I parlayed our Easter trip back home to WI into a Florida getaway for Steve and I...sans kids. Heaven! We had an uninterrupted conversation. And then another one. On the beach. After reading the paper!
I honestly can't tell you how long it's been since we've been able to do that.
Thank you, Mom. Thank you, Dad. And thank you, Fort Lauderdale.
We spent 4 beautiful nights at The Atlantic on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It was on the North end of the beach, away from the main drag....which was perfect.
Every room had a view of the ocean...because it was directly across the street.
|Stone's Throw to the Beach|
Needless to say, that's where we spent the majority of our time. Basically every day looked like this:
|Steve Reading the Paper!|
|Me Watching the Waves!|
Yup. A whole lotta nothing. Perfection.
We also enjoyed a few glasses of wine with our balcony view.
|Steve's View of Me with the Atlantic Ocean|
|My View of Perfection|
On our last full day, we mustered up the energy to take a Riverfront Boat Tour around the Fort Lauderdale riverway. I'm glad we did - it was gorgeous. There's a whole other side to the city, away from the tourist-laden beachfront strip.
The homes were insane. Each one bigger and more beautiful than the next.
|Perfect Palm Trees|
|The White House, But Bigger|
And what could go better with a winter cottage than something to scoot around in?
|Captain said this was Johnny Depp's|
But instead of a house and a boat, why not get both in one?
This was the crown jewel on the waterway. Cakewalk. Largest yacht ever built in the US. The captain was rattling off all kinds of facts about this beauty. All I remember was the price and a 2-person submarine on board.
You can google the rest.
The next day, we enjoyed our last time on the beach...
...and headed back to pick up the kids. By then, I missed them terribly.
But I'm so glad we went. Relaxing and doing nothing for a few days does wonders. Not only for my mommy patience, but to just reset my energy.
Including my energy to do house projects...I picked up the kitchen banquette fabric while I was home...!