Vacation Day 10..

Today is Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  Winter has finally arrived for a good part of the US. My DW and DS3 flew home from Fort Lauderdale to Philadelphia this morning. The temperature here when they left was 70 degrees. When they arrived in Philadelphia the temperature was 21 degrees!  Yikes.  I must have apologised three times to my DW for sending her back to the cold. She has to work tomorrow having exhausted her vacation time. Me, well..  I’m here in mostly sunny, windy, South Florida until Sunday around noon time. DS3 has to get ready for his spring semester. He drives back to Scranton next Monday and classes start next Tuesday. His current GF will be taking the train from Long Island to the Jersey Shore where DS3 will pick her up and bring back to our house. She will be visiting for a few days.

The trip into the airport as not too bad this morning. We sat on I 595 in a few spots due to rush hour traffic heading into Fort Lauderdale from the suburbs. After a teary good-bye (DS3 will miss me..kidding), I went to Grandpa’s Bakery and Restaurant. This establishment was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The Eggs Benedict were good. The coffee fresh and the waitress service was attentive. I will go back there again.

After I sent the family on there not so merry way, I had chores to do. Chores on vacation? Yes, and I have avoided them for sure. Laundry, cleaning up the lacrosse gear from the weekend, food shopping for the week and dealing with the aftermath of my car accident 10 days ago. . These are just a few of my favorite things. I figured out that my clothes folding skills have not magically improved. Go figure.

I’m working on pictures from the last ten days. At this point I have +26 gigs of images from our trip though the Keys and the 11 lacrosse games I participated in. Yep, 11 games in three days.  I have the bruises to prove it.  Spoil alert: The GM (45 plus) OWU tem that I played on finished 3 rd in our division. I think our record was 3 wins and 6 losses.  Third place?? That’s what they said. I think the top two teams were undefeated.

My goal over the next 24 hours is to catch up blogging.

Here are a few pictures from yesterday’s visit to the Hollywood Beach boardwalk. More on that in another post.