I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...but thanks for asking, Betsy :-)
Had a busy weekend culminating with the return of Wayne and Buck from their cruise. Picked them up bright and early (after seeing the same yummy BSO Port Of Everglades Security guard two weeks in a row...NICE!!) at dock 18 this past Sunday am.
They had tons of fun stories to tell and they're already planning their next cruise for March of 2006. We stopped for breakfast at Rascal House in Boca. Rascal House does everything in their power to stuff you to the gills...and then some. Seriously, after breakfast we all felt like a nap was in order!
Back to the house and we hung out to chill. I'd bought some sconces at Pier 1 when I first bought my house but could never find the right location for them. Asked Wayne & Buck for help and within 5 minutes the sconces had found a brand new home on my foyer wall.
After that, Wayne spied a HUGE snapping turtle attempting to build a nest on the other side of the lake. So he grabbed his camera, I grabbed my phone and we dashed out to capture the turtle...photographically speaking, of course. The turtle made it to the lake before I could get a decent shot but Wayne was luckier. First time I'd ever seen a turtle in or near the lake.
After the excitement of the turtle (!) Wayne helped me spruce up the front garden a bit, then both Wayne and Buck (who teaches Landscape History classes) put their heads together on what plants would fill in the bare patches in my front garden. One thing led to another and we decided to head off to Home Depot (Homo-Depot as Buck calls it) to give me ideas on what to plant where.
They had some fantastic ideas that I plan on putting to use very soon. And I promise to take before, during and after pix as proof.
After Hom(o)e Depot, it was back up A1A to take the long way up to West Palm Beach to kill time and grab something to eat at La Salsa. We ate outside BECAUSE WE COULD! The weather has been so GORGEOUS lately and soon, very soon, it will be all gone and the humid days of late Spring/early Summer will be upon us.
After dinner there was a quick walk down Rosemary Street, we did not stop at the Cheesecake Factory, then we piled into the truck to head on over to the airport.
It was a BLAST having the guys stay with me! I finally got to meet Buck and Wayne & I got to catch up with each other since the last time we saw each other while he was on assignment in Boston.
I LOVE having guests and this visit was no exception. Come back ANYTIME guys...I miss you already!