Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Visit From the BEST Boss on Earth!

Allow me to introduce David M.  He was the Plant Manager of the Lake County Telegraph in Painesville, OH.

I worked for this man for 4 years....

He spoiled me rotten, and basically "ruined me" for future bosses.

We hadn't seen each other in 30+ years.  He and his family attended a wedding near the condo, so they came over to visit with us for a couple of hours.

I've had a smile on my face ever since!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Fun Week With Pal Sheila

Just got back from the beach the other day.  Had a delightful time.

My great high school pal, Sheila flew down for a week.  We hadn't seen each other for 30+ years.  You'd never know it.  We didn't skip a beat.  You'd have thought that we were still teenagers!

We had a BUSY, busy week.  Perfect weather-  Not a drop of rain while she visited.  We beached it every day, hit Happy Hour across the street, then ate out each night...

*Dee's Hangout
*Los Rancheros
*Firefly TWICE
*Montego Bay
*Rockit Lanes sports pub
*Carrabas with Jamison, Lauren and Keith.

Our Lauren and Keith came over to spend the night.  Had great fun on the beach, as normal.

We had a grand time and are planning her next visit!

The Liq

Dee's Hangout

Chef Dee at The Liq

Dee's Hangout

Los Rancheros

My Edguardo



Manager Eric at Firefly



Sunday, May 3, 2015

PCB With Patricia, Lauren and Keith

I had a lovely 10 days on the beach.  Last Thursday, my pal Patricia arrived.  We feasted on lobster tails Friday night.

We were joined by dear friends Lauren and Keith on Saturday.  Played on the beach all day and had a pizza delivered for dinner.

Went over to Beach Package (now called "The LIQ") for happy hour and stocked up on 30 packs of beer.  Only $15 each.  At that price, I couldn't afford NOT to stock up!

When we headed back to the condo, Keith made me a "Throne".  Too funny!

In the morning, we had a good breakfast and hit the beach at 9:30 in the morning.  Drank beer, played "ladder golf", and had great fun.

Lauren and Keith left late afternoon, Patricia headed out Monday morning.  (She remains my FAVORITE roommate. We're extremely compatible and I'm so happy that we've become dear friends!)

For the rest of the week, I cleaned up the condo, spent time on the beach and just "chillaxed" as my niece says.

I've got something GREAT to report-  I've been bitching and whining about the beach service chairs taking up all of the prime shoreline spots for a couple of years.  Apparently I'm not the only one.  The rental service now must move BACK to open up spots for guests.  (I'm feeling kind of smug right now).

Headed back a week from today for a couple of weeks.  Dear high school pal is flying in on Monday for a week.  Can't wait to see her!

Friday, April 17, 2015

The National WWII Museum

During Christine and Troy's visit, we spent a few hours at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

It was quite impressive, spanning over several buildings with more planned in the next year.

I enjoyed it, but can't say that I'll go back.  It was kind of rough for me.  My dad, who was a stroke victim served in WW2.  HE would have loved it.  Throughout the day, I had a mental image of pushing him around in his wheelchair and picturing his delight at some of the exhibits. So, it was kind of bitter-sweet for me.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fun With Christine and Troy in the French Quarter

Our Christine and her Troy came for a fun visit last month.  Unfortunately, dummy (ME) left her camera in my hotel room in the French Quarter.  Much to my delight, the cleaning lady had turned it in to the front desk.

Just got it back yesterday.

As always, we stayed at The Prince Conti

We went to our usual joints...... The Deja Vu, Johnny Whites, Harry's Corner.  We also went into Richard Fiske's Martini Bar in the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel....the same folks that originally had the Bombay Club.  Lovely place...felt like home.  Another neat place whose name escapes me.  **Just found out it was http://801royal.com/   Thought you guys would like to see a picture...the hanging light was GORGEOUS!

Check out the light!