Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pam's visit

Pam arrived on Thursday, and after picking her up from the airport we headed straight up to Jacksonville. Mom B made us a fabulous spaghetti shrimp dinner to fill us up before we headed out to the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. I managed to get my hands on a pair of club seats behind the Jaguars bench, and we had a great view. It was Pam's first live NFL game, and she had a smile plastered on her face the entire time. She's a Colts fan, so to say that she was happy about the outcome of the game is an understatement.

On Friday morning we drove from Jacksonville to Anna Maria Island (about an hour south of Tampa). It was windy and a bit chilly, but still absolutely beautiful there. We stayed at a local place with the Gulf of Mexico literally feet from our sliding glass door. We had dinner at a local seafood place at the end of a pier, and then breakfast the next morning at a great local antique/breakfast place.
The view from our room.

Saturday afternoon we drove back to my house. The kids were dying to see Aunt Pam. We relaxed around the house, had dinner at Gators, and then back home to watch football. Howard Park, our favorite local beach, has been closed for over a year, but Pam and I drove out to the part of the park that is still open. We sat along the water and just talked, took pictures and relaxed some more. Earlier this evening we went to watch football and have dinner at a local pizza place just behind our house. Our neighbors and friends, Lars, Tina and LT, joined us for dinner and then came over to the house for a little bit afterwards.

Me and Pam at Howard Park.

Pam and Bren at Brick Oven (just behind our house) on Sunday evening.

Tomorrow morning I take her back to the airport, and she'll be headed back to the frozen land of Michigan. Hopefully it'll only be a couple of months before she's back, or we are headed somewhere together. I love it when she's here, and count down the months, weeks or days until we get to see one another again.


Mom said...

So happy that you and Pam had a great time. Great pictures. Maybe someday Pam and us will be able to meet. Great picture of Bren also. Love checking your blog to see pictures of YOU and our grandchildren. Love you all.

The Mom said...

Hi Grandma Laurie! I hope someday we can meet. I'd love to visit Oregon with Michelle! Merry Christmas.