Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fabulous Florida Vacation

We just got back from a wonderful getaway to Florida. We stayed at a great resort that we just happened upon on the internet. We visited the oldest town in America - St. Augustine and saw Daytona where God's people go for vacation. We ate wonderful food, floated in the lazy river, played on the slide where everyone else was 4 feet tall, had great talks, great naps, and one of our best vacations ever. Here are some pics...

Here is an old church in St. Augustine. Richard spent a lot of time to capture the perfect picture for his sister. She collects church photos.
Here we are at Crabby's in Daytona. We went in search of great seafood and found it. The navigation was our life saver!
We rented a Pontiac Solstice. We loved the convertible, but it was small! I sat on my suitcase on the way to the resort! It was so fun to drive up the coastal highways in this car.
Here is a self portrait we took after dinner at the resort. We were being resourceful.
The resort was beautiful. Here is the view out of our hotel room. The golf course on one side, beach on the other. It was truly paradise!
This is also looking out of our window back at the main resort area. We lucked out on a secluded room near the beach. The grounds were amazing though.
We visited an old fort in St. Augustine. It was built in 1565 we think. We enjoyed learning the history and seeing how the military was back then.
My sweet husband finally agreed to go have sushi with me. Here is the proof. I think he liked it okay and was even making plans for what he would try next time! Thanks honey, that was so sweet!

I want to thank Richard for this really special trip. We got some much needed R and R and made some great memories.

Now it is time to get to work, we've got lots of painting to do. The reno pictures should start getting exciting!

16 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a great time And I see you picked up a nice tan too! Glad you had fun!

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  2. It looks wonderful!
    I'm also SO jealous of that fabulous tan you've been sporting this week!

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  3. I live about an hour from St. Augustine so we've been there many times as an adult and as kids. We even used to go to the Fort on field trips. I love all the little shops on the cobblestone streets. It's a very charming place. Glad you had a good time =)

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  4. I'm jealous! You look nice and sun-kissed. Ryan and I had our first vacation together in St. Augustine and it really is a unique place.

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  5. Looks like a fabulous place! Love the church photo -- I am sure the sis will enjoy adding that to her collection -- way to go richard!

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  6. It looks like you guys had a great trip! I agree I am now jealous of the great beach tans. After seeing these it made me really want to go to the beach. Maybe next year!
    Thanks for the church picture; it’s awesome! It will most definitely be added to the collection!

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  7. I am so glad that you guys had a wonderful time. Sometimes things like that are just what the dr ordered. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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  8. I am so jealous! Looks like you guys had a great time.

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  9. ahhh...looks like y'all had a great vacation. so glad you got to relax...you deserve it! you look so pretty in all the pictures! miss you!

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  10. Next dinner club is sushi! Yummy!

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  11. I am so glad you had a great vacation, you deserved it!

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  12. Enough about the vacation, let hear about John Mayer!!! You are falling behind in the blog scene. Please tell me you got pics. Call me today if you can, love you and I am so happy your vacation was amazing bliss. You guys look beautiful. Bob, I'm working on the t-shirt for Baby B!

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  13. Hey Jennifer! I just found your blog through another friend's blog and realized we went to A&M together and were both in Tri Delta's PC 99. I just read your story and was moved to tears. You guys are amazing and your love for Christ and desire to seem Him glorified through your daughter's life is so moving. I will keep you and your sweet family close at heart through prayer. Blessings, Lauren (Jones) Barner

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  14. That looks like an awesome trip! I love the car and the sushi. You two deserve to have fun! I may check the area out myself....

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  15. It sounds like yall had an amazing vacation! I'm so glad you were able to go and do that, and hope that you feel rested and rejuvenated!

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  16. I am so glad y'all had a good time together. The resort looks awesome!

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