Thanksgiving week was very nontraditional as we headed with children and their families to Marco Island, Florida for the week. I will post a "few" photos later that show warm sunny days when our coldest days up north start driving me nuts. We ate out at a very nice restaurant for a TG dinner which was better than many homemade I have eaten. Only $40 a head for adults and $20 for kids and a huge buffet, so not as expensive as it could have been.
Said "Goodbye" to them yesterday (hiding my tears) as they boarded the plane and then we drove to Hollywood Beach on the other side of the state. I slept 10 hours straight last night and hubby slept 11. We must have been more exhausted enjoying the grands than we thought. In and out of pools playing shuffle board, pool, boccie ball, putt putt golf, beach walking and shell collecting. Yes, it was one of those perfect family holidays with as little tension as can be expected with six adults and 3 kids.
Today we drive out to visit my husband's parents' grave site in Fort Lauderdale and then probably we will find a nearby park to explore.
We are in Hollywood Florida now which is surprisingly very Cuban in mood. Not the rich Cubans, but middle class and other Cuban families enjoying a vacation with the grandparents and kids on the beach and brickwalk on the Atlantic Ocean. Lovers holding hands, children trying to kill us with wheeled little trikes, and adults helping an elderly aunt down the promenade. Almost like an Atlantic City without the gambling. We do not hear much English, although there are some white heads like us. Photos to follow.
Almost ready to go home, but hubby is not, so we will be on travel another five or six days.