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!
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