Wednesday, January 18, 2012

a very brief recap

of our recent visit from Phil's mom Sue and our visit to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to see brother Larry and our buddy Neil.
our time with Sue at River Cottage was spent just relaxing and Penny & Lucy got to know Sue who says she fell in love with them.

on Friday we went to Miami- stopping for lunch on the way at Grimaldi's pizza in Ft Myers.  We dropped her off at Larry's around 4PM and then headed to the Hyatt in Coral Gables where we spent the next three nights.

the first night we went out for dinner to Casa Juancho - specifically for Phil to have suckling pig for dinner- but that plan went awry... at 7:30 PM on Friday night of the holiday weekend they were "out" of cochanilla....

then the next day we met up for lunch with Larry's close friend Brian, his wife,Lisa and six year old son Luke.  we took our time at Monty's on the bay and Luke drew us pictures while he waited for the adults to finish talking...LOL

Saturday night we had a superb dinner at Pascal's on Ponce and Sunday a wonderful lunch with my cousin Michele at Gracia's.  The remaining meals were at Michael's Genuine in the Design district (incredible - awsome - amazing) and then finally lunch at Jaguar in Coconut Grove (where Larry lives - wonderful ceviche!) and a final dinner with Neil in Ft Lauderdale at East End (good good brasserie food.)

So we had four days of catching up and socializing with friends and relatives and a number of really good meals.  Now we are back home and waiting for the next round of company and then before the end of the month we are heading for a getaway to St Augustine to see the historic city there. 

Then in February we have visitors three times- it was four but now our friends Laure & Arno are not coming down to see us but just staying in Tampa. So we still have time to put some more side trips into our schedule LOL.... Tarpon Springs here we come! LOL