Friday, July 10, 2009

Vacation! Part Deux - Kristie's Florida

After a few hours of driving, we made it to Kristie's house, which is adorable and a half! And I didn't take any photos of it, shame on me! She had just painted it the week before, and it's so beachy and cute! Anyway, a quick freshen up and then we took off for her boyfriend's BBQ. He's training to be a firefighter, and his class had their first Burn that night.

Scott is at the top right.

Their campus is awesome, they've just completed a new burn building. It's several stories tall and they run drills there (with smoke filled rooms and ladder rescues - too cool!).

That night we had some yummy BBQ and watched the guys work in their squads to put out fires. It was really awesome to watch, even in the perpetual rain. We actually had a downpour for awhile, but luckily we were under cover.

On Thursday morning, Kristie and I headed to Stuart Beach. In the SUNSHINE. Yes. It cleared up, I'm convinced, just for me. The water was gorgeous and clear, but a bit too cold for swimming (at least for me). But it was perfect for laying on the beach.

There were LOTS of dragonflies out there. I mean, they were everywhere!! And after reading the wikipedia article on dragonflies just now, I'm kind of grossed out. But anyway.

A few pelicans entertained us for awhile, swooping in and out of the water looking for dinner. (Hop into my mouth, if you want to live...)

After a few hours we did a little souvenir shopping, a little grocery shopping, and then went back to her house to bum around for awhile (it had started raining again, anyway). She made some amazing shrimp scampi for dinner and we watched Defiance. GREAT movie.

Friday morning, we headed out to Jupiter Beach. Again, sunshine! Yay! Kristie then took me to Blowing Rocks. It was absolutely gorgeous! We walked around for awhile, took lots of photos, and then strolled down the incredibly hot sand.
After that, we drove around and looked at all of the gigantic houses on Jupiter Island. Apparently a lot of celebrities have homes down there. Their landscaping bills probably equal my yearl salary. And yes, I'm jealous. We stopped at a restaurant on the water and had lunch (and beer) and then went back to Kristie's.

After a little nap, we made our way to the movie theater and watched Transformers. It was really good! (Yes, that's three movies in one week, a personal record, I think). Hit the hay early so we could get up and watch the sunrise before they took me to the airport. It was early, but beautiful, and there were lots of folks out fishing. Looked like they were having some success too.

My flight home was FAR less stressful, no stress actually. Every flight was on-time, one was even early to our destination (which resulted in us sitting on the tarmac for about 30 minutes), but it was all good. Lunch with the parents in OKC and then a short drive home to Duncan.

It was definitely a vacation. Definitely in my top 5.