Saturday, May 4, 2013

Flower and Garden Festival and Our Beach Trip

It is a wet and chilly day here in Georgia. I don't remember it ever being this cold in May since we've been here. It's a perfect time to bask in the sun and smiles of our vacation photos.
We started off in Orlando and spent the day at EPCOT with my sister and her family. Rob and I had never been to the Flower and Garden Festival and it was well worth the fortune they charge for a one day ticket.
Rob and I were thrilled to have some quality time together!

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Disney took the idea from the Food and Wine Festival and applied it to the Flower and Garden Festival, themed booths offering different food and beverages throughout World Showcase. Click here if you'd like to read more.
We had pineapple Dole Whip soaked in this amazing spiced rum but this was my favorite of the day...
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This perfectly pink slush from the booth in France, Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain liquor with White and Red Cranberry Juice.  So light and refreshing and did I mention pink!

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Beautiful topiaries everywhere, all the characters were represented.

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This floral teapot was outside the English teashop.

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And inside were these adorable mugs I wanted so much but they were fine and very delicate bone china and would not have lasted long in my ham fists.

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There was a fantastic butterfly garden where we could get up close and personal with so many different varieties of beautiful butterflies.
After a few days in Orlando, we all headed to Saint Augustine. We met up with Mother and Auntie at Publix, stocked up and headed to our home for the week on Vilano Beach.  And I mean right on the beach.  The spot was perfect! 
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I was windswept, barefoot and braless pretty  much the entire time.  It was an excellent way to spend a family reunion.

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We watched the sunrise every morning and the sound of the surf lulled us to sleep every night.

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Mother made her famous clam sauce and it was just so good!

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Vilano Beach has some amazing shells for we beachcombers.

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My sister and I laughed our asses off!

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This kids had a blast playing in the sand.

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We watched the pelicans fly overhead from the top deck.

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It was just such a nice time, so relaxing and romantic!

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Here's my favorite shot of the week, my gorgeous nephews and their Auntie Girlie...

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  1. Awe what a wonderful trip! I would LOVE that pink slush too!

  2. 'I was windswept, barefoot and braless'

    Was there ever a more perfect description of a perfect vacation?!?! I think not.

    So glad you had such a lovely time!!! Off to find those mugs on amazon. I must.