Category Archives: Trips And Outings

Mall Outing With Friends

Yesterday I had lots of fun cruising the mall with my friends. I carried Chips Ahoy with me but for some reason just didnโ€™t think of taking photos. Eventually I snapped this photo of some beautiful soaps at Riley Rose. I had no idea how cool or fun that store was since I am barely into skin self care / makeup so Iโ€™m really glad my friend dragged me in there! I canโ€™t wait to go again. I was really missing out all this time! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Flaming Road Nursery Trip! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚

Sure feels like fall… not weather wise (it IS Florida) but at least all the seasonal stuff is out! Today my mom and I went out to enjoy some of it.

We went to Flamingo Road Nursery today! Bastian had been there before, but this was the first time taking so many photos of the fall decorations they have this time of the year. It was a lot of fun!๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ’•

Pumpkin and fall decor was all around!

We met a little burrowing owl:

It wasn’t the only owl friend that Genevieve made!

This peacock let Genevieve ride on its back!

We even saw a dragon! How cool is that!

Flowers, trees, fountains… truly an abundance of pretty things.

I got a few photos with my mom. Itโ€™s not often we get to go anywhere together, so that was nice!

A few more curiosities~

Watch out, caterpillars crossing! ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ’•

Eventually it was time for lunch. Avocado toast is the best!! ๐Ÿฅ‘ This is possibly the best Iโ€™ve had yet! ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ’•

A surprise egg! But there was just a boring toy car inside. So I didnโ€™t even bother putting it together.

A scary pastry!! I asked the lady at the counter to โ€œgive me the fingerโ€ not realizing how that sounded. To her credit she didnโ€™t bat an eye, lol. ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ

These Rice Krispie treats looked so colorful! ๐ŸŒˆ

Everything here was so cute. Even the straw holder!

And that’s it! We had a lot of fun. I’m really happy to have gotten so many photos!

Mwako’s Visit | Around Palm Beach ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽ€

I had another fun day with my friend Mwako. We went exploring around Palm Beach! We had brunch at the most lovely little cafe ever. I wish it wasnโ€™t so far from us so I could go again.

Afterwards, we went to the beach:

Milk Tea had fun looking at expensive mansions out the window. There were so many pretty buildings to look at! We wished we could have stopped at more places.

This Learning Express store had MASSIVE Charlie Bears!!

Definitely the highlight of the day was getting to bring home a new friend! Her name is Creme Brรปlรฉe:

I never expected to be able to pick out one of these bears in person as they are not readily found โ€œin the wildโ€. I still canโ€™t believe it! Sheโ€™s as big as Bastian, too. I am so happy.

I took forever trying to decide on clothes for Creme Brรปlรฉe but unfortunately it didnโ€™t fit her in the end! This is another photo that Mwako took rather surreptitiously:

We had a lot of fun. I can’t believe it’s already time for Mwako to go back home… hopefully he can visit us again soon.

Mwako’s Visit | Out To Tree Tops Park ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒณ

My friend Mwako is visiting! We went to Tree Tops Park (where I went by myself recently) and explored some new trails. This time I brought Maplenut along! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒฐ

Maplenut is excited to get going!

We took so many photos. I love how they all came out.

Found some berries! Most of them were dry. Despite it being just a couple weeks difference the park looked different. Many dry leaves and berries and the water was a lot lower. 

This was one big tree! 

Something really wonderful that happened is that I was able to get super close to a pair of squirrels. They were so friendly!

Mwako took a candid photo of me trying to interact with them ๐Ÿ˜…

This was the last photo. Maplenut was all worn out!

Time to hydrate! ๐Ÿ’ฆ

We had a lot of fun. Iโ€™m a bit sweaty ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ฆ

Christopher made turkey burgers for dinner and we watched An American Werewolf In London afterwards! ๐Ÿบ

I can’t wait to have another fun day with my dear friend tomorrow.

Butterfly World Visit ๐Ÿฆ‹

Went to Butterfly World today with my mom and husband! I wore Lolita, though pretty casually. Took Chantilly with me since sheโ€™s small:

As expected, I took a multitude of photos:

This flower always gives me a bit of a bad feeling because in Argentina we had huge bushes of it and they were always full of bumblebees which terrified me! ๐Ÿ

Took this one while waiting for Christopher and my mom to come out of the lorikeet area.

