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Heading South

February 24, 2011

Matt and I are almost finished packing for our trip south to the sunny state of Florida.  We are happy to be leaving the Canadian snow behind (even if it is melting and spring is on the horizon).  Hopefully, when we return in 3 weeks it will ALL  be gone!  It’s no easy task to get 5 cats, 3 labrador retrievers and one husband packed for this kind of road trip.  Yeah, you read correctly, we are hitting the roads and driving to Florida.  Thankfully, our 5 kitties get their own vacation and will be staying with our neighbours in a dog free home.  We used to take them but admittedly it’s a bit much.  Our neighbours are like family and our cats will be showered with tons of love and affection.  The dogs on the other hand go with us and that’s part of the reason we drive.  We just wouldn’t have it any other way! 

While in Florida, we will be staying with my mom (she lives there) and visiting my sister and brother-in-law; plus, all the many friends we’ve made over the years.  It’s a journey we make almost every year and it is a great break from winter and a really relaxing stay.  Matt and I (plus our 3 lab boys) quickly take over my mom’s home.  We cook, can, read, swim, visit, and rest.  It is a great time!

This year we plan to tour a sugar cane factory (thanks to my mom), pick strawberries, make an assortment of citrus preserves, try out our new dehydrator, and read up on our next destination ~ Vietnam.  We will be posting regularly while away so check back to see what we get up to.   Only two more sleeps and our road trip begins!!  By this time next week we should be down south sunning our buns and drinking some freshly squeezed OJ!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Anita permalink
    February 24, 2011 9:38 pm

    Have a wonderful holiday……wish we were going with you!!!!!!

  2. February 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Have a fun trip! Oooh, and Vietnam sounds so amazing too!! (so jealous)

  3. February 25, 2011 7:17 am

    This sounds amazing! Safe travels and can’t wait to hear what kind of fun you’re having. Jam swap when you get home?

    • February 25, 2011 10:28 am

      Definitely swap ~ we hope to make some new marmalades…with fresh from the grove citrus!

  4. Niyasmom permalink
    February 25, 2011 11:16 am

    Have a great trip!!

  5. February 25, 2011 4:36 pm

    Ooooh, is that the River Cottage preserving book I see displayed so prominently in this picture? I love the River Cottage books, but I don’t have that one yet.

    Have a good trip!

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