Sawgrass Mills

I am not sure how many years ago it was that I had a back to back through Miami/Ft Lauderdale where the ship offered a trip out to Sawgrass Mills. In all honestly, it was to their benefit to get all the back to back travelers off the ship for a number of hours, especially since it was the first US port for the cruise. Translated that means that the ship has to get EVERYONE off and through Immigration before they can start the process of accepting new passengers.

I am remembering the mall as good sized but not all that complicated. It has changed. There are multiple parking garages, there are dozens of lots and extensive expanses of high end retail stores in a fancy strip mall fashion. But one could simply not admit that it was a multiple strip mall area. I have seen similar store collections in California. Again mostly with some rather fancy stores and areas limited to foot traffic.

Growing up in the mid-west, one did not appreciate outdoor entrances. It gets cold in the winter and enclosed malls are the norm. Don’t believe me? Look up Mall of America…

Anyway, the trip for lunch at a specific restaurant. It was lovely, relaxing, and prices about the same as I expected from home. Getting back to my friends place, we spent the rest of the day just relaxing, stitching, and making the occasional pointed comment about various TV/YouTube/webcams….

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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