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Planning a Foodie Vacation

I love having my vacation come up during the winter time. It gives me the perfect excuse to head for warmer climes with beaches and cabana boys. Okay – maybe not the cabana boys, but seriously, who doesn’t like to look at least?

This year my trip is to the Florida Keys. I made my decision to go there after watching a food network show on cable TV called “Drive ins, Diners and Dives.” The host of the show goes from place to place, finding the best food to be had and showcasing the house specialties.

The places he found from Miami to Key West looked amazing, so I am basing my vacation on a tour of awesome food and beaches. There is a restaurant in Miami I HAVE to try, so that is where I will start.

I am going to rent a car and then drive from Miami to Key West. Sampling food, cocktails and beaches along the way. No I won’t drink and drive, I plan to stop a motels and just travel leisurely down there even though it is only a four hour drive. I just might go deep sea fishing while I am there, as well. We shall see!

Shopping trip with the girls

Saturday we had a shopping trip for my group of friends that I haven’t had time for in so very long. With life as crazy as it has been over the holidays, now that the new year is here it is time for us to get together, and some of us had Christmas gift cards that were burning a hole in our wallets. So, we decided to meet at the mall at ten a.m. so we could get in some shopping before lunch.

We hit Macy’s and a few of the big names before we decided to go to some of the smaller stores, including Victoria’s Secret. All women’s favorite for those unmentionables. I splurged on a new leather jacket at Wilson’s, and I bought a couple of new outfits for myself at Macy’s. We had a lot of fun shopping together.

We decided on lunch at a regular restaurant rather than the food court and The Cheesecake Factory won out of course. It was a great lunch with lots of laughs and plenty of gossip. Not wanting our outing to end already, we decided to take in a matinee, but unfortunately we couldn’t decide on a movie since they were all action or kids movies – with the exception of one that no one was interested in. We ended up calling it a day, but still had a blast none the less.

Les Paul Deluxe

You would have to be blind not to see and appreciate this Gibson 2015 Les Paul Deluxe Electric Guitar  that I have been eyeballing for some time now. This not only looks fabulous but sounds awesome as well.

I should know, I have actually had the opportunity to play one at the at guitar center hollywood hours that is so well known at our local mall. I have been a real good girl this year, I wonder if Santa will bring me one and put it under the Christmas tree for me to find on Christmas morning.

Sunburst Is Way Cool

Gibson 2015 Les Paul Deluxe Commemorative Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst

The Crunching of Numbers

Adding fractions has always given me problems, actually any type of math has always given me problems. 4th grade math and 5th grade math was a real huge struggle for me. I actually had to go to summer school one of those years before graduating to junior high. That really screwed up that summer for me and I started working extra hard after that so that I’d never have to do that again.

Back then we didn’t have the Internet to turn to. Now a days students can find tutoring on their computers, how cool is that? A handy dandy online Algebra solver would certainly come in handy for this kid back then when I finally got into High School. At this point in my life I depend on my calculator to get me through the day!

Cardiff Castle

Looking around online just a bit learning some of places in the surrounding over in the U.K. that a group of the family is planning on visiting in the near future, if we can work it all out. I have to say that Cardiff looks pretty cool. I’d love to visit the Cardiff Castle that was built by the Romans, who were the first people to settle the area owing to its strategic location at the centre of three river systems, set up their original wooden fortification in AD 55 high atop the hill overlooking Cardiff.

This castle has over 2,000 years of history that they are willing to share with the public, with tons of events for everyone who visits and tours the castle and it’s grounds.

The Romans

Cardiff Castle

I just checked the weather there, it is sunny and in the 50’s, pretty much the same as here!