The 2019 Villages Polo Club Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot air balloons have been a long-time obsession of mine and for years I regularly attended a hot air ballon festival when I lived in NJ. So I was super excited when I heard the Villages Polo Club was doing a hot air balloon festival!

Mom and I went opening night and while the wind prevented the balloons from launching for competition, we enjoyed the balloon glow! Here are just a few of the way too many photos I took that night!

Surfing Santas | Christmas 2017

How do Floridians spend Christmas Eve? This year 837 of them donned Santa gear and surfed at Cocoa Beach while several thousand more looked on. The annual Surfing Santas event started in 2009 as a family affair and grew each year as the family was joined by additional Santas, reindeer, and elves. While the waves this year were weak, the holiday spirit was not and the lively beach party was an entertaining way to spend the morning.

Merry Christmas, friends!