Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My best friend was married in Key West last December. I wouldn't have missed it if I had to hitch hike & walk all the way. My husband & I decided to make a weeks vacation of it as well as the wedding celebration.

We landed in Fort Meyers and drove to Naples to spend the first night. My husband made all the arrangements for hotels, plane fare, etc. Thank goodness he took over this job as I was rather busy getting ready for an art show and Christmas. We had picked the perfect time to be in Naples as there was a huge art show/sale going on the next day. What a fun day we had. All sorts of different art. The week continued with us driving through Florida and staying at different places each night. We spent three nights, including New Year's Eve, in Key West. I have never seen a New Year's Eve celebration in person like the one we saw there. Then on to the wedding. It was a beautiful, perfect, blue skied day. The wedding planner did a great job savings a place on the beach with a little shade, lots of flowers, and lots of fun. The bride was beautiful and the groom couldn't stop grinning. I love these guys! Pete and I hated to go home, but my sister, Pam, also my best friend, was watching all our critters, both 2 legged and 4 legged. She also caught a cold while sitting for us. I have a feeling that she wouldn't be so quick to volunteer next time. So, home we came. Back into the cold and the snow. Yuck!

I decided to do some paintings of the birds we saw along our Florida drive. These are a white ibis and a great egret. More to follow.