Monday, March 16, 2009

Magic Kingdom

There was a family that rode over on the boat with us. The Mom wrote in a sharpie marker on her sons arm: If found, please call -----------. It was really funny. He even liked his 'tattoo'. The Mom said she had lost him once.

Space Mountain. One of the kids working there asked if I was '29'...LOL I said that I had ridden Space Mountain the year it had opened. Well, that was 1974!

A topiary near Cinderella's Castle.

This is where they used to have 2000 Leagues Under the Sea, but they haven't had that attraction in a long time.

A holograph in the Haunted Mansion. Bill took this. I'm surprised it turned out in the dark! He has such great luck.

Cinderella's Castle from the boat to the Magic Kingdom.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Homosassa State Wildlife Park

More pics on the 'Nature Coast' of Florida at the Homosassa State Wildlife Park, just down the road from my Mom's house.

A male Wood Duck in his spring mating colors:

Some 'gators sunning themselves:

This is 'Lucifer'. He is the only non-native species in the park. He is 49 years old. He is the oldest hippo known in captivity.


We're back from vacation, we had a WONDERFUL time. Now I need to go catch up on my favorite blogs and get my blog list back up. I don't know how it disappeared. I'll be posting pics all week from our vacation. Today is dedicated to the Manatees.

The area where my Mom lives in winter is known as the nature coast and is well known for their Manatee population, both in the wild and in captivity (in kind of a hospital for manatees). Bill and I were going to swim with these gentle giants, but we simply ran out of time on vacation! Too much to do, so little time.

Here are some pics of manatees at the Homosassa State Wildlife Park just down the road from my Mom's. They are all females, some have young, and they all have been injured, mostly from boats. They eat romaine lettuce, lucky gals!

I would recommend Homosassa State Wildlife Park to anyone visiting Florida. It only cost Bill and I approx. $8 each to get in.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since we have posted. Sorry about that but we have been extremly busy with work. We are on the eve of our vacation to Florida. We are going down to see Denise's Mom and Grandma. We will be doing the tourist thing as well as going to the magic kingdom to the mouse. We will have a good time no matter what we do. It is going to be nice to get away from work and the winter weather.

This last weekend I went to the cabin with my good friends Tom and Jeff. The plan was to ice fish. That plan got side tracted when a pipe burst. Our bedroom got pretty wet. We got it cleaned up and the I fixed the pipe. Below is a picture of the burst pipe. You know you have good friends when they stay with you and help fix the situation instead of fishing. I felt bad and told them to go fishing, but they refused. It truely was blessing that they were there.

Once we got this plumbing problem fixed and then we fished. We didn't catch anything but we fished. The temps were single digits on Sunday with wind chill in the negative numbers.

On Denise's bird feeders were a flock of common red polls. They must be migrating back to Canada. There must have been 30 or 40 red polls on our feeders. Here are som pics of them.

Hope you enjoy the pics and we will try to blog from Florida. We wiah you all well.