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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Thanksgiving in Boca! Part (Final) III (Lots of Pics)
This is the last post regarding my Thanksgiving trip to Boca! I promise! In the last couple days of our visit, the man and I simply enjoyed the warm temperatures and relaxing atmosphere. On our last full day, the family and I went to the pool at my in-laws' condo. The above photo shows some pretty blue flowers that lined the pool fence.
This is me and my fat thighs lounging pool side. I guess all that good eating is evident for sure now! The pool water was actually heated. The condo apparently keeps the water heated in the fall and winter months. Even though it was sunny and 83 degrees, the 88 degree water (there was a thermometer in the pool) felt so refreshing. There was bit of a breeze coming off the nearby ocean so the heated water was really a plus.
Here is the man taking a dip.
Me enjoying the sun after a swim. Again, thank goodness for high SPF sunblock!
This gecko was on one of the legs of my sun lounger. Geckos are everywhere in South Florida! I think they are cute. I asked him if he could save me money on my car insurance but he didn't say anything back. (I know, bad joke!)
The next day, it was time to leave. This is one last look outside my mother-in-law's patio.
Here I am trying to take it all in one last time before going back to cold and rainy D.C.
The man and I then got our luggage, packed up the car, and drove to the airport.
Here we are, Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Bye, bye, South Florida! I know me and the man will be back again soon!
Note: As of 1-22-11, My blog, "Betty's Vintage Musings," is now "The DC Metro Retro."
I was born in the mid-70s in Richmond, Virginia to two fabulous European-born parents. My Norwegian father father taught me to be intelligent and kind, while my Irish mother instilled a sense of fierce strength and independence. Growing up in the 80s, my friends pined for Poison tickets and Guess jeans yet I loved The Cure and wanted vintage wool cardigans and black satin bullet bras. I prided myself on standing apart from the mainstream and having the "audacity" to think for myself.
So, here I am, 15-20 years later. I am still in vintage and still questioning everything. I went to college, got married, and earned a Master's Degree. I am a linguist, artist, amateur makeup artist, and business owner. Yet no matter what my job title is or what style I wear, the one thing that matters to me the most is to be kind to everyone.
Fight for what you believe in, family and friends come first, and use logic and reason always.