Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Spring Break on an island

Well, here we are on an island off of the coast of Florida - we arrived on Saturday and have 5 women 50 and over, a heated pool, several laptops, more cell phones than we can shake a stick at and.....
  • we had a hard time figuring out how the showers worked.
  • the regular phone is a little quirky
  • the connections with cell phones are shaky
  • we have to get the local radio station on cable (yes, go figure that one out)

I have the digital camera, but brought the wrong connector so.... I can't upload any pictures.

We had a culinary feast last evening with Beth's brother, a chef, and a most well known restaurant that has been featured twice in Southern Living and even in the New York Times. On our menu last featured softshell crab, boiled shrimp w/black pepper, paella and (forgive the spelling) zambuko? (it's shrimp with curry and elderberry liqueur?) - and a wonderful salad with spinach, peppers, asparagus, artichoke, bread and vinagrette - anyway, it was a beautiful meal with great company.
On another note, the heated pool makes it nice as the water for us southern wimps is still too cold for us to swim in the Gulf, however, some of the folks from up north are swimming.

I took a nice long walk and enjoyed a beautiful sunset - alas, they remain in the innards of the digital camera until I get home this weekend.

Today we head to Apalachicola to get some aloe vera for those that are windburned and sunburned, plus to check out the local bookstore and yarn :).

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Oh, Cathy, I am YEARNING to be there with you! Especially in Apalach. It's been forever since I was there.

Thinking of you and wishing you soft tides, caressing sun, and lovely peaceful days.

Mary Beth