Ben and Barry's Blog

Thursday, March 22, 2007

What's up with our weather?

Well we've been back four days from 82 degree heat in Tampa, only to have 3 out of those 4 days be 2 degrees in the UK and either snowing or hailing!! What great weather we have in the UK!!


Friday, March 16, 2007

Last Day :-(

After 2 weeks of perfect weather in the high 70's/low 80's we all feel very reted and reluctant to go home! For our final night we all decide to go to Sam Seltzer's Steak House for our final meal, as this was the nicest restaurant we went to.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Boat Trip

Our Christmas present from Barry was a fantastic limo and boat trip around the Gulf on a 30ft yaught with Captain Dennis. The day was slightly grey, but better than being boiling hot, and we still got burnt!! We set out from New Port Richie and putted around for a while before releasing the sails and heading out to North Anclote Sand Bar, which is one of the few places your are allowed to have a fire BBQ because of some local kill-joy rules. Before the BBQ we had time to saunter round the island, paddle in the shallow sandy waters and collect shells.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Fun with Helium

Oh dear! After a few gins/vodkas and we find ourselves messing around with the helium we used to blow up mum and Julie's balloons.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Julie's Early 60th

Just so Julie had enough time to enjoy her birthday in the sun, we moved it a week early!

Cake, oh I do luv a bit of cake!


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Epcot Trip

These were to be the only couple of "dull" days while we were in Florida, and by dull I mean high 60's/low 70's!! So we decided to risk it and head on across to Orlando to do Epcot theme park. Mum and Julie hadn't been there since we were kids, so it was quite a new experience for them, as most of the rides had been updated. We had a great day, the weather was perfect, and Barry even got to do the new Nemo ride (which was closed last time we went). Best rides of the day had to be Soarin' and Test Track.

All of us by Epcot fountain
Me and mum
Julie and mum


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Perfect Weather

Well almost perfect, as it was raining when we arrived, but that didn't matter as it was 8pm. Today and the rest of the holiday is forcast as perfect weather!

Perfect sunset