Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Nice Getaway

100_2959 We had an extended weekend getaway last week, spending 5 days in Florida. My godchild is having her first baby and I didnt want to miss her baby shower. Kevin preferred not to go with me but I convinced him that we would have a good time. I made a reservation at a Doubletree Hotel on Redington Beach (near Tampa) with Hilton Honor points that we had saved up.  I thought some rest and relaxation was in order for the two of us.  The weather was great and the beach beautiful. We ate out alot and savored our seafood.  Spent time both on the beach and the pool overlooking the beach.. It was just what the dr ordered.. Until Monday morning when we were getting ready to leave at 5am. We fly standby and all the flights had filled up overnight Tampa to Houston.  So we drove to Orlando by way of the Hard Rock Casino. (this casino never had blackjack tables when we lived in Florida so Kevin was thrilled to find this and had made a visit on Saturday night while I was at the shower, had won about $500 that night)l.. So we spent a few hours depositing some money, (well at least I did, Kevin gave back a bit) then stopped at Downtown Disney to waste some time. Our flight wasnt until 8:40pm.  We didnt arrive back in Houston until 10pm and then they lost Kevins baggage.. We then spent 1.5 hrs looking for it and filling out paper work.. It was a very long day but at least we arrived home safely, even though it was late.. The luggage was found and delivered next day to us!

I have worked everyday since we got home. All that relaxation has now left my body.. I need another vacation!