I know, I know, it's been a long time since the last post. Believe it or not, sometimes I don't have a lot to say. Anyone who has spent more than 5 minutes with me will dispute that, but it's true.
With the major winter holidays recently passed and Valentine's Day coming up, my mind turns to thoughts of the variety of holiday celebrations that exist.
Holidays are not a big deal to Jeff. He's the kind of person that doesn't need a holiday to remind him how to treat people. If he sees something that he thinks someone he cares about would love, he buys it on the spot. He is the kind of friend that will drop anything to help you out. He shows me his love every day, I don't need a Valentine's Day reminder. He may not be conventional, but he is true to himself.
|Sunset on Sanibel Island|
On the way to Key West, we spent a few nights in Key Largo. It was right on a beach, but Key Largo is a little too much of a party town for the likes of us "old folks". There was live music from the tiki bar next to the hotel every night. It was a combination of pleasant and annoying. Pleasant if you were in the mood for it, annoying if you wanted quiet.
|Sunset on Key Largo|
Due to the expense of Key West, we actually stayed in a cottage on Little Torch Key. It was right on the beach and had a little kitchenette so that we wouldn't have to go out to eat. The hardest part of being without the bus was the expense of hotels and eating meals out. We are currently both eating gluten-free, so besides the expense of meals out, it's not always easy to find good food to eat.
|Why did the chicken cross the road?|
|Only 1 of 47 cats residing at the Hemingway home.|
|Our luncheon companion.|
New Year's Eve was spent in a Fort Myers hotel; a little nicer than what we had been utilizing for most of this "vacation". I made it all the way to 11:45 before falling asleep. I can't remember the last time I stayed awake until midnight. I think I would have made it last year if I hadn't been sick. I was at my daughter's and she took good care of me, like she always does.
With Valentine's Day coming up, I realized that one of the ways Jeff shows me his love is by continuing to celebrate my new-found childhood. He grew up going to rodeos but I had never seen one and always wanted to. There was a rodeo in Lakeland, Florida, not too far from our RV park. There were even rodeo monkeys!!!
|Blurry, cause they move so darn fast!|
|Even the monkeys move too fast!!!|
Religious observances are a personal matter. I understand the concept of a commemorative day, but I would love it if people held to those principles all year, not just for Christmas, Easter, Passover, etc. I don't keep with an organized religion, but I endeavor to stay true to the values that have been instilled in me.
Until I have something else to say, have a great day!