There was a weekend visit to Aunt Cathy's, paired with seeing the Weeki Wachee mermaids at the Florida Aquarium. My girls were completely enchanted by this underwater show with real, live mermaids.
Later, we concocted Spring Strawberry Spritzers (recipe below) to sip on as we soaked in the hot tub. Ahhhh.
Then, there was the "grown-up spring break" weekend away to Key West, filled with bright orange sunsets, salty margaritas and fabulous, fresh seafood.
I delighted in seeing wild chickens freely roaming the streets of paradise (over 2,000 inhabit the island!). And I treasured a visit to the Hemingway Home, where six-toed cats lounge about lush, tropical gardens.
Finally, the gals celebrated their week-long spring break close to home with lots of free play, inside and out. The simple joys of playgrounds, art, blanket forts and mini golf filled our days. (Yes, there was also a fair share of "I'm bored" grumbling and sibling bickering too!).
Spring Strawberry Spritzers
1 bottle of Riesling, chilled
Sugar (to taste)
Puree fresh strawberries and sugar. Mix with Riesling and seltzer in a pitcher until it tastes like spring. Sip over ice, in the sunshine, with a cool breeze washing over you. Smile.