I've been to Florida! We left on the 29th and just got back. This trip has been planned for months. Where my parents live, when someone dies they have a memorial celebration of their life. Where I live, we call it a cocktail party! My dad wanted to have a celebration for my mom on her birthday, November 3rd. I'll have more details about that for Tablescape Thursday. Because we were having a party at my dad's, we stayed in a hotel very near his home for the first time. It was quite the experience. The outside of the buildings reminded me of places we stayed back in the 60's (I'm sure it was built back then). The inside was completely remodeled with flat screen televisions, pillow top beds and granite counters. We also spent 3 nights in Orlando with our daughter (yes, there are pictures to come).
This is private home right next to the hotel.
I'm standing on the hotel's beach to take the picture.
Now for the exciting part! Just before I left for Florida, I found out that my friend Dee Dee from d dzine and I were going to both be in Orlando at the same time. Dee Dee was one of my first followers and we have gotten to know each other the past year. We were able to get together for a short visit and it was so much fun. Dee Dee is every bit as nice as I knew she would be. I also got to meet her son Zac who was so polite and patient when his mom took away his time at Epcot to meet a blog friend! Who would think that 2 women from the Midwest would travel all the way to Disney World to meet in person! It was a bit brisk in Orlando the days we were there, notice our layers of sweaters!
I am linking with Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer
for Outdoor Wednesday
I am also joining Heidi @ Heart and Home
for Wednesday Gratitude
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