Jen and I first met about four or five years ago through the blogosphere, and for the past two years, we have talked about meeting in real life. So when our chapters in life happened to be in sync, I didn't hesitate to buy a plane ticket to Florida.
Gosh! It was a great weekend spending time with Jen. I even had a fun 15 hours visiting with her children and husband. (They are almost a mirror image of my family!) They made me feel so welcome...fresh flowers and some beautiful smelling body lotion welcomed me in the guest room at their house!
On Saturday morning, she and I headed out to our destination near Sarasota where we would spend two days and nights.
The clam shells, (as I referred to them), were so comfy!
And I even went paddle boarding!! (Summer bucket list. Check.)
Okay, so being a beginner on waves that were sometimes 4 feet high? Not so good, but by golly! I did it. (Felt it the next day, too :)
(Top picture : heading out. You can't even see the board I'm on because of the deceptive- looking waves.)
No sharks either! (Even though Jen promised she'd send my body back to my family if I were to have been attacked.)
But we did see dolphins :)
I sent Jen a text letting her know I arrived in Dallas safe and sound Sunday evening, to which she replied, "....enjoy re-entry!"
I got a good chuckle out of that one.
It truly was a wonderful weekend. We came away with so much, but feeling grateful for our husbands and knowing how blessed we are (for our families and friendship) were at the top of our emoticons!
~ Patty ~