Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It’s a vacation day!

The final three months of 2012 passed in a speedy blur. I am determined to catch up on recording experiences that I don't want to forget. Recently, I found this account of a breakfast experience. It was in a draft that I had written in December. 

It made me laugh because today Hubby made a similar announcement. So I hope we will be enjoying breakfast tomorrow, overlooking Mississippi Sound as we celebrate another "vacation day." 

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From the December file:
Husband Walter indulges in breakfast at McElroy’s Harbor House.
My husband is enjoying his “second” retirement as of Oct. 6, 2012. I woke up one morning earlier this week to Hubby’s announcement that the day would be a “vacation day.”

He had the day planned, and we started our day with a morning meal at one of our favorite spots for breakfast.

Christmas decor saltwater style
Christmas decorations included marine critters at the waterfront restaurant.

A mix of peace and intense activity--that's retirement
We have been having quite a few vacation days lately. I, too, am enjoying Hubby’s retirement. 

We started those vacation days with a flight to the West Coast the day after Hubby’s final day driving a school bus. On our eight-night West Coast trip we revisited good memories of earlier trips and made new memories. 

Hubby posted here about a memorable stop at a quirky coffee shop we had visited several decades ago. The new owner, a delightful young entrepreneur, presented us with sunflowers when she learned we had celebrated 45 years of marriage.
Hubby models anniversary posies at a Montara, California, coffee shop.


Ginny Hartzler said...

He looks like he is laid back, and has a wonderful sense of humor!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Aww, he is adorable in sunflowers. Didn't know he also had a blog. I will go check it out.

Sandra said...

i love the photos of hubby and he is a handsome and sweet looking man, even with the flowers. LOL...it is time for a new breakfast out so you have more photos and stories to share. i do the same thing you do, put them in drafts and there they sit...glad you posted this one.

Mage said...

What fun....vacation days. I'll tell G that our drive about days are now vacation days. Good idea.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how cute he is! Love the photos! Take care, sweet friend. Cheers and aloha!

Freda said...

Vacation Days - what joy - another treat to add to the blessings of retirement. Let's enjoy them while we can. Every Blessing.

Sally Wessely said...

So fun! Your husband is such a great sport.

photowannabe said...

Montara is just over the hill from our former home in Pacifica. Lived there for 41 years before moving 2 hours inland. I have to admit there are times I still miss the ocean and all its colorful changes but I really don't miss that persistent fog.
Your trip is like a journey down memory lane for me. (:0)

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that Walter is now enjoying a second retirement! I'm looking forward to enjoying some of those "vacation days" with Ed, sometime in the future.

Love the sunflowers :)