Thursday, Bats, Dogs, Fish.

Did y’all think I had disappeared into vacation oblivion?  Because I almost did and it’s entirely possible that I still might.  I’d rather be on a beach or a running trail or outside than on a computer any day…oh, and I sort of like to fish too.


Seriously? Who wouldn’t want to live here permanently?

MacGyver and I actually arrived back in Clearwater late last night.  We were both exhausted and too tired to watch any TV.  So we opted not to watch the last 20 minutes of the finale of MR. ROBOT except that MacGyver forgets the plan regularly and last night was no exception.

While I was busy unpacking he watched the last 10 minutes….TEN MINUTES!  Jeez, why even bother?  If anyone tells me what happens before I have time to watch it, your life is in your own hands.  Remember that MacGyver!

Since it’s been a few days since I posted, there’s a ton of things to tell you about but I’ll do you a favor and only post some of the highlights.

First, we’ve been in Englewood, Fl hanging out with Inspector Gadget and the family.    We always have so much fun and I love any time I get to see the brothers together.  And I might also enjoy all the shopping I get to do with my sister in law as well.  I hit the lottery when it comes to in laws and I love all of them with all of my heart.

On Tuesday MacGyver and I headed over to Venice to do a bit of fishing and clean the yard up.  We took both dogs on the boat.  I’m convinced that Hank is a reincarnated fisherman.

fishing dog

C’mon Snook, Come to papa…

He loves it!  I’ve never in my life seen a dog with the determination that little guy has.  He even knows that  when the bobber goes down, it’s fish on!

On Tuesday night we headed back to Englewood, but sadly, we were a little too late to view the latest attraction.  The neighbors have a barrel tile roof and we were kind of surprised to learn that certain creatures of the night love to infest those types of roofs until we actually saw them.

And by creatures of the night I mean creatures of the morning as well cause those little boogers would dive bomb me in the morning when I went out to run.


Yes, I’m talking about bats.

Of the thousands of bats we saw, this was the only one that would make an on camera appearance.  I searched the internet so I could show you what they look like close up and oddly enough, those little shitheads are cute!

Florida Bat

Cute or not, they’re still creepy and they carry diseases.

I still don’t like them.

On Wednesday my sister in law and I did some power shopping.  We scored some pretty awesome things but the one thing I did find was not available in my size.  I wanted it to wear to my next race.


Yes friends, that is a donut costume!

I could have just died.  Is that not the most awesome costume?

Okay, it wasn’t the MOST awesome.  The most awesome are the two that I got for the dogs.  In case you’re new here, it’s sort of a tradition.

This year Hank will be  ….



And Boomer will be…..

dog sheep costume


I won’t post the pictures of the dogs in their costumes until Halloween but seriously Boomer’s sheep costume wins Halloween, I swear.  It made me all kinds of giggly.

After power shopping we girls were starving so my sister in law treated us to the best lunch ever at BrewBurgers on Venice Island.  This hip girl, who knows a thing or too about a good restaurant, gave it a big thumbs up.

thumbs up!

You have to try the sweet potato fries with marshmallow fluff, it’s awesome!

That flower is a straw and a napkin that one of the staff made for her after he performed some random but pretty awesome magic tricks.  She loved it.  We will be going back!

Sadly, MacGyver and I had to get home so we left later that evening.  We’re already missing them.  (I think they should stay all summer next year, hint, HINT.)

This morning I took Hank for a walk but we decided that Boomer should rest because his arthritis is acting up.  I don’t think he was too upset about it when he discovered he was back home with his favorite toy basket.

Lab and toys

Oh, how I’ve missed you toys!

While Hank and I were out walking we came upon the peacocks in the neighborhood.  You know you’re dog has been around a lot of peacocks when he walks within 2 feet of several of them and doesn’t even flinch!

We’re just getting back in the groove of things….but it won’t last.  On Sunday night my sister and brother in law are flying in for a week of fishing!  Hello Snook season, we’re coming to get you!  I’m so excited to see them.

Y’all, MacGyver and I are seriously blessed!  Seriously.

What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation and where do you like to go?
Spend it with family or not?

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