Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On Vacation

Geez, it seems like it has been foreveehhhh since I posted something (which is true).  My mind has been blank regarding things to write....nothing has changed, but I finally have some free time because we are on V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.!!!  We are spending 8 days in Duck Key, Florida (which is about 2 hours south of Miami and 1 hour north of Key West).  I have been without internet access for days now and have snuck off to the pool under the guise of taking the girls for a swim so I could sneak on facebook (really farm town...my new addiction) and check in on my google reads.  How pitiful am I....here I am in "paradise" and I am going through internet withdrawals!!!  Oh well, there are worse things to be addicted to!!

The resort we are staying at is called Hawks Cay; it's a great resort with 3 pools, a lagoon, a dolphin research facility, spa, etc...etc...etc...  We found a great deal through fladirect.com -  we landed this vacation at about 50% off what the resort's website advertises.  As soon as we got here, we discovered we were in what was considered a "value villa" (isn't that an oxymoron?) which just means it's not the "preferred villa" that has been recently remodeled with granite kitchen counters and 42" plasma tvs...Oh I think I can survive this travesty!!

I enlisted my anal-retentive, list making husband to jot down a sample itinerary which I know for most people isn't a good plan for a relaxing vacation.  But if it were left up to me and my procrastination tendencies, we would be staring at each other each morning wondering what we were going to do that day.  

So far, we spent Father's day at the lagoon pool under a palm umbrella being waited on by my new friend, Adam.   Monday, the girls and I went snorkeling at Sombrero Reef.  Cameron tried it and didn't like it (in her defense, the water was very choppy).  Emmy didn't want to go in the first place, but after being pulled around on a see-through raft, she decided to give snorkeling a try and she loved it...she wanted to stay in longer than I did!  We spent Tuesday at the Pirate ship pool and trying to escape incoming storms.  As the storms were still threatening today, we decided to head to Key West for the day.  We spent the day on Duvall Street and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed.  Intermixed with a lot of the local art galleries are cheesy t-shirt stores and bars.  I can't really say what I thought it would be like, but this wasn't it.  Tomorrow, the girls and Daddy are going Kayaking.  Friday, we have a dolphin encounter, and Saturday, we're renting a boat for the day.  I'm shocked that it's already Wednesday.....vacations always go way too fast!!!

7 comments:

Kat said...

Oh my is farm town ever addictive. I wish it could count as exercise :-)

And I would LOVE to see pictures...sounds like a fantastic spot to vacation!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I have missed you but I totally know why you have been MIA - your vacations sounds wonderful!!!!
Going to go and look on fladirect now!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Nice to see you again! I want a vacation. I NEED a vacation! *whines*

JWilson said...

I'm so glad to see a new post from you. The vacation sounds amazing.

Jen said...

Oh your vacation sounds WONDERFUL! I so wish that I could be there.

Shannon said...

Sounds like a great vacation! We're leaving for FL in just over a week... I can't wait!

Angie's Spot said...

Wow, your vacation sounds great!! I've never been to Key West or anywhere else in South FL, so I'm intrigued to hear more and see pics. (especially the dolphin encounter) Enjoy!