Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Always Wanted to Ride in a Bentley!

And I finally did!  Okay, so technically it wasn't "A" Bentley.  As in "the car", but nonetheless, I rode in a Bentley over the weekend.

And don't you know I had my hideous toes up for the occasion?!

Hey girl!  Time for a pedicure please! Ugh.

We took our show on the road, or should I say the high seas this last weekend when we finally were able to schedule Mr. Tennis' father's day boat ride on the intercoastal waterway between New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet, FL.

As you can see he looks right at home behind the controls.

And he even had a first mate!  Sadie.

The Maven and Orlando Grandma were there too.

And of course the Bostons came along.  It was their first boat ride and you would have thought they were grizzled Sea Dogs watching them work the boat deck.

Tongues out - we're very happy!

This made me nervous... but no overboard tragedy occured.

We had overcast weather, which is not bad when it's July in Florida.  We still saw some beautiful sights along the way.
Pelican hanging out under bridge pass-through.

Nice homes on the shore.

The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse!  A beautiful landmark!

We sneaked ashore and had lunch.  Shhhhhhhh. Only quiet dogs are tolerated.

We stopped at the "disappearing island" which is a sandbar that is either there or not depending on the tide.  The dogs loved it!  And we met the ultimate "chick magnet" this Great Dane who had many a bikinied girl draped over him.  His owner sheepishly admitted that he has brought him out to this spot for the last 8 years because he always gets "attention".  Hmmmmmm.  Forget it Mr. T!

A good day was had by all and we had two crusty, tired dogs for the drive home.  Reward? No tennis ball throwing in the backyard necessary.

Hope to link to Angela's Tuesday Show and Tail! Thanks Angela!


Angela said...

Oh wow! That looked like great fun! Your pups looked right at home on the Bentley! They are living the life!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

centerofgravity said...

What a fun outing. It looks so cool and relaxing. Glad Mr. T. finally got to enjoy his boat trip without the horrendous thunderstorms we've been having lately.

Chatty Crone said...

I like your Bentley drive.

And the boat ride - you do some very nice things. And your two pups looked pretty happy too.

What a nice day to just go sailing and get some sun.

Mr. Tennis said...

It was fun being back on the intracoastal waterway taking in the sun, sand, surf and wildlife.

Linda said...

Looks like a perfect day to me!

Doris Sturm said...

What a fun time you had on the boat...a good sized one too! I'm glad you took your dogs and that they enjoyed themselves. Gizzy's afraid of the water and I don't think I would have even tried - he's such a little wimp LOL

I bet that felt great out on the open waters with the wind in your face...I love that feeling - that's my idea of a true vacation! Great photos too. Thanks for sharing ;-)

Doris and the Gizz

Mr. Connor said...

A good time was had by all. Great way to spend a day.

Claudia said...

Believe it or not, I actually have been in a Bentley. In fact, I drove it! My old boss was very wealthy and she made go along to pick up a car that was being service. We were in the Bentley. Then she made me drive the Bentley back.

I was very nervous!


Orlando Grandma said...

It was a great day, thank you for the invitation

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is the perfect way to spend the day!

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