I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! We sure did, spending time with my family, had friends over one night to enjoy a fire in our fire pit, and even picked up our Christmas tree. I am enjoying my last day off today at home catching up on some posts and getting ready do head back to work tomorrow.
When the Florida Keys is practically in your backyard, you need to take advantage of it as much as possible. We don’t quite take advantage of this as often as we should. It’s literally just a 45-minute drive south from our drive way. We haven’t been down to the Keys since our wedding back in April. One of my New Years resolutions will be to get down there more often.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been going down to the keys every Black Friday with my family for the last few years. We usually drive straight down to Islamorada to stop at Robbie’s and then slowly start making our way back north. Robbie’s is a marina where you can feed tarpon, shop from the local artists, order delicious tropical drinks, and dine on great seafood. I’ve been known to get a bit of Christmas shopping done here as well.
Glenn had to work all weekend and with Hunter out of school, he joined along on our Black Friday family tradition. He fed the tarpon, had his first virgin pina colada, and really enjoyed his day. I had a blast with him and it was fun getting to see him go through some of these experiences for the first time.
After Robbie’s, we drove to our favorite restaurant, Lazy Days, as we always do. Too many people have caught on to this better way to Black Friday as we have, and the place was packed! With a 45-minute wait and 5 hungry people (including a 10-year old) we were going to have to find somewhere else to eat (insert sad face). We drove up to Key Largo and had lunch at Mandalays, aother ocean side restaurant with gorgeous views where we have dined before. The wait for the food was pretty long so Hunter and I walked down to the little beach they had to do some exploring.
It was another great Black Friday for the books.