Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello there, my trip went by so incredibly fast but that is what three day trips tend to do. Surprisingly enough (from my last post) I didn't over pack and I didn't put a Monster High doll in my carry on. I was however detained for special screening in my flight out of DC, I had to stand in the special box and go to the other side to be patted down. Admittedly I was a bit nervous but I was also a little confused, I mean c'mon, I couldn't possibly be the first person to pass through security with an underwire bra on! But we ladies know that the underwire is worth the stranger danger weapons check. It didn't take too long and before I knew it I was on the flight and reading my book about mafia man, Henry Hill, whilst listening to my ipod. Tampa was what it should be, sunny and ...full of lizards. My first half day there was quite productive; I had lots of giggles and chat time with the family, saw the house which was bigger and bluer (blue carpet, blue blinds, blue bathroom) in person, ate some spaghetti, and went to the Batman Marathon. Of course though I started to nod off during 'The Dark Knight Rises' (the only movie I hadn't already seen, effin' figures) because I was so exhausted, I felt like a toddler after a long day at Chuck E' Cheese. It was quite a long day, I didn't even get to my hotel to check in till 4AM and I couldn't help but giggle when the guy at the front desk mentioned that breakfast started in 2 and 1/2 hours.

Isn't the house cute? I love the trees. It has been sitting vacant for a bit so it needs a little TLC and I also doubt that anyone will catch me in the sunroom when the temperature is over 75 degrees because it was mighty toast in there but other than that I was really quite pleased with the house.

On the second day, Row and I went to Bayport (pictured above), did a little window shopping, and picked up Thai food. Before I knew it was time to leave and despite the heat I just felt very at ease in Florida, everything is very laid back - sometimes amusingly so, like the maid in the hotel lobby talking about walking in on a couple during a "special" moment and seeing a woman without a helmet on the back of a motorcycle smoking a cigarette.

I felt like we had arrived into the land of Gloom with the grey clouds and drizzle in DC and then the bumper to bumper traffic on the way home. 

Let's play spot the national monument.

I'm still on the fence whether to move or not, my boyfriend is leaning towards going and I'm still not quite sure.



Faye said...

I just found your blog through French for Cupcake, it's super cute! I love your photos from the plane, also I went to a Batman marathon last week and was almost dead by the third one, haha :P
Faye x

Courtney Erin said...

It looks like you had a pretty good trip - it's always nice to get away for a few days. Good luck with the moving decision as well, I always have such a hard time making big decisions like that.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Amber said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time, but man that 4am hotel check in time is crazy. I would have passed out in the lobby.

Laura Go said...

Lemme tell you now: that's why I never wear bras when I go flying!!!! Kidding! :)

Good luck on the decision-making. It's tough, I know for a fact. But I am sure everything will end up ok! :)

♥ laura
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wait until the sunset said...

it'a good to have you back! And don't worry, I always seem to get pulled aside for extra pat-downs. I just like to think the cute security guard wants to cop a feel ;) xx

Honeysuckelle said...


I'm so glad you found my blog and thank you for the compliment! I love French for Cupcake, such an amazing blog. Haha, me too about Batman marathon, I was tired even before I walked into the theater.


Honeysuckelle said...

@Courtney Erin

It was certainly nice to get away for a few days, I felt really relaxed and at ease for those few days. I think we've finally decided what we want to do about moving but I'm still extremely nervous.


Honeysuckelle said...


I had a good time, I only wish it had been a little longer. I fell asleep in the theater a few times, I was beyond exhausted by the time I made it to the hotel.


Honeysuckelle said...

@Laura Go

Haha I know right. I don't think I've worn a bra without underwire my entire life. Thank you for the well wishes and I think we've decided and I'm scared but excited.


Honeysuckelle said...

@wait until the sunset

I love flying (after I get over the jitters) but it is nice to be on the ground. I always make the metal detector go off and I never know why they seem so baffled when I explain it is underwire. Haha, I also suspect it may be a little urgency to cop a feel.


Thick Threads said...

thats weird that you where patted down because of a bra, pshhhh they just wanted a glimps of the goodies haha, i hope you didnt get patted down too much, the TSA are not exactly friendly. im glad florida was fun! :) must have been super hot this time of year :)


Honeysuckelle said...

@Thick Threads

That's what I thought! I thought a lot of ladies wore underwire bras? All of my bras have underwire but I do wear quite heavy duty bras. The pat down wasn't too bad, definitely uncomfortable though and my nerves were all rattled. The agents definitely aren't too friendly, they are some aloof fellas and ladies. It has been so hot in Virginia this Summer, almost everyday it is in the 80's or 90's (a few days it was even 100 degrees outside) but it was definitely VERY sunny in Florida.


Estilo Hedónico said...

Great pics!!!!!



Honeysuckelle said...

@Estilo Hedónico

Thank you!


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