Monday, February 9, 2015

Our Trip

The pipeliner and I just returned from a wonderful vacation!

I had been saving for this trip since October of 2013!

Two weeks or rest and relaxation in the Florida Keys!

The weather was a little chilly,
but with views like this who cares!


(Mallory Square Key West)

We flew in to Miami then rented a car to drive down the Keys.

Our first stop was in Islamorada.
about in the middle of the Keys.

I found the perfect little resort to 
"Drop Anchor"


How is this for a view out your window everyday?


What a little piece of paradise!

This had to be one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed!


We left here after 4 days, 
then headed to our final destination,
Key West!

Again, another little piece of paradise.


We had great plans of snorkeling up and down the Keys
but sadly the weather was just to chilly and windy.

Our biggest form of entertainment was watching the
cruise ships come into and leave port.


Man oh man are those things massive!

If you ever go to Key West be prepared for these!


Roosters and hens roam the streets.

They sure made us laugh,
 all of the crowing going on night and day.

We spent a lot of time down by the docks.


There is nothing better then eating fresh oysters every single day!


It sure was hard leaving the sun and sand to come home to this!


Almost 2 feet of snow whipped around by snowstorm Linus!

We weren't home long though.

The pipeliner got sent to a job out of state.

At least I got all of our laundry done before we packed up the 
suitcases again!

Looking forward to catching up with all of my favorite blogs!

Liz












28 comments:

  1. Wow! What fun!!
    Glad you were able to go on such an amazing vacation :)

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    1. It was fun! All of our saving sure was worth it!

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  2. I was on one of those cruise ships that stopped at Key West. Lovely and fun city!

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    1. They are fun to watch! Just amazing all of the people they hold!

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  3. Liz, that sounds wonderful. I love hanging out on a dock and watching boats and ships coming and going. Both of those resorts look beautiful! Can't say I'd want the oysters, but I'm sure there were plenty of other fresh seafood I would have loved. I'm so glad you had such a great time.

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    1. We had fun watching all of the boats coming in with the daily catches! And we had fresh fish just about every night for dinner! (besides oysters! lol..)

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  4. I never saw any chickens or roosters roaming when I visited Key West. Must be a new thing now, ha ha! Funny. You stayed at some wonderful places. Just beautiful!

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    1. Oh they are everywhere! And everyone is trying to take their pictures! lol..

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  5. I was in the Keys years ago, so glad you got to enjoy them. i could go back again and again! Also flew into Miami and drove to the keys, it is a nice drive.

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    1. This is one of our favorite places to visit! That drive down is just beautiful!

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  6. Oh boy could I use some sand instead of snow these days. :) So happy you had a wonderful time!!

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    1. It was nice to get a break from the snow and cold! You poor guys just seem to be on the snow storm path again!

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  7. Looks like a really fun place to vacation! Snow is a little hard to come back to. I hope the state you go to is a warm one ;) Wendy

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    1. It is an awesome vacation spot! I wish we went to warmer weather, but we are now in northern Michigan!

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  8. What a wonderful trip! De and I've been to Florida for Disney World when the kids were younger and to Miami where we left for a week on one of those cruise ships. Looking at your pics I'm so ready to go again.

    Coming back to lots of snow would be a hard pill to swallow! Glad you had a great time and hope the Pipeliner's new job gives you a chance to recover from your vacation!

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    1. At least when we returned home our drive had been plowed along with the sidewalk! Can't wait to take the grandson to Disney someday!

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  9. Looks like a delightful vacation!

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    1. Sand, no snow.....very delightful! lol...

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  10. Oh you lucky gal! I would love to visit the Keys. It looks like you really enjoyed yourself.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. We love it down there! Just a beautiful area!

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  11. Ohh.. looks amazing!!!! I have never been to the keys and I would love to visit!! I bet it was tough coming home to all of that snow. I for one, am done with winter. : )

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    1. We love the Keys! We got delayed a day coming home because of the storm. But thankfully our drive had been plowed for us. Winter can go away anytime!!

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  12. Florida Keys is on my bucket list! Looks amazing!

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    1. I hope you get to go someday! We love it down there!

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  13. OH!!! My goodness does that trip look like a dream Liz!!! The views are just stunning and I don't care what the temp is...anything is better than here!!! SO glad that you were able to spend this time together in such a beautiful setting!!! Wishing you a lovely week friend! Nicole xoxo

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    1. Thanks Nicole!! We saved for over a year to take this vacation! It was so nice to spend time relaxing together! Stay warm girlfriend!

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  14. What fun it is for me to visit your blog! You are the only friend that I have that is a "pipeliners wife", and it seems to me, that you have an adventuresome life. Whether it is sun and warm like this beautiful vacation, or snow and cold like the rest of your life, I enjoy reading about it and seeing your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I am glad I married a guy who likes to travel, even when we are not traveling for work!

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