Monday, October 19, 2015

A Fun Packed Weekend in South and SW Florida

John decided to go visit my stepdaughter. Kerri, his daughter and her family over the weekend. They live about a 3.5 hour drive from us.
Kerri awesome Halloween d├ęcor is underway for their biggest annual Halloween party coming up soon and this is what welcomed us.

 We only stayed home for a while and then we were off to go to Goodwill and then picked up the kids from a movie theater and we all went out for pizza. After eating, we went home for a while to get warm clothing and then went to watch a hockey game, USF vs FAU. Not sure who I would root for since my daughter Tina went to both.
 Father and Daughter
 The kids enjoying hot chocolate while watching, It was cold!
 The next morning, we had bagels at Brooklyn Water Bagel Co, a good place to have breakfast.

 Then home for a while and later went to Oktoberfest.


 
So happy to find a ghost pepper plant and I bought one. I love spicy food! The hotter, the better!


 We went home for a while and then headed out again to a Mexican Restaurant where Kerri's hubby , Steve, was playing in a band.
 
Meet the grandkids!
 There is Steve in the corner.
 We ate dinner there too and it was delicious.
 Cute little Watson!
 Holden trying to scare Watson with his mask but he does not seem to be scared.

John and I left the following morning so we could catch the noon mass at Ave Maria, Fl, which is a 2 hour drive away towards home.
I have driven all over Florida many times but this weekend was the first time I ever saw a "Panther Crossing" sign.
 This is the Quasi Parish of Ave Maria oratory. Isn't it beautiful? The shape reminds me of a bishop's mitre.
 The exit
 Entrance
 I thought it was pretty neat for residents to be going to church in their golf cart and on their bikes. What a nice little community!

Well, we are home now and have a day to rest because tomorrow, we are off again to fly to Chicago to visit my sister and my mom.
 
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10 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What an adorable Halloween entrance and wreath for the door! What fun you both had with the other grandchildren. Such a beautiful family between you two Christ, you are both very blessed.
All the eating sounds good and so much to do and enjoy.
Hugs,
FABBY

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like a busy, fun filled weekend with good company and good food.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love all the pictures Christine. Looks like you all had such a wonderful time. And that church....WOW...she is beautiful. I would have loved to seen the inside. You are making lots of memories. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vel Criste said...

What a super fun trip and visit! Love her Halloween decor!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Beautiful family! Wow, a ghost pepper...I had to share this with my eldest son, he LIVES for spicy food and is always talking about the infamous ghost peppers, lol. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A creative Halloween entrance and the church design is amazing. An impressive shape.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Christine,

John's daughter has such lovely eyes! Pretty grandchildren too. I think that this is the first time I've "met" some of his family.

Thanks for playing today.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

Annesphamily said...

Scary stuff! Fun stuff! Beautiful phamily and lots of gorgeous photo shares. Thanks for making me smile. Enjoy your week.

Bluebell Books Twitter Club said...

what sweet memories.

love the blue too.


do check out bluebell short story slam today.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow Christine what a nice trip. Looks like you had fun with the kids. That parish is stunning It's nice that people can get there in such a fun way.

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