Wow – it seems like it has been forever since my last post. I left off at about halfway through Day 4 (Wednesday). After we finished our kayaking adventure, we went back to the pool for some rest and sun. We ended up spending several hours there and then ran out to grab some dinner. Adam ended up cooking most of dinner – a marinated pork loin, baked potatoes, veggies, and a salad.
I got up early on day 5 to get my exercise in. I ran around the new resort that we were staying at and then went to the gym and man was it crowded! I was able to snag a bike and later grab an elliptical. After the gym, I took off for the pool and literally got the last remaining chair and it was only 10:30 am! I guess people at this resort take their sun very seriously.
Adam’s family came over around 11 and played mini golf, shuffle board, biked, and used the paddle boats while I slept at the pool. They then went back to their resort while Adam and I spent a few more hours at ours. We got over to their resort around 3:30 as we were headed to St. Petersburg. They all wanted to see the Dali museum and I wanted to just walk around the piers. It took us much longer to get there than we anticipated AND we hadn’t realized that there was an Indy car race going on. So, the trip ended up being a bit of a dud and I didn’t get to see much of St. Petersburg but I did enjoy what I saw. We got back to the resorts late on Thursday night and ate at a local restaurant that was quite good.
Friday was designated a pool day and we spent all day at the pool. I think I was in heaven. There is something about lounging at the pool that I just love. We happened to select a pool where they were playing bingo and it was really funny to see how into it everyone was getting … although, with the prizes being over $250, I guess I can’t blame them.
Later in the day, we played shuffle board. I am still not totally sure I am into the game. I did okay… in fact, Adam’s mom and I won 2x but it is definitely a weird game. After shuffleboard, Adam and I went out to an early dinner as we had to get up at 3:30 am so that we could get to our flight in time.
All in all… the vacation was pretty good although I was definitely ready to come back to my normal “routine”.