Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Port St Lucie - April 21-26

Sunday, April 21
Happy Anniversary to Us!!
It was a beautiful day today even though it was forecasted to be 60% chance of rain.  Wherever we were the sun was shining.  I guess it was our special day.  I posted a picture from our wedding on facebook and realized that we got married before I started to use facebook or do a blog.  Maybe I'll have to upload some of my favorite pictures one of these days (when I have nothing to do - HaHa)

After I uploaded this picture I decided I should try to look immitate the look for today.  At least blow dry my hair and put some makeup on since I knew we were going out for lunch.
So I spent a lot of time getting ready to look nice after watching Sunday Morning.  We went back to Shucker's which has become our favorite restaurant here for 2 reasons.  1 - I love eating outdoors and especially on the beach
and 2 - we love their fish tacos.
Since we saw it wasn't so crowded at 2 PM the last time we went we decided to go around that time. But last time wasn't a Sunday.
We got there after 2, got a good parking spot (may have been the last at the time) and had to wait about a half hour but then got the best table, right on the beach and half sun, half shade.  There was a father and son sitting there when we got there and Larry liked that table from the beginning and it was so weird that we just happened to get it.
The guy sitting at the table next to us took the picture after he saw that I was trying to set up the camera to do it automatically.  He was with his wife and from Scotia, NY but it turned out that she was originally from Brookview Dr in Irondequoit - small world.

On the way back we stopped at BJs which we saw was on the way the day before.  Now our closet is full of stuff we've accumulated since we got here.  Not much in the healthy category, lots of popcorners, our new favorite snack and only 3 PP for 17 of them.
Monday, April 22
By accident I discovered the differences in coffee today.  I had some Starbucks Breakfast Blend but not enough for a full pot, so I added House Blend to it and noticed the difference in color.

The Breakfast Blend is the darker one.  That was my excitement for the day.  Later on we went out to take a walk around the shopping center that's part of the Tradition community and wound up looking at some model homes in the Vidalia development.  They were really nice, much nicer than the typical Villages place and beautifully decorated too.

Tuesday, April 23
I didn't take any pictures today, so since I'm writing this on Friday and I'm thinking back to what I did, this is the day I decided I had to start planning what we're going to do on our cruise.  What tours we want to do, whether to DIY or sign up for one either from the cruise line or local.  Larry went to play golf and I focused on catching up on and am happy to say that I arranged some group tours with some other people and am researching more places and what to see.  I still have 20 pages to catch up on, but at least I've been keeping current.

Wednesday, April 24
I thought I found a new place for us to hike today.  Well, I did find a new place and it said it had 3 miles of trails but I think you had to walk around every path that they had and it was hard to do since none of it was marked.  By the time we were done we did walk 1.7 miles.  If we didn't have a GPS we never would have found the park because it just appeared in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
 Unlike when we went to Shuckers on Sunday and got the last parking spot, here we got the first one.
 Here we are walking in the "hammocks" where it was nice and shady.

 When we got to the end of our path, we saw a turtle.  Every hike always has a turtle.
 Going back to the car we walked in the hot sun along the canal.

Now we had the looking at houses bug so on our way back we stopped at the Bedford Park at Traditions where there were some Models to look at.  From the outside they didn't look like much, just boxy cement, but the  insides were beautiful.   Then on the way back we stopped at PGA Verano to look at more houses.  These were REALLY nice but I don't know why we get so excited about these nice places when deep down we know we're never going to move.  Aside from the weather not being so great, although it probably is one of the best weather places around lately - no big snowstorms, no natural disasters (knock on wood) we have everything we want right where we are and it's in easy driving distance to everyone in our family.  At any rate, we have an appointment to get a tour of the area on Friday.  Of course, if we were to win the lottery and come into all kinds of $$$ our whole outlook would change.

Thursday, April 25

Today as part of our thinking we would buy property, we met with the manager over at PGA Village who gave us membership details and took us for a ride around the courses.  Larry was in heaven!!  Later on, we took our last trip over to Jensen Beach for a late lunch at Shucker's.  Once again we ordered the fish tacos and I had to bring one home, they are so filling!!
 A close up.  This is the first picture I remembered to take before I bit into one of them.
 Another perfect day!
 Warm enough for me to be sleeveless!

When we came back we went over to PGA Village and used their 6 hole practice pitch and putt area which was fun but very hot!  Then we had to make our last Florida trip to Publix for a lime.  We were still too full for any dinner so it was coctail and later on ice cream.

Friday, April 25
I'm writing this now, believe it or not and it's only 1 PM.  Larry hit golf balls all morning while I took a shower, updated this blog, did laundry and packed up my clothes, all the while watching my morning TV shows.  At 3 PM we go over to Verano to drool over the houses and not sign on the dotted line.

1 comment:

Em said...

You both look just as happy and just as good as your wedding day!