I’m sitting in the living room of our rental, alternating typing and watching the street out front and the occasional biker or walker who, unlike us, has decided to get an early start to what has shaped up to be a beautiful, sunny day.
Yesterday we went to the beach, and tomorrow I have an appointment for a massage and facial while I’m sure Fisherman will go, you guessed it, fishing. At night we will most likely go to one of the many area restaurants for Trivia Night. First prize is $25. I told Fisherman it’s high time his extensive knowledge of useless information be put to good use. For today, while I was typing this post we have decided to bike along Rt. A1A and maybe use the GoPro camera. With any luck we might get some good shots of the jaw-droppingly beautiful homes along that road.
Now about our rental…
One of my favorite features are these pillars. Over a hundred years old, they are a majestic site amongst what is otherwise a neighborhood of diminutive, cottage style homes.
While we have grilled several times, we are unable to enjoy the backyard due to Mosquitos. I would definitely consider enclosing this area with screening if this were our home!
This is the view of the home from the front door. The door at the far right in the back is the master bedroom, and on the right is the guest room which is just beyond the frame of the picture. Each room has its own updated bath which I haven’t taken any pictures of. *note to self: get a wide angle lens*. The kitchen, on the left, has direct access to the small deck, as does the master bedroom.
The owner is an avid traveler (currently he is in Saigon) and loves to collect masks from throughout the world. I’ve named this one Harry, and he graces the wall in the master bedroom. After all, who wouldn’t love to wake up to this every morning??
Here’s the second bedroom. In addition to the two bedrooms, there is a spare room which has come in handy as a place to keep our luggage and ironing board (not pictured).
The owner found this fella on the curb, brought him home and named him Gus. He resides in a corner by the front door.
The kitchen has been completely redone and they did a fabulous job. I love the details of the beadboard cabinets and walls, as well as the dental moldings. I also appreciate that they chose not to go with the ubiquitous use of stainless appliances for this home that was built in 1907.
Notice the floors. They’re original to the home and have TONS of character. The owner told me what kind of pine they were, but I can’t recall. Suffice it to say it would be almost impossible to duplicate these today.
A couple of you have asked to see pics, so there you have it. I have lots to tell you about our trip up until now, but we’re too busy having fun and relaxing for me to spend too much time in front of a computer. I’m sure you understand ;).
In other news…
Last week was my birthday. I like to say I’m 41 for the 20th time. My friend came for a couple of days to help us celebrate. She and her hubby are avid RV’ers, and when we head home in February we’re stopping at their place for a night or two and going RV shopping. It will be nice to soak in their vast knowledge. Who knows!? Maybe we’ll drive home with an RV!! LOL (I doubt it, but stranger things have happened).