Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sandy Comes to Town

Hi folks,

well what a day with the hurricane just off shore we had a bit of a bumpy day weather wise so off we went for some retail therapy to a local flea market. Well blow me down and that was quite easy with the wind we have been having, what a size, the place was enormous  over 30,000 square feet the leaflet announced, a bit big for a "flea market".

Well after that and a lovely lunch we braved the wind and went to the beach.

Who's idea was it to go to the beach??  

Not mine.

And guess what, they were Surfing.


The place was Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (Atlantic Ocean), I spent $2 to visit the Fishing/Sightseeing Pier while Sue sat in the pierhead cafe having a coffee, she also took some pictures and was amazed at the number of people at times on the beach.  At the entrance to the pier was this cute Dolphin, fork in hand/flipper ready for lunch. 

Well by this time the rain had eased off so a look around the town was in order.

What did we find, miniature dogs in a shop window.

some were in the window and others inside the shop, each in a windowed box with breed and date of birth on a card.  Priced at a little over $1,000 which is probably about right from what I know from home, first obedience lesson was free.

You should have seen the little outfits you could buy to complete the purchase!  I can just see me walking down the High Street carrying my little charge, couldn't expect it to walk itself, could I?

Back to the Hotel to regroup for long trip up the east coast tomorrow, by the time you read this we should be up near Daytona.

Thanks for looking.

nite, nite, Luv Mike and Sue. xxx


  1. Hi ya Mike ... I fell in love with the 'doggie' in the window ... he looked so sad .... are they in there for long Mike? ...upset me a bit to see how they are without contact with people or other doggies in a such a small area.

    E xxx

    1. Hi Eileen, yes I agree about the Doggies but they are well looked after. Don't think they were there long.
      Last leg of our trip today to a lovely part of America which I thing is one of the jewels on Americas crown. Well I love the place. Xx

  2. What a fantastic trip you are having and such excitement when not in danger.

    Looking forward to hearing and seeing more pictures when you are home

    Regards Charles

    1. No danger at all just use your eyes and ears. I felt as safe in America as walking down Chatham High Street and that's full of strange people.
      Anyway, loads to talk about on our return.

  3. Well, truly 'Surfin USA '........ Glad you are both safe,been looking at hurricane Sandy moving north towards New York !
    Cute little doggies !!!
    Chris and Dave R

  4. Hi Chris, it's going back out to sea in an arch then landfall in New York tomorrow so we have been told.
    Lovely sunrise here and wind has dropped, so hoping for a nice last three days. XX

  5. The news has not been good here Mike each news tells a different story of where it is going to hit.

    Have a safe ride home..