Month: May 2017

Our Delray Vacay: Part 3

One of the things I SO badly wanted to do (and poor Matt so badly did NOT want to do) was experience Butterfly World. Me, yearning to be one with nature approximately 65% of the time, of course saw the ad in the pile of brochures Matt’s mom shared with us and decided it was a must. And Matt, being a good boyfriend, obliged. We drove out to Coconut Creek on our third day in Florida. It was another warm day (to my delight… not) but we made the best of it and successfully frolicked with the butterflies. Ideally, I would have liked to have learned a bit more about butterflies; it was mostly just a big walk-in enclosure where they flew around you and in your face and through your hair and whatnot (Matt loved it! Not!). But I still thoroughly enjoyed myself and made lots of lifelong butterfly friends (unsure the exact lifespan of a butterfly but assuming we are lifelong friends just feels right). Later that night, we had dinner at Deck 84, …

Our Delray Vacay: Part 2

Day two in Delray was full of mini golf, ice cream, and me almost dying several times in the 80 degree heat. Unfortunately I was not blessed with the gift of heat tolerance, which made mini golfing under the hot Florida sun rather challenging. Matt’s family had not yet left on their cruise so they joined in on the fun, and we played a slow 18 holes. Unsurprisingly, I came in last score-wise, but my ultimate survival of the heat qualified me as a winner in my books. That evening we headed out to Deerfield Beach to have dinner at one of Matt’s parents’ favorite spots, JB’s on the Beach. And it quite literally is, on the beach. Unfortunately the weather was a bit ominous, but that didn’t stop Matt and I from paying $1 each to walk out onto the pier and take selfies on selfies before dinner. The food at JB’s was great (especially the bread, sweet Moses that stuff was incredible), but the best part of the evening was, without a doubt, the views of the …

Our Delray Vacay: Part 1

And now, I present to you, my long overdue post about our glorious Florida vacation! Although we got back a full week ago, I hadn’t yet gotten the chance to post about our trip. (Admittedly, I’ve been slacking when it comes to posting here in general, too.) So, to get back in the swing, I will be posting several consecutive posts about our week spent in Delray Beach, Florida! Let’s start from the beginning… My boyfriend, Matt, and I had been looking forward to this trip for several months. Not only was it our first real vacation together, but it was also a great chance to escape the unseasonably cold New York May weather. And, better still, Matt’s parents (who live in Delray Beach) graciously allowed us to stay at their house while they were away on a cruise for a few days. So, we got to experience the fun and beauty of Delray without paying an arm and a leg in hotel costs. Since we arrived late Tuesday night, our adventures would begin the next morning. And what …