Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Around the World--um--country in 8X days

Wouldn't you love to go around the world in 80 days? I never made it that far.

Well, at least I got to go across the country for 8 days. Just yesterday morning I was sitting on the balcony at my hotel in 85 degree weather...but nothing lasts forever.

Today it's time to start heading back to reality...and the rainy weather of Portland, Oregon--I keep reminding myself, "at least we get the four seasons."

I thought I'd share a few of my photos from my time in Boston, New England and Florida.

I'm not one to sit around for long, even if it is beside a pool, in a beautiful hotel like the Lago Mar or even on the beach. So, while my husband was busy at a business conference, I went on a ride on a water taxi. It was a lot of fun. The tour guides pointed out where Sonny and Cher used to live and Lucy Arnez and Ricky Ricardo. Also, the owner of the Miami Dolphins and the major Nascar owner. So, I got to see how the rich and famous (and some not-so-famous) people live, in their extravagant mansions and super-sized yachts.

The driver pointed out this particular point on the river - it's a little slice of paradise and where Jimmy Buffet used to hang out and sing Cheese Burgers in Paradise

Then I went back to my room where I sat and waited for my husband to get back. Don't feel too sorry for me because here's the view I got to enjoy while I waited, from my hotel room balcony...

When the hard-working hubby got back from the conference, we wandered down by the pool and started a game--a rather large game--of chess
Then we walked a few feet further to the ocean. Lars went for a swim in the warm water off the Florida coast. The water here, in Oregon, is not so warm. Our ocean water is the runoff from Alaska--bone chilling.

But, before we ever made it to Florida, we stopped in Boston to visit some friends. And we all drove up the New England coastline to the Hamptons. Not quite as warm as Fort Lauderdale, but we still enjoyed it.

This was the beautiful view of Boston we got to enjoy for the few nights we were in Good 'Ole Bean Town.

Plus, the Nine-Zero was so nice to us, they even had sparkling water and chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for us in our room.

And what trip to New England would be complete without some great seafood? You can't leave without trying a bowl of clam chowder or a Maine Lobster
Or...a little history?

I hope you enjoyed the pictorial memory-journal of my vacation. If you did, you might want to pop back by tomorrow for more about Mother Goose and her history in Boston.


David Batista said...

Looks like you and Lars had a great time, Kim! Didn't know you would be on the East Coast -- and in New England, no less! Woo-hoo!

And, yes, I enjoy living in a place with 4 seasons, too. :)

Kimbra Kasch said...

David: We had a great time :) but, now, it's so hard to come back to reality :(

Oh well, just have to look forward to the next time I can tag along with him...

And New York is beautiful too - but Oregon doesn't get the humidity ;)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You get around, girlfriend!

David Batista said...

Well, in a way, you *DO* get the humidity, Kim. It's 100% humidity called "rain." :) We don't get as much rain as you guys do. Which is a bummer for me as I would love to live in a place where it rains more often than not . . . like Seattle.

Kimbra Kasch said...

David: I was thinking the same thing this afternoon while I was running errands in the liquid sunshine

Danette Haworth said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation!

BTW, Kim, you look beautiful in the new pic in your sidebar.