Ready, Set, Go! 7/15/15

The Islamorada bags are almost packed, and we’ll be on our way south Thursday morning – right after we drop the pups and all their gear off at Lily’s house.

Dogfood: check.  Treats: check.  Daily meds: check.  Meds for Bear if he gets hot spot: check.  Joint supplement for Bear: check.  I'm telling you, I spend more time packing for them than for me!

Dogfood: check. Treats: check. Daily meds: check. Meds for Bear if he gets hot spot and detailed instructions on how to treat it: check. Joint supplement for Bear: check. Emergency sheet with vet name/number: check.  I’m telling you, I spend more time packing for them than for me!

As soon as I pulled the first suitcase out of the closet, they both started pouting.  But NEXT WEEK – when we pull out to drive NORTH – there’ll be no stopping at the petsitter’s. It will take them about 30 minutes to realize we’ve been on the road and haven’t stopped to leave them anywhere.  That’s when Maddie will curl up in my lap and Bear will get as relaxed as he’s going to get in the car.  They’ll know that trip includes them, and they’ll be happy campers the rest of the way!

WHERE WE’RE GOING

The Hewitts are already in Islamorada and sent a couple of pics yesterday.

Matthew became a teenager yesterday and celebrated by snorkeling . . .

Matthew became a teenager yesterday and celebrated by snorkeling . . .

. . . near this lighthouse.  Oh my gosh, that water is beautiful!!

. . . near this lighthouse. Oh my gosh, that water is beautiful!!

They took their boat with them so we’ll be playing a lot on the water!

A FUN DAY!

Amber Clore, our interior designer and owner of A. Clore Interiors, sent professional photographer John Zawacki out to photograph our family room and foyer this week. The photographs will be used on Amber’s website and maybe, just maybe, a few will make it to houzz.com.

John set up lights everywhere. He said all the windows presented a shooting challenge, but I'm sure he got it figured out. LOL!  Sure am glad he wasn't shooting that messy kitchen island!

John set up lights everywhere. He said all the windows presented a shooting challenge, but I’m sure he got it figured out. LOL! Sure am glad he wasn’t shooting that messy kitchen island!

Getting some detail shots!

Getting some detail shots!

MANATEE SIGHTING

A couple of manatees were feeding in our inlet yesterday at low tide.

A couple of manatees were feeding in our inlet yesterday at low tide . . .

It's so shallow at low tide that when they're grazing on the bottom, it's easy to see their backs and their tails!

. . . when it’s so shallow that when they’re grazing on the bottom, it’s easy to see their backs and their tails!

We’ll be back on Sunday, and I’ll try to post something on Monday about our trip.  Y’all have a great weekend, and good Lord willing, I’ll see you back here soon!

God bless.

12 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Go! 7/15/15

  1. Have a fun family vacation. I assume Matthew has already heard of snuba. It is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. Tony loves it! Very simple to figure out. (I am a land person, so I only like to get my feet in the ocean!)

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    • Yvonne! A woman after my own heart! You noticed I said “on” the water! Although, I might have to at least put my toe in!

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  2. Brenda, that water is gorgeous. We were there in 1978 after Joe and I learned to scuba dive. Y’all have a great time!!! Take lots of pics….would love to go back. It’s so beautiful there.

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  3. At first glance I thought the photo of Matthew was taken in a swimming pool. The water is just a gorgeous color! Have a safe and fun trip. Summer is so busy isn’t it!?

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  4. Oh my gosh is that beautiful! I’ve never been there, but now hope to go there someday. Have a safe and super fun trip. Happy Birthday to Matthew. He is so handsome.

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  5. Have a safe trip and enjoy that beautifully clear water. Happy Birthday, Matthew. Tell Maddie and Bear I’m really sorry they can’t go too.

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