It’s been two months since I’ve blogged anything! I’m a slacker but I’ve been busy.
Late March had me crazy at work with our annual inventory. So many hours were put in and the stress was unbelievable. Early April I was purposely working like crazy, and trying to keep my focus on making money. Also was going to the gym a lot preparing for the most amazing trip I had planned for the end of the month.
Finally in late April, I got to go on vacation!
Stacee and I set off for St. Petersburg, Florida! She drove, and road tripping with her is the absolute best. We have such a good time.
I had been to Florida before, back in my college days, 20 years ago, but I had not been to the gulf side, only the Atlantic side. So this was a new experience for me. We stayed in an AirBNB, which I highly recommend…it was SOOOO much cheaper than a hotel. It was located 5 minutes frm downtown and 8 minutes from the beach. After finding the place, it as a good location. It had a shared courtyard area with a heated saltwater pool.
The courtyard was nice, and I actually spent a lot of time there. Even at night, I loved the look of the palm trees against the sky.
I got to see the Gulf of Mexico, which I had seen before (on another trip), but had never got to visit or enjoy.
I actually swam in the Gulf. It was SO much better than what I remember of the Atlantic Ocean. It was a bit cool, but manageable. The white sand beaches were so amazing. The sand feels great (it gets hot though!) and I really enjoyed them. I need a constant beach in my life!
I had been going to the tanning bed prior to leaving so I would be prepared for the Florida sun, but I got a sunburn none the less. Totally worth it though.
The beaches there were great, but so were the people. And the food! The food from vacation will be getting its own blog, be patient. The local people we met down there were so extremely nice and helpful. We got more recommendations for restaurants, attractions, bars, and sights to be seen than we could possibly visit (another trip!).
It as the best vacation I’ve been on. The weather was perfect, between 80-85 the whole time, it sprinkled one time for about 10 minutes. Not even rain, just a sprinkle. But I just felt better there. My bad knee didn’t hurt, my sinuses didn’t act up, I just felt better in general. For comparison, it was 43 degrees in Cincinnati when we left, 47 when we returned. So that warm weather was a godsend!
To accompany this blog, I chose the Go-Go’s “Vacation” as my song title this week.
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