Like I said before, once I got to the doctors my recovery was much much faster. I was really worried I wouldn't get to make the trip to Orlando to see my cousin Cathy and her son Logan. Cathy's mom and my mom were sisters. They were in town to visit her dad and his family and I haven't seen her in almost 40 yrs. My sister and I used to go up to NY every summer and stay with her family and I was so looking forward to seeing her again, especially now that we have been back in touch via the internet.
Sunday came and I really felt so much better so we decided to go for it. Cathy's son Logan is 24 but she also has three little girls that are 7, 10 & 11 who didn't make the trip down. I wanted them to have something from Florida so I made them these three little screen bags for her to take back for them. These pictures were taken on the way to Orlando since I was still hand sewing the buttons on, on the way. You know I had to get some Flamingos in there! I hope they'll like them.
We had a few directional issues finding the hotel and then the room but once we got there it was all good. We were talking so much and so fast that I ended up having a 15 minute coughing fit which was really embarrassing but once that stopped we headed out for dinner at Buca di Beppo which is a great Italian restaurant that serves food family style. We had great lemon chicken with capers, fettuccine Alfredo, great salad and some mozzarella with tomato and basil. I wish I had taken a pic of the food but trust me, it was to die for!
So here are the pics from our reunion. This is Logan, Cathy and Me. Sorry about the red face on me but I had a bit of a reaction to the meds and it made me look sunburned. The next pic is all of us together We literally sat for hours chatting and even after we left the restaurant we hung out outside the mall and chatting for a few more hours. We really didn't want the night to end. It was so good talking about our childhood memories together and discussing family. They have invited us out to Vegas (where they live) and hopefully sometime we'll be able to do that. I miss that connection to my mom's family.
All in all it was a wonderful day ~ and I am finally on the mend and ready for another crazy week this week.