I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!
John finally came home Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning I had a hair appointment where I was "balayaged." It was one those hair experiences where you absolutely love it when the stylist has finished and it looks all polished, but after you leave, the luster starts to fade and you start to doubt your choices... Yea, I'm not completely in love with it. I also found out that my hair is very damaged, oh joy! Now I'm extremely paranoid about it, and I've spent the past couple days researching rejuvenating hair products. I think I have it narrowed down and I plan on writing a post in the future about my experience with those products!
After my hair appointment John and I decided to celebrate his return with a family adventure day! Since moving here, we have been really bad about getting out of the house. It makes me feel like a TERRIBLE fur baby momma, because I feel like they have been too cooped up. They have their walks throughout the day, but I feel bad when they don't get to go out and explore. We try to take them to the dog park at least once a week, but they hate the park. They usually spend 5 min walking around peeing a pooping and then they sit and stare at us like are over it (especially Gator :) ). In Cleveland we would take these city parks called the Cleveland Metroparks. They were gorgeous, dog friendly, and it's one of the things that I miss the most about Cleveland. Down here we have a hard time finding something similar, but thanks to the recommendations of my hair dresser we discovered Oscar Scherer.
Oscar Scherer is a charming little State Park with a lot of trails and a Gator Pond. We went on a 2 mile hike with the dogs. It was kind of a boring trail for us but the dogs loved it! There was a little indie music show at the Ranger House so after our hike we enjoyed the music while sitting in old wooden rocking chairs and playing a game of checkers.
After our hiking adventure, we decided to go to a nearby little town called Venice. It is a very cute old Florida beach town and It turns out that it is also very dog friendly, which was a nice surprise. We walk the dogs around town, got some yummy ice cream, and then had dinner and drinks on the patio at a raw bar. It was glorious!
I have started to make a "Florida Summer Bucket List" for John and I, because we haven't had a Florida summer in a long time so we plan on making the most of it!