I liked looking at the butterflies up close. Their little heads tilt back and forth almost like a puppy being curious. I love critters of all kinds.

Butterfly World is one of my favorite places in the world and itโ€™s changed little over the years which is wonderful. It is so well maintained.

Cooper’s Hawk! โœจ

We went to Cooperโ€™s Hawk last night to celebrate our friendโ€™s birthday and I got to have scallops!

This is a pretty pricey place where you are really paying for the restaurant nameโ€ฆ I was surprised by how small the portion was for the price ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Though I kinda wish most restaurants would have โ€œnormalโ€ sized portions like this. Most places give you massive amounts. I was full after eating this.

I didnโ€™t drink any alcohol this time but I had a cappuccino with a chocolate covered strawberry. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“

We had a cheese plate too and I ate honeycomb on bread and it was one of the most delicious things I ever had!

Little Outing ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿฆ‡

Good Littlespace for me is riding my kick scooter to the local fall arts and crafts fest wearing one of the designs I did for Onesies Downunder, crazy Halloween socks, and listening to Shirley Temple songs on my phone. 

Found some dresses for $12 each at Target! They fit great and I felt very Little! Iโ€™m 119lbs currently and barely over 5โ€™ tall so if you are in that range look for XL. I still do recommend that you try it on though!

I think I may have a problem and I definitely blame my friend Snow. I caught my sock addiction from him! Socks here are from Target and Spirit Halloween.

Tree Tops Park With MoonPie ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ™

Today I went to the park with MoonPie! I have lots of photos to share.

This place is called Tree Tops Park and it was beyond wonderful! ๐ŸŒ™ ๐Ÿงธ

At the lake there were these wonderful boats with very cool shapes. You can rent a boat on weekends or holidays:

More exploring!

These are just a few of the poisonous plants in the park! We assumed everything to be poisonous and didnโ€™t touch anything (well, MoonPie touched some things but heโ€™s a bear so his fur protects him.) 

The viewing tower was incredible!

It looked like something out of a storybook.

When I say a lot of turtles I mean it! ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข

After we got home I had a spooky snack!

This was an utterly wonderful outing. I can’t believe such a treasure of a park is so close to where we live and I didn’t even know it. I’m so excited to go again!

Outing With Chips Ahoy ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒˆ

I wasn’t doing well at all mental health wise today, so I decided to try to go out for a while to the park. Just take myself in hand and at least make an effort to feel better. I started by prepping a “Little” outfit:

As some of you might notice, this is actually Chips Ahoy 2.0. During my vast purge, the original Chips Ahoy was rehomed. But I was very, very fond of the name that was originally suggested by Flen. I promised myself I would call my next panda that. Anyway here he is with my TamagotchiOn and ready for Funky Sock Friday. ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ

So I actually ended up going round this entire massive park in 100ยฐ heat with no water because the exit I was going to at the other end of the park was closed so I had to find the main entrance again. I think I came fairly close to heat stroke but hey! I made it out safely, and got some nice photos. 

I found a more secluded spot to take a couple photos of myself, but at this point I was already dying lol ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฆ

I found two playgrounds but no swings! Hmph. But I was able to get some cute pictures of Chips Ahoy. Thankfully heโ€™s very fuzzy otherwise his bum would have burned. Everything was hot enough to fry eggs! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

I found a more secluded spot to take a couple photos of myself, but at this point I was already dying lol ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฆ

I will tell you itโ€™s a lot harder to think of fun selfie captions when youโ€™re depressed. Like. Hereโ€™s my face. Iโ€™m smiling. I donโ€™t really feel like it, but there it is, because Iโ€™m not gonna take a sad emo selfie. Lol. Well, Iโ€™m not magically feeling better but at least I made an effort to go out and Iโ€™m proud of myself for that. I am also very very sweaty. Oh god. So sweaty.

And here we are! Listening to music and drawing and having a pumpkin spice Frappuccino and a feta and spinach pretzel. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฅจ

When I get tired Iโ€™ll head home and hop in the shower. Do I feel better? I don’t know. Maybe? I’m sweaty and tired, I guess that’s a distraction at least.