The 2nd week of my 'longer journey' holiday was spent in St Pete's Beach and after a week of non-stop early starts and theme parks, boy were we ready for the beach part of our holiday. This was our chill out time. It was a special week too as my penfriend Cindy joined us for a few days along with her daughter and niece. I was introduced to Cindy through the Monkees Fan Club back in 1968 when we were 10. (Don't laugh, I was so in love with Davey Jones) She lived in Chicago and prior to this meeting, we had only met once, when we were 20 and she came over to England to stay for a couple of weeks. It was amazing to meet up again and while we were there she arranged for us all to go to a baseball game. That was quite an experience, and I've included a picture of it on my layout.
The big coincidence that I mentioned yesterday is that on Monday I came home from work to find a message on my answerphone to say that Cindy and her husband Ray are going on a Mediterranean cruise in May, flying into Heathrow and joining the cruise at Southampton the next day. So we have a brief 24 hours to meet up again and for them to stay with us overnight. I am so excited! This will be only the 3rd time we have met in 41 years and after this, it must surely be my turn to go over and visit her .... I think I just found the theme for my 'Everywhere' pages!