Saturday, June 04, 2011

Florida Weekend

D and I spent a long weekend in Florida last month, and despite a brief rainstorm and a gnarly sunburn {I got FRIED}, we had a wonderful time.

Our primary reason for taking the trip was The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. TPC Sawgrass was a gorgeous course to say the least, and I loved seeing new and familiar pro golfers teeing off up close. Although not as skilled or knowledgeable as D, I love to golf and even watch it on occasion. The Golf Channel just so happens to be a client of D's, so they supplied us with some free tix for the last two days of the event.




We spent a fair amount of time at the 17th hole, a tough one in which the golfers needed to hit their drive out to the island green. Here is a glimpse of the gallery looking on.


During a three hour rainstorm, we took cover at Urban Flatbread and indulged in the s'mores/peanut butter cup dessert.


We also swung by the beach to dip our toes in the water.



In addition to the tournament, we stayed with my cousins in Celebration one night, grilling out burgers and watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the nearby Polynesian Resort.


We also spent an evening with my D.C. friend Lauren at her family's home. You can see why I never wanted to leave. ;)


Lauren's friend was able to get us into Magic Kingdom for FREE the next day, a special treat since I had never been to that park. A Monday in May meant short or no lines for all the rides, too!


All in all, a too short but lovely trip south!


boodut said...

that flatbread looks similar to our 'mexican smores' ! Yumm

k said...

I don't know about the whole golf thing, but I'd be all over disney. And that s'mores thing.

Pink Sun Drops said...

Beautiful photos!

By the way, your post is up on June's Uniquely Your City!

Also, I just noticed something strange on your blog - you can't click on the header to take you "home" to the main page of your blog. You have to get back to the current, main page of your site by going a round about way - through your profile or archives. Did you know that?