Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Road Trip

So last Tuesday we left the burg and headed south on a little adventure. Our first stop was Macon, GA where we stayed overnight with Jo's pals PR and Harry and their dog Wrex. It wasn't a very long visit, but we knew we'd see 'em on the way back, so Wednesday morning it was off to Florida.

We made a pit stop in Gainesville and snooped around the campus of the University of Florida for a little bit. We parked illegally so Jo could snap some pictures of the "Gators" at the football stadium. Then we asked a group of college boys if they knew a good place to eat lunch. They recommended "The Swamp" across the street. It was good, they were right. After that we continued on to West Palm Beach.

After arriving at the bed and breakfast and being greeted by Telullah the dachshund we were ready to walk, but not sure what direction to head in so we wandered around lost for a little bit. We also called Tony and Casey (Woodard) McCloud, old Fredericksburg friends now living in West Palm. They came and rescued us. After a nice dinner out they gave us a little WPB orientation and let us know where all the good hang out spots were...as well as Donald Trump's beach house.

Thursday was basically spent bumming around at the beach, in town, taking more pix, eating ice cream and waving to Donald T. who we saw out trimming his shrubs (right). We saw our first Man o' War jellyfish washed up on shore. It was a little chilly for swimming, but once I saw those bad boys I wasn't going anywhere near the water! That night we went to the movies at this really cool theater with couches for seats. Apparently there is supposed to be one like it opening at the Spotsy Towne Center.

Friday was baseball day, Marlins v. Dodgers in spring training. We went really early to catch batting practice and everything. Very cool...if you're into that sort of thing. We got sunburned watching the game but enjoyed every minute of it. After that we drove along the coast for a bit, stopping to check out sights along the way at Jupiter and Juno Beaches, before heading to Boca Raton where we met up with Jo's old pal from college, Lottie and her husband and 3 yr. old son Doug. We spent the night at their place before heading back north in the morning.

Saturday we drove up to Titusville (near Cape Canaveral) where we ran into some kid named Thomas MacGregor. He looked malnourished, a real starving artist, so we took him to lunch. Then it was on to Hilton Head to meet back up with PR & Harry at PR's mom's house. Geez, what a great place to live...Hilton Head. So after hanging out with them for another night it was back home finally. We dropped off "Gerry" (short for Geriatric) the rental car, hopped in "Bob" (our car) and we're reunited with Dusty late Sunday night.

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