13 Down; 1 To Go


I’m sure some people would say we cheated, but our list of 14 things to do in 2014 is our list; so if we want to change one of the original goals, we can. And that’s just what we did.


On January 1st of this year when we sat down to prepare the list, we both included go to a Christmas boat parade as one thing we wanted to do this year, and up until about a month ago we fully planned to go to the boat parade in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, or Jacksonville. But then we learned that a new Dale Chihuly exhibit would be opening this month at Fairchild Tropical Garden.


If we had that information on January 1st, our list would have been different. So instead of a boat parade, we attended the art in the garden kick-off. There’s just not enough time to get away another weekend this month for a boat parade so it will have to wait until 2015, but a weekend in Miami for art, shopping, bicycling, and eating at favorite restaurants completed the 13th adventure of the year.

And this Saturday, we’ll watch the annual Lake Weir boat parade so technically, we can check off the boat parade and enjoy the Art in Fairchild.