I was as far south as Cairo Egypt
Just returned from another vacation. Last month New Orleans and this July the Florida Keys-Key Largo and Key west. Key west is unlike anyplace you have ever been. Its very expensive even in the off season. Few properties for sale and nothing under 1.5 million dollars.
I went on a glass bottom boat seen the coral reef along with beautiful variety of fish. I went on a jet ski it was so fun! We toured Ernest Hemingway's home along with President Truman's little white house. Photo below. They did not allow photo taking inside of President Truman's home. Only the outside. Walked down the famous Duval street and the resort we stayed at was simply grand. Photo of pool of resort and due to the extreme heat a lot of my time was spent in the pool.
Fine dining every evening and the best Key Lime Pie in the world! What can I say it was a wonderful experience.
I plan to be in Chicago the remainder of August. I think my daughter is going back to Miami mid August.
I'm available during weekday hours 10-5p.m.at my home.
Its like every 3-4 weeks am off on another vacation.
Next year it will be all Europe. I've been to every state in the us except Washington state, Oregon ,Idaho, Rhode island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Have not done Alabama nor Alaska either nor Atlantic city. What's next? Not sure.
Have a Safe and Happy 4th! Another vacation for me
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. I'm here in Chicago however, in a few weeks am taking off again to? Well, there's a song about the place
Bermuda, Bahamas come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego off the Florida Keys
Yeah, this is my next vacation.
Back from my vacation
My s/daddy funded a vacation for myself and him to New Orleans. I had never been there before.
We stayed in a quaint, upscale hotel right in the French quarter.
Our first day we went on a plantation tour to Oak Alley Plantation. People were dressed in costume of that era. It was very interesting as we toured the mansion (photo below) and the slave cabins and we had a Mint Julep cocktail.
The next day we toured the above ground cemetery. Quite fantastic how they bury above ground. Yet rather bizarre. Seen the future grave of Nicholas Cage and the esteemed Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau
Her tomb is the second most visited after Elvis.
We also did a Swamp and Bayous tour. Lots of alligators circled our boat. There were baby alligators on board for those who wanted to touch one. I passed on that.
Then we did a Dixie land jazz dinner cruise down the mighty Mississippi one evening. We both enjoyed this. We also did some souvenir shopping.
I ate alligator meat for the first time and I had turtle soup. I really enjoyed the turtle soup. The alligator was so/so to me.
Bourbon Street was wild. Lots of street performers and wild bars. It really does smell on Bourbon Street although they wash the streets every morning.
The stench is horrible.
It was great to get away and just be a tourist no touring myself in the sense gals do tour just having a nice, relaxing vacation. Back in Chicago for the remainder of this month and "where will we go next?"
My last one has now departed
My Bichon named Angel passed away about 2 weeks ago of Kidney failure. She suddenly took ill and within 4 days she couldn't even stand up, wouldn't eat and she died.
My house is so empty without a dog. Those of you who have dogs know what I'm talking about.
I may get another dog but not for some time.
I'm forcing myself to walk at least a mile a day although my hand feels empty without a leash on it. My guy paid all of Angels final vet bills.
My jet setter daughter is going back to South Beach (Miami) this holiday weekend. Specials on Sunday and Monday evening. I may be out during the day Monday but will be in by early evening. Check with me first.
I'm going to visit my b/f or s/daddy once my daughter comes back and he and I are taking a trip to a city neither of us has been to.
We plan on taking a few more trips this summer and next spring to Europe.
Have a great and safe holiday weekend.