Monday 24 April 2017


We had a long drive from just south of Savannah to Cocoa Beach.   We had hoped to stop for lunch in St. Augustine but it was full to overflowing with people so we kept going.  We happened upon a roadside cafe (America doesn't really go in for these like we do in the UK!)  JT's Seafood Shack.  The food was wonderful.

We got to the hotel in Cocoa Beach rather later than I had planned but with enough time to freshen up before we went to Rejuvenate - the ladies getaway organised by The House, Palm Bay.  The guest speaker was Terri Savelle Foy.

On Saturday morning we got up early to see the sunrise.  Actually it wasn't really early - the sun came up at 7.15am

The sunrise was all about the soft pinks and greys but this is what the camera did when I pointed the camera directly at the sun.

And this was the view from the hotel room we were in.

Elaine & I at the event.

After the event had finished we tried to walk on Cocoa Beach but it was a mass of people.  We drove south intending to go to Viera Mall.  I should have looked at the map as we should have gone north.  Not to worry, we went to other shops instead!

We drove down to Melbourne Beach where we had something to eat and a little wander on the beach.

A pelican flypast.

And as we drove to Kenny & Betsy's we saw this sunset.

Our stay in Palm Bay was much less hectic.  Church on Sunday and lunch with K&B's son and his family.

On Monday Kenny, Betsy, Elaine & I had a more leisurely day and we went to Captain Hiram's for a late lunch.  There's always such a great view from the table.

We drove back up the A1A and stopped off at Coconut Point.

And now a rarity!  All four mothers-in-law together in one place.
From left to right: Betsy - mother of Wayne, Lisa and Naomi; Marie - Wayne's mother-in-law; Elaine - Lisa's mother-in-law and me - Naomi' mother-in-law.

I had a couple of days left in Florida which involved a trip to Orlando to take Elaine to the airport and a day out with my friend Suki before I too left for Orlando and a flight to Washington DC.

Still more to come!  I hope you are enjoying your armchair travels.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. So unique and cool for the four of you to be together. I'm enjoying your travels.

  2. How nice to have 4 mother in laws all together! Great shots of the sun rise and pelicans, looks like another great trip during your visit to US


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