I spent the past few days in Florida soaking in the sun and cleaning off this gross winter.

Shane and Beers

Shane and Beers

Pretty much as soon as we landed and made our way down to Cape Coral, where Shane’s family lives, we found a bar with a garden and had some beers. I was pretty surprised to find Yuengling was everywhere! I hadn’t had a Yuengling since I was staying in NYC that summer in 2010. It was a very fun perk of our trip!

Poolside Stitching

Poolside Stitching

We stayed with Shane’s cousin Michelle, who has a great pool in her backyard, where we spent a lot of time hanging! And I of course did some poolside stitching.

Beach!

Beach!

Shane took me to a few beaches, including Captiva and Sanibel. Each was super sunny and breezy and warm and lovely!

Tigers!

Tigers!

We spent the weekend running around, seeing Shane’s family, eating lots of seafood and drinking lots of beers, before heading north on Monday to Lakeland, where the Tigers hold their spring training. We caught a game and it was SO FUN! I absolutely loved it. Everyone there was SUPER into the Tigers, and just huge huge fans. It got me so excited for baseball season to start!

Passed OUT!

Passed OUT!

Shane was so excited that he took a little nap out on the grass.

Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay

Then we headed to Tampa for our last night in FL. We had a great beachside dinner, and our hotel had a great pool! I did more stitching and stayed out of the sun as much as possible. My liberal applications of SPF 30 didn’t do much against that sun and I’m a little toasted!

Cafe au Lait - Back Done!

Cafe au Lait – Back Done!

I brought my Holla Knits Knit Along project Cafe au Lait and got a lot done! I finished the back.

Front!

Front!

And I’ve almost got one front finished. I hadn’t shared progress pictures of my modified Cafe au Lait since mid February because I haven’t been able to work on it, but I was very happy to be able to pick it up again.

Pretty Little Chicago Progress!

Pretty Little Chicago Progress!

I also make some progress on my Pretty Little Chicago! It’s coming to the point where I’m just filling in a lot of teeny tiny parts (and white barf). It’s looking SO GOOD!

And talk about a quick turn around – I’m off to Michigan tomorrow morning to house sit for my mom, who is now in Florida for a nice weeklong vacation. So I’ll just be frantically catching up today and prepping for my next trip. Whew!

Have a great week everybody!