Preparing for our trip south


tankiniThe snow is falling hard outside.  It’s Dec 10. Christmas is 2 weeks away and all I want to do is get ready for my trip to Florida.  Yesterday I spent an hour or so trying on tankini tops so I could find just the right one.  The salesgirl was very patient, thank goodness.  I ended up with 2 new tops and I am quite delighted with them.

They will go into my little suitcase along with a couple of pairs of shorts, an extra pair of jeans and as few other basics as I can pack in a carry-on case.  I learned on my last trip to Morocco that the best option for travel is to bring as little as possible.  I can’t count the times my daughter and I congratulated each other as we ran from one train to another or checked in at yet another airplane counter.  No bulky luggage for me again if I can help it.

Leon and I haven’t planned too much of the trip, but we have booked 2 nights in the Upper Keys and 2 nights in Key West.  We want to visit Sanibel and Captiva Islands and now my brother and sister-in-law have graciously invited us to stay one night at their condo in Marco Island.  The theme for this holiday will be walking the beach if I have anything to say about it!  Of course the Keys are an ocean playground, so maybe we’ll have time for a bit of scuba diving or snorkeling, weather permitting.  And I know I will want to walk down Duval Street in Key West and do a pub crawl with Leon, as we did the night before we were married.

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7 thoughts on “Preparing for our trip south

  1. “Bon Voyage” Happy Anniversary! Although we are still in New Hampshire the weather in Key West is in the mid seventies or 23C. The truck camper is packed and just waiting for 5 Jan for takeoff! We’ll be watching for blog updates

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  2. Hey Catherine! Pining for the sun? Sounds as though you miss Australia! 🙂 Have an amazing Christmas and New Year! Lots of love to you both. Lyndel xx

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