Tuesday, April 19, 2005

14 non stop hours, out with the girls ... whew!

 Because of time restraints, it feels like my postings here at Dancing in the Rain have become bare bones journaling and photo about the events, large and small that take place in my life.

     Thank so many of you for continuing to visit and for leaving your comments behind, anyway. We've all watched as so many other writers here in J-Land have stopped writing or posting all together at times like this, times when life just seems to get in the way. I really don't want to do that, so I keep posting what and when I can.

     That said ... here are the photos from my weekend!

 

     Mandy and I were out bright and early on Saturday morning, to meet Mary Lou for breakfast at Stingers.

    Stingers is a hole in the wall beach bar, cafe/grill, package liquor, pizza parlor kind of place that serves breakfast outdoors on Pompano Beach. It was a great place to start out a day of fun in the sun.

     The mouse in the photo above was staring at me through the package liquor store window that our table was shoved up against outside on the patio. He was kind of cute, in a maybe not at the breakfast table kind of way, right?

    

     The Royal Vista Resort was right across the street, Mary Lou is a "Fairfield Employee" so we are considered friends and family at all of the resorts listed on that colorful pole :-) YaY!

    

     I guess we picked one of the windiest days of the season to hit the beach, you can sort of see by the jet ski flag how strong the wind was blowing and how rough the sea was. Sitting on the beach felt a lot like getting sand blasted so ... we moved up to the pool area where we spent most of the day.

    

     At around 3:00 or so we headed to the Swap Shop in Ft. Lauderdale, one of Mandy's favorite places. You want it, they've got it. Rows and rows of stuff from every corner of the world, at night it's a Drive In Movie Theater and during the day there is a Circus 365 days a year. Have I ever mentioned that I love the circus?

 

     The Swap shop is kind of a one stop shop for fun and entertainment, all day every day they also have amusement park rides. We did not go on the rides but did get a few colorful photos.

 

     Our Swap Shop expedition took the rest of the afternoon, and then we went to the mall. Yep, shopping after an exhausting day in the sun ... how much fun can one bunch of girls take? Mary Lou's Mom was with us at the mall, so our group of gals ranged in age from 18 to 80. I love day's like this. When we were finally so exhausted that we could not walk another step, we headed across the street to Big Louie's for some really great pizza and something cold to drink.

     When you only get one day weekends, you've just got yo make the most out of every single minute!

                                              *** Coy ***

20 comments:

csandhollow said...

I will take bare bone journaling. I love reading yours and getting to know you and everyone around you. I wish I had gone to the swap shop with you! To me that sounds better than the beach! It sounds like you had a great day! BTW keep those winds down there! I am hoping that Pat and I can make it to Florida for a weekend or more this year.

krobbie67 said...

Wow! That's one busy day. It sounds (and looks) like a great one though!
:-) ---Robbie

gaboatman said...

Coy
I, too, will take your bare bones journaling anytime I can get it.  I have been reading you for some time now and always enjoy your PICS.
Sam

gaboatman said...

Coy
PS... Thanks for your comment in my new journal.  I have had such a warm welcome from the community.  I know i will love it here!
Sam

lifewrites said...

Hi Coy,
This is bare bones?  Even your bare bones journaling is rich with life.  There's and ebb and flow to everything, even in J-land.  WOW, what a day you had!  I agree, the rat has it's place, and it's not at the breakfast table.  EEEK!  

jeanno43 said...

Bare bones journalling?  No way.  Great entry and super pics.

samnsmile5 said...

See...look at the fun you had!  Great pictures and so much to do and see.  You are living life to the fullest!!  Keep it up!  :)
Michele   http://journals.aol.com/samnsmile5/lettingitallsinkin

ryanagi said...

Now that sounds like a FUN day!

sanforized6 said...

One Day at a Time!! rich

luvmort said...

SHOPPING!

judithheartsong said...

I love to hear whatever you have to say. judi

sunnyside46 said...

sounds like you got all the goody out of that day
Marti

hadonfield78 said...

Sound Like An Awesome Day.................
You Know How To Have A Good Time.......................
Start callin you "Goodtime Coy"......  he he he

suzypwr said...

You have been having way too much fun!!!

xxoo

theresarrt7 said...

Made me tired just reading it!  Wait a minute; I was already tired.  OK, it made me  tired-er.  :-)

cneinhorn said...

there's nothing barebones about this coy....put a smile on my face, thank you...love the fun happy photos :-)

alphawoman1 said...

I would go wild at the Swap Shop place.  Stingers Cafe looks like my kind of place.  I want to visit Florida so badlly!

boiseladie said...

I love your photos!  They are so full of fun and color!  I am suffering "empty nest" and need to start getting out and enjoying my days.

nanmm11 said...

I love those girly days too!!! you just reminded me that me and my girls are way over due for that whole day without men fun day!!!! as usual girl, your journal is fun,informative and full of every day life!!!!! your the "bomb"

deabvt said...

Wow!  Thanks.
V