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Relaxed and Ready

On Friday, my husband and I made a a quick getaway to St. Augustine, Florida. It is only  about an 1 1/2 hour away.  When we left we did not have a clear plan or destination.

They have the best waffles

    After a quick breakfast, we decided that we would visit and stay at St. Augustine again.  I called Marriott rewards and turned in my voucher for a free night.  We checked into the room and then took of for the "Old City" and the "San Marcos" fort.

Matanzas Bay Lighthouse in distance

We spent most of the afternoon walking around downtown and doing some window shopping.  The streets were not that crowded and the weather was cool, low humidity and breezy. 

The Fort at St Augustine

It was a great day to just relax and enjoy the sites and clear my mind. After a quick dinner, we continued to stroll around the city.  It was getting dark and the "ghost hunting tours" were out in full force.  We did the "walking ghost tour" last time we visited St. Augustine.   So we did not join in any tours officially.

In fact we did our own ghost tour.  The cemeteries were our first stop...
 But we did not capture any "orbs" or unexplained ribbons of light.     It was not for lack of trying.

We then headed back to the fort, which is not open for you to go in but you can walk around the fort and explore it......in the dark if you dare.

We walked the perimeter and did not see any ghosts of those who lived there previously......

But we did see these  two "shadow figures" along the front wall of the fort :)  

Wayne and I

  It was a great time and we are both ready to face the new week with its challenges.  One of which is meeting with Hospice to talk about care for my dad.  Yep.... it's definitely going to be a challenge. 

A big thanks to Carla, Louise and Laura for their support of Operation Christmas Child!!  Thanks ladies, you are the best. 

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CarlaPeicheff said...

You are very welcome!! :) Keep us updated on the progress!

Live and Learn said...

I'm glad that you had a chance to get away. It sounds like you had a good time.

I know it's very hard that you have to acknowledge that it's time for hospice, but they are wonderful people and will help you with the best approach possible during this phase of your father's life. My thoughts are with you.

Marie at Family Money Values said...

I love day trips. I have a book of day trips for our area and we take off on them occasionally. I hope you are offered some options when you talk with Hospice - ones that are acceptable to all.

CentsToSave said...

Day trips are the best! I have been researching what Hospice can do for families so I feel like I know what to ask them.

CentsToSave said...

Thanks YOU Carla! I will keep you updated :)

CentsToSave said...

We enjoy St. Augustine!! Thanks for the kind words and encouragement regarding Hospice. I have been researching what services they provide, so I know what to expect today.