We are having another cold day in Florida but warmer than yesterday and that’s not saying much. Yesterday we had a high of 47F, 8C and it was windy. We spent the day in jeans and sweaters and actually had to put on socks and shoes for the first time in a long time. I also turned the furnace on in Maxx for a few hours. Today the temperature is 68F, 20C but the wind is still there although I am back in shorts and flip flops … hubby is still in jeans. I am focusing on tomorrow when it is supposed to warm up to mid 70sF, 24C and by Friday and Saturday we will be back in to the 80s:-)
So the day started off with us tucked under the covers with our coffee planning the next phase of our trip. We will leave here on January 29th and head up to Savannah Georgia before starting our trek west again. The planning process involves pulling up our trip plan on the Good Sam website, where I have tentatively scheduled our trip home, and checking out RV parks along our route. We prefer to stay in Passport America parks because the rate is so good but many of them do not honor the Passport America rate during the first three months of the year so planning becomes a challenge, but seriously if that’s the biggest problem we have, we are doing okay:-)
I have to say this job quickly lost its appeal so we decided to drive into Palm Beach Gardens where I wanted to check out a few hair salons. I don’t have great hair but I am pretty fussy about it and the sun has really done a number on it:-( My stylist at home, she has been doing my hair for well over 20 years, provided me with the information I needed so that any Goldwell salon could make me look as good as she does … and that’s no small feat! I plugged the address for the first salon into Holly and off we went. It was a short drive and upon entering Palm Beach Gardens we were impressed with how pretty it is. A Google search shows the town was built in the 60’s and 70’s and has a population of about 50,000. The Google search also showed the city has the Gardens Mall, which is a luxurious 1.4 million square foot shopping center with over 160 stores, anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Sears … but more about the mall later. We arrived at the first hair salon and hubby immediately ruled it out because of the vehicle parked in front … apparently he thinks this salon is not in my price range:-)
The Lamborghini didn’t overly impress me but my camera must have been impressed because no matter how hard I tried it wouldn’t focus! Anyway we moved on to the next salon, which also was almost ruled out because of the vehicle in the parking lot!
The Porche impressed me more (I can see myself driving this car) and the shops looked higher end than the last place so of course this is were I booked my appointment. On Friday I will get my hair done and then maybe everyone on the cruise ship will not go running when they see me:-)
After booking my appointment we drove around the city and came across the mall. To put the mall in perspective for family at home, Gardens Mall is about .3 million square feet smaller than Metro Town, or half the size of the West Edmonton mall, but more than twice the size of the main mall in our home town which has more than double the population of Palm Beach Gardens … so to us it’s a big mall. Using the fact that I had to go to the washroom before we headed home, I was able to get hubby to go into the mallJ He was so impressed with the opulence of the mall that we actually walked around and looked in some stores, of course it helped that there was an Apple Store and we did find a fun store with weird stuff in it which produced a birthday present for one of our grandsons … now they will all be trying to figure out who is getting the weird gift! When we are back on Friday I will try to get some pictures of the landscaping around the mall because it was beautiful.
We took the long route home and drove through Riviera, FL, which is along the Atlantic Ocean.
Until next time …