Eight years ago tomorrow, John and I got married. We don't usually do much for our anniversary (and definitely not Mother's Day since it's the same weekend). But, this year we actually got to do a few things.
Last Thursday night, we went to a play at the Hippodrome. I got free tickets through work and Nana and Papa kept the kids. So, I got to wear this pretty dress that Sarah picked out for me last year in Michigan. I got a lot of compliments on the dress (it's a handmade vintage dress) and we got to eat out before seeing the play.
Friday, John had off so I went ahead and took off too. We dropped the kids off at school and headed out to Cedar Key for lunch. We hit the museum and Cedar Key scrub first. Neither of us had ever been there. I'm convinced that it's the quietest state park in Florida.
We also ate on the docks at Frog's Landing. John says we've eaten there before, but we figured it's been 7 years or so since we last ate there. Guess what I got? Fried shrimp.
I've never seen John have such a hard time making up his mind in a restaurant. He kept going back and forth, but finally ended up with crab florentine.
Cedar Key is a cute little town. Hopefully, we can make a weekend stay of it sometime. These are some of the condos and houses right on the water. The one thing about Cedar Key is that there are absolutely no beaches. It's marshy and shelly and the mosquitos are apparently horrible on the islands.
Pelicans are one of my favorite birds. They're so funny looking. They also know the best place to hang out if you're a lazy pelican - on the pier.
This is the pier and the island you can visit. Cedar Key has one of the oldest lighthouses in Florida, but you can't get to that island anymore. It's a bird and marine research center and sanctuary. This island is about a half-hour boat paddle from the many, many boat launches. We'd like to take the kids some time soon, but we've been warned that the mosquitoes are very, very bad.
On our actual anniversary tomorrow, my friend Georgia is coming to babysit. John and I are going to see the new Star Trek movie. John is about to pee in his pants from excitement.