Port Charlotte, Florida

March 21, 2012

Family on the Road

Who needs a campground when you can park in a yard.

We spent over two weeks at my parent’s house in Port Charlotte. This is what we will remember.

Visiting with my Junebug and Papaw (my grandma and grandpa) for four days. We were so grateful to have that time with them.

Going thrifting with my Junebug. What a hoot!

A boat ride across Charlotte Harbor.

Canoeing in the canals. Ooooh there’s a string ray!

Searching for shark teeth at Venice Beach, Nakomis Beach, and Blind Pass on Manasota Key. Blind Pass was the best beach for shark teeth by a long shot. Nakomis was a close second. Venice gets an F. Thing Two found over 500 teeth. I think we better start panning for gold!

Sunsets at Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key. Majestic.

Thing Two and I had a special date. We searched for shark teeth and got a table for two at a Greek dive. Love.

A farmer’s market date with my love.

Idling on the boat through the Charlotte Harbor canals at sunset and watching the milky reflection of a tiring sky on the water.

Visiting my great grandma Nell’s home. It was where my family stayed when I was a kid. The current owner even let us in. Amazing how much bigger things seem when you’re a kid. Brought back memories of sunburns, bathing caps, and morning walks on the beach with my dad.

Nakomis Groves where you get tiny cups of orange juice and large cones of ice cream. Backwards and worth it. I also used to visit this Nakomis Groves as a child.

Spending time with my parents.  Thank you Papaw and Weewah. <=== Cutest grandma name ever!

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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7 Responses to “Port Charlotte, Florida”

  1. Missy Says:

    Squee! I’m so happy you had such a great visit! Family time is so special and the memories will be cherished always. That is the best name for a grandma – so fun to say!
    Loving all the pics of the boys – I know they had the best time and that your family really loved seeing them.

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  2. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    Hilarious: the life-vest on the pug, the hat on the other dog, the glasses on the boys. Is that your mom? She looks so young!!

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    • jennincat Says:

      Yes, that is my mom! I’m sure she will appreciate hearing that! I’m bummed I’m going to miss you in Florida but so happy you get to meet Missy in person! xoxo

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  3. Mom Says:

    I am so glad you camped out in our yard. It seems so empty now :(
    Lidi misses her doggy cousins too. It brought back so many fun memories of when you were little. Hopefully someday we can do it again !! Missing everyone xo

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    • jennincat Says:

      We had such a great time and it was fun sharing all my childhood experiences as an adult with my family. Thanks so much for letting us stay. I hope we can do it again too!

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  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes Says:

    So glad you got to spend time with your family! Awesome photos as always!

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