After a butt-numbing 17 1/2 hour drive, I pulled into my driveway shortly after midnight Saturday night. I wasn't planning to drive straight through, but driving on Sunday was going to include driving through a snowstorm, and I don't particularly like driving through snowstorms.
I had the most wonderful vacation, visiting two friends in Florida - one on an island in extreme Northeast Florida, and one on an island in Southwest Florida. I walked on Atlantic beaches:
and watched the sun set over the Gulf:
I collected shells on the beach, and toured the Kingsley Plantation which was very informative and interesting.
Everglades Wonder Park was filled with alligators, crocodiles, snakes and birds:
And the Edison and Ford Winter Estate was very informative and located in a beautiful setting.
I saw my first White Pelicans at Ding Darling NWR:
and this lazy guy:
We also had the opportunity to see several Manatees, but they were just below the surface of the water, so we couldn't really get any pictures. We went to one of many Florida Flea Markets, ate tons of seafood, drank some wine and a few Margaritas. It was a wonderful 10 days. The best part was spending the time with two friends, one of whom I've known for many years, and one a new friend I met in blog land. Thank you Carol and Marianne for your friendship and for your wonderful hospitality!
Contentment is NOT doing two weeks worth of laundry.....Sunny