Thursday, February 17, 2022

A February Visit

Last week, my daughter Melissa escaped the Michigan cold for a long weekend in Florida.  The weather was sunny, but changeable; warm a couple of days and quite cold a couple of days.  We still managed to fit in some pool time (with the heat turned up) and enjoyed a beach day that was absolutely perfect.

I find that even with so many great restaurants, my daughters love for me to cook when they come here, so I did a lot of that, including an appetizer spread for the Super Bowl.  We did go out to two of our favorite waterfront restaurants and also found a coffee shop/breakfast restaurant in downtown Sarasota that is a new favorite.  

It’s funny when you have company and the weather is chilly.  Most Floridians treat cooler temps like the dead of winter in the north and bundle up.  Visitors from the north just want to be outside, no matter if it is uncomfortable.  Needless to say, we had the outside tables all to ourselves and asked for the standing heaters to be turned on.  But, as usual, it was about being together, catching up and enjoying precious time in each others company.  Adult daughters are the best.


  1. Oh what a wonderful time with your Daughter! Seeing the beach makes me long for a trip:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. I'm so glad you have had a good visit. She'll be back home just in time for a snow storm!

    1. And that is the worst after you have been to the sunshine!

  3. How fun to have your daughter come for a weekend visit. I'm guessing your idea of cold is different than hers. Ha! It probably felt quite balmy to her.
    Blessings and hugs,

  4. My parents moved to Florida when they were in their late 50's - they quickly acclimated to the weather and would laugh at us when we would come down in January and February and run around in shorts when it was 65 while they would all be bundled up! This post brought back great memories!


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