Monday, June 1, 2009

Tourist Attractions

Ft. Myers, FL -- Instead of going here for Memorial Day this year, I went to Florida. I have this thing where I have to have something to look forward to, to make my every day living/job/monotony, etc. a little more tolerable. And for months I have been looking forward to going to Florida for these two fine people's wedding in Orlando, followed by their reception in Tallahassee the next day. The wedding trip turned into a beach excursion with my mom. After all the wedding festivities she flew down for a few days to hang out with me on the beach. Isn't it so pretty there?!
She enjoyed her beach time collecting shells and building creations out of sand.

You know how every hotel has one of those racks filled with brochures... Apparently the Florida tourism industry is trying to get all it can out of the poor economy. Among the Florida attractions advertised for... the zoo, parasailing, cruises, swimming with dolphins... was a brochure for "Free Daily Tours" of FORECLOSED homes. I didn't know if I should be shocked or just laugh. I did both, although I'm not sure if turning others misfortunes into a sales pitch by saying, "Free Daily Tours of the HOTTEST bank owned homes!" is too tactful.

Now I have to come up with another "looking forward to" p0int. Any trip suggestions are welcome.

7 comments:

Brittany said...

Maybe you should come see me one weekend since you never do. You're welcome anytime.

MichaelJ said...

My farewell on the 14th :)

~The Stevens Family~ said...

Aren't you coming to the cabin in July with everyone else? And, like Michael said, his farewell is the 14th and Kirk's in August, so there's THREE things to be excited about!!

Amy said...

You can also be excited about my return to the states. And I'd agree with Erin, we have the cabin trip for the 4th to look forward to, HELLO!!! You could also look forward to coming to California with Rob, Dad, and I if you stayed home longer. Sheesh, this summer is pull of things to look forward to. YOu could even come to Africa if you wanted...free hotel room. :)

guerry girls said...

Tucson AZ is always nice in the summer! (that is if you like to live in a A/C house all day long and hang out at the pool frist thing in the mornings)and with Brad still gone tell Aug, and Leslie gone tell July, Emily and I need some company,

Tiffanie and Alvaro Z said...

Ah, I miss Florida :(

As for a "look forward to" . . . Whatcha doin for the 4th of July. . . that can usually turn into something. . . ?

Chelita said...

Hello!!!! Isn't a visit from Yours truly in August- not something to be celebrating over?! :)