Weekend Getaway

Chris and I were able to get away for a few days this past weekend to visit his dad and step-mom in Florida. We stayed in a condo in West Palm Beach and while it was a little chilly for this time of year, it was still sunny and gorgeous, and we were able to enjoy this view from the balcony:


We even saw a manatee swim by the condo! Sorry to disappoint you, but we were up on the 19th floor and I didn’t have the right lens with me to get a good shot. I traveled light this time – one camera body + 50mm lens. Okay, and the point-and-shoot. 🙂 I actually didn’t end up taking many photos at all, but we did take our obligatory p&s self-portrait for posterity.

Chris and I grabbed a quick picture of each other one afternoon before we went out for lunch (what else do you expect photographers do when they’re killing time?).


Since it was a little too cool for the beach, we mostly just hung out with the parents, ate out a lot, and strolled around. This quirky little store in downtown Stewart had a lot of fun stuff.


One of the highlights of the trip for Chris was finding this soda:


When Chris and I were kids, we both lived in Texas (at different times) where they had this sugary bubble-gum tasting soda called Big Red. Well, they don’t have it in the DC area, and it seems to be quite difficult to find in general, so it’s a very rare treat for us to come across it. We were getting groceries at the local Publix, where lo and behold, I spotted it on the shelf in a 12-pack. So we were able to enjoy the nostalgic drink while we were there (Chris moreso than me – I can’t stand drinks with sugar in them anymore. If you ever see Diet Big Red, let me know!). At least now we know one other place to find it!

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  • Kristen Gardner - I’m so jealous! Going somewhere warm in February sounds like a dream. And I LOVE the photo that Chris took of you! So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hodzic - Susan, you are just too cute! I love the photos of you.
    You have THE MOST PERFECT SKIN EVER!!!!! I would kill for your
    skin… it’s like butta.

    Looks like you had a fun time! Good for you for getting away for a bit.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Could not agree more! By far, you have the best, most flawless skin of any of my friends! 😉 Glad you guys were able to get away…sounds like fun! I absolutely love that first photo… the blues are so rich!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Oh, you girls are sweet. But I’ll let you in on my secret – both pictures were taken within about five minutes of putting on fresh makeup. After that, my skin doesn’t look so much like “butta” as Sarah put it (okay, maybe shiny melted butta)!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Link - Susan that picture Chris took of you is awesome and the colors totally capture your personality. I think it NEEDS to be your new default headshot! It’s weird we were both in South Florida at the same time!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - I’m totally jealous! It looks so beautiful there. Glad you guys had a good time and glad Chris found his drink (I’ve never heard of it before)
    Oh and Sarah, don’t let her kid you. She has perfect skin even after her makeup’s been on a while. (Another thing I’m jealous about 😉


  • Casey - Okay, this is funny. I was going to post about how if I didn’t like you so much, Susan, I was going to have to hate you for your perfect skin and amazing bone structure that makes you so stinkin’ beautiful. It appears mine is a common opinion. Ha ha! Oh, yeah…glad you had a nice trip! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - You look absolutely stunning…!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Okay seriously, everyone is too nice! I’ll just say thank you. 🙂 (And now I’ll feel totally self-concious next time I have a huge zit. :D)ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - A weekend getaway? How fun! I too love the photo of you. You are a doll. And with your perfect eye make-up to boot. (I have never seen that phrase written and it looks really weird–to boot?!) I have never heard of Big Red soda either!ReplyCancel

  • marlene - yeah um i’m JEALOUS of your skin! 🙂 LOL can’t wait til Saturday!ReplyCancel