Monday, April 29, 2013

Anne and Scotty come for a visit

On Friday our friends Anne and Scotty drove in just before 1600 for a weeks stay.  It's been a year since we've seen these wonderful friends and we waited at the driveway to see them drive in!  After hugs and we let them get set up, barely because we wanted to chat and 'look' at one another!

Soon it was time for dinner and Jim grilled some pork chops and I fixed some roasted potatoes and a big salad.    Anne had some moscato wine and our dinner was on.  Just like old times we dined at their table and we talked and laughed and drank to much wine.  We emptied her stash and Jim retrieved a big bottle which we half emptied!

It was so good to sit and enjoy their company but all to soon it was time to head home, after all we do need to get some rest!

On Saturday we went to Flagler Beach to enjoy the ocean and have a lunch. Thanks for picking up the tab Miss Anne!



Scotty and Anne basking in the Florida Sunshine!





My honey looking goooood!


The tides have been high depositing sand among the rocks and Anne was looking for treasure...

After lunch we drove north up A1A to St Augustine to visit Castillo de San Marcos, http://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

It was the first time Anne and Scotty have visited this area.  Even though it was Saturday I didn't think the crowds were that thick.  We strolled the ramparts and looked at cannon, the boats on the water and learned a little history.  All in all a nice couple hours
 

Some re-enactors were showing their skills 

Lighthouse on the island


Once we'd seen everything we left the fort and headed into the old town in search of a cold drink.  The day was warming up and we were all thirsty.  Stopped in a shop and Anne had iced coffee, I had an Italian lemon soda and Jim had lemoncello gelato.    After that refreshment Anne and I wandered in and out of some shops while the guys waited patiently and smiling big 
when we didn't purchase anything!


Behind one glass shop was a garden path with various hanging chimes and stained glass where I found this unusual hibiscus....just beautiful!

Shortly before 1600 we headed to the truck and started our journey home.  I think we all were a wee bit tired and I think we all enjoyed the afternoon.

After a brief stay at home to feed Boo and enjoy a cup a coffee we headed over to have some chips, salsa, veggies and hummus. More talk and catching up then we walked to the dock with Boo.  The river is lovely this time of day.

Yesterday we just did 'normal' things.  Jim had to work a couple hours.  Laundry, cleaning etc. In the afternoon the guys  worked on our hot water tank and so far the thing is working!  Then they started on the fireplace.  The darned thing quit working and we think it's just a switch.  While they putzed with that Anne and I went to lunch at Belle's Bistro in Crescent City before stopping at Winn-Dixie to pick up a few items.

We got home in time for my afternoon coffee and to feed Boo.  The guys had finished with the water heater and started on the TV....We made a trade, our old TV for their Hammock.  So now the Scotts have a project of their own!  The guys pulled out the old anode TV that came with the rig and have a sleek, slim flat screen to replace it.

Once again we had dinner together at their place.  Spaghetti with tomato sauce for the guys while Anne and I had pesto sauce.  A salad, bread with garlic oil and watermelon for dessert....The guys had beer and we ladies had water.

After dinner we sat outside for awhile and then walked down to the dock with Boo.

So far today I'm doing the sheets, it's bed day!  Jim is working this morning and with some luck Anne and I will get pedicures this afternoon.  

Not sure what the rest of the day will be like.  Started cloudy and the sun is just now trying to come out.

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.  ~Attributed to Heather Pryor
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