Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Mini Vacation with The Colonel

This mini vacation started out with a bit of business first. The Colonel and I had to deliver a display to the Spady Museum in Delray Beach. This was our first time to Delray Beach and the Spady Museum and we were treated to a private tour of the museum by the friendly and gracious staff.

After our museum tour, we took a little tour of the beach of Delray Beach. We walked to the beach through a beautiful tunnel made from a canopy of sea grapes...

The beach was lovely...I let the pictures speak for themselves.

We continued up the coast and made our way to Jupiter. There we visited the Jupiter Lighthouse and its museum.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse. It was designed by George Meade (later general of the Union Army of the Potomac). The Colonel and I walked up the 105 steps to the top of the lighthouse and were treated to these gorgeous views.

The Colonel took this shot of the lighthouse's Fresnel lens. This is the original lens which was made in Paris 150 years ago.

Walking up to the top of the lighthouse and back down made us tired and hungry so we checked into a cute little hotel and asked the man at the desk where could we find a good seafood place for dinner.

This was the view from our room's window.

The man told us the Hog Snapper was a good place to eat. It was.

We had a somewhat restful night considering the bed was queen-sized and we were obliged to use the hotel's pillows (We sleep on a king-sized bed at home now but slept on a queen for 20 years and the hotel's bed looked sooo small to us and I don't know why we forgot to pack our own pillows this trip. The hotel pillows were as thick as a whale omelets!)

After our continental breakfast at the hotel we began our way back home. On our way we stopped in America's Sweetest Town and visited their little museum.

The Colonel and I enjoyed our mini vacation and we want more of 'em. We've got a few ideas on where we'll go next. Stay tuned.


  1. Your pictures are beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Just beautiful, so glad that you both take time in your busy lives for little vacations. K

  3. You both need to do a show on the travel channel. Beautiful trip, its so nice to be part of your vaca's in a little way. CND