We weathered another massive rainstorm on the way to see the Best Neighbors Ever! It was just like the deluge of rain we received when we neared my mom's place at the beginning of this trip. So things were a little damp when we got there and our friends were in the middle of a kitchen renovation, but it was great to be with them again.
Since we last visited them, they have taken up beekeeping and we got some spoils from their hard work. How cool is that? (And we are also researching getting our own bees.)
I was still feeling puny from the night before, so Pete decided some hot coffee was just the thing I needed. He's a bit of a connoisseur of coffee and has many tools and gadgets for making perfect cups of coffee. Aubri wanted to help him with every step of the process. My little barista-in-training.
She helped him from the roasting of the coffee beans to the pouring of frothy foam into the brew.
|Lots of important things going on in this blurry photo...|
David helped a little...not really...he just looked cute!
There were a lot of fruiting trees and the Butterfly Ginger from my mom's place had really taken off in his yard. I wish my poor ginger would take off. I am lucky to have a sole surviving plant in my yard.
Now there's a vineyard too!
Loved having them next door!
For dinner we went to their go-to seafood place for some "swamp boil". It was lovely to feast on seafood one last time before leaving Florida.
After dinner we chillaxed some more at their place and briefly considered staying the night, until we really thought about how many more hours we had left on this trip. While it was hard to leave, we really needed to make tracks.
|My teenager - she turned 13 on this trip!!!|
So we grouped together for a picture just like we did last time.
|January 2013 (the LAST visit)|
And then we were off again....
Man I wish we were still neighbors!