I know it’s been awhile. I’ve been vacationing with my sister and the family. I meant to update yesterday but I had an eye doctor appointment at 9 in the morning and they dilated my eyes which basically means I had a migraine from that point forward.
So, my sister and her family went home on Saturday morning. We had an awesome visit despite the red tide that is plaguing us this year and the fact that my house in Nokomis got struck by lightning and we had no internet or cable or a decent TV since it killed my big ass TV in the living room. And by killed, I mean fried.
Except none of us were feeling that amazing and this is actually what lightning looks like after it hits your house.
And when you go to the beach and red tide is in full effect, the smell can be pretty bad and there are warnings out, like this:
While I didn’t do any fishing myself, the rest of my family was able to do quite a bit and my sister and I got to shop. A lot. We also spent some time on the beach, on an island and at Weeki Wachee and I have some pics for you….
The guys caught some sharks but this is the only pic that I actually have.
they caught and released it for those of you who are all, ‘love the sharks.’
My sister, my niece and her daughter and I all went to Nokomis beach one day while the guys fished.
After realizing the fishing was a no go in Nokomis and without any TV to watch or internets to browse, we decided to head back to Clearwater. Shortly after we got back we went to Anclote Key where they have the best shells ever and also some great photo opps.
My sister and I found that shipwrecked vessel on the Island and convinced Kaitlin and Novaleigh to pose in it.
But then we decided we needed to pose in it too.
Except we’re awkward and I couldn’t sit straight on the bow and my sister obviously had some important phone call to make or something. Because we were supposed to be shipwrecked you know.
Later that night after we got home we went to a local restaurant called Ford’s Garage.
I highly recommend this place. It was awesome. Look at the burgers:
And the onion rings come out on an oil thingy and the napkins are garage rags held together with hose clamps. I kid you not.
And if none of that impresses you, check out the bathroom sink…
We also went to Weeki Wachee which I was really excited about because my sister hadn’t been there since we were kids.
Why yes, that is a potato chip raft and a pizza raft, don’t judge.
My highlight of that whole trip was the mother and baby manatee.
The last full day the guys went fishing and the girls went shopping and then we all went to Tarpon Springs for dinner. I didn’t take any pictures while we were there because it was already dark and it was raining a bit.
They left on Saturday morning and I miss them so much already. But there is one thing I don’t miss.
When the kid was little, we had a wind up music box I could play to help him fall asleep, or the mobile on his bed which played music, but kids today have youtube. And I would like to personally thank the ass hat who came up with the gem of a song below because I sing it all the damn time now and I cannot stop.
And now, I pass this gem onto you…
Even through all the beaching and shopping and playing, I still managed to run 23 miles for the week. Not bad. Vacation is fun but now it’s back to the real world.
Where is the last place you went on vacation?
Has your house ever been struck by lightning?