawks Cay Resort. Riley and Lindsey got married on the beach across the street. 


When one rents a convertible one must travel, so the day before the wedding Steve and I headed to Key West!



Where the tourists and chickens and roosters roam free.

And of course when one has a convertible...


one must attempt a selfie!



On the day of the wedding, after afternoon pictures, we hung out on our porch until the wedding began at 5:00.


Riley's pretty Grandmothers.


Our condo overlooked Hawks Cay Marina.


The day after the wedding we all sat around the pool in the sunshine. Yes, I said SUNSHINE.


Sunshine. Warmth. In my bathing suit.

No gloves or stocking hat.


Riley's Best Man.

His crazy, um, handsome brother Steven.


On Sunday we all went our separate ways. Riley and Lindsey rented a sailboat for three nights in Key West.


And they did a bunch of fun things like take a biplane ride and snorkel.


Steve and I got into our convertible and drove to Cocoa Beach. (I love saying convertible.)


Can't get enough of them palm trees!


The Cocoa Beach Pier


AND another selfie.

After Cocoa Beach we drove to Orlando where we stayed a few days with Steve's parents.

(And turned in the convertible. Bummer.)

All the photos on this post were taken with my phone. I have Orlando on my other camera and will show those pics in a future post. We did a lot of fun things like visit New Smyrna Beach on the Atlantic Ocean and another day at Mount Dora. I also went to Trader Joes for the first time ever!


Leaving LaGuardia Airport...somewhere over New York City at sunset this past Friday evening. Steve and I saw the Statue of Liberty for the first time ever from our airplane window when we came into LaGuardia.

Have a wonderful week everyone!
~Debi



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