Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Every bit as memorable as the fun you have .......... the food you eat!  Truly one of life's great pleasures.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Good Bye Keys

Alas, all good things must come to an end..............................back to reality today.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paella Evening in Miami (Hit little grey square to see picture)

Last evening we trekked up to Miami to spend the evening at Monika's lovely home.  Our friend Patty, whom also lives in Coral Gables, spent the afternoon making a seafood and a chiorzo/chicken paella in
honor of our visit.  There were twelve guests with wonderful names like Enrique, Luciano, Tia, Rio, Augusto,
Jorge, Bea (pronounced Baya) and from many varied places.  The conversation was lively and varied and interesting and ,I (the only stranger there) , felt the warmth of good food, beautiful surroundings and great
people a fitting almost end to my stay in Florida.  Can't wait til next year!

Friday, March 25, 2011


While in Key Largo on vacation I've managed to continue my morning walk each day.  This morning I walked at Pennekamp State Park while my friend Lonell did her volunteer work.  I must stay I appreciated each and every step that wasn't ice covered as it would have been back home.  As they say down here..........Life is Good!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Gumbo Limbo

This morning we took a Florida forest walk looking for the seedlings of the satin plant.  We just went for the walk in the wood but saw very different vegetation than what we see back in Michigan.  This is the gumbo limbo tree (tourist tree because it peels like the tourist to Florida do). It had a live snail attached to the bark.
Pretty interesting looking tree actually. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Super Moon

It's been an experience seeing the once every 20 years "super moon" while here in Key Largo.  These photos certainly don't do it justice but then my camera is just a little Sony Cyper shot.  In person it is really awesome.  Of course ,the water might make it even better :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lights of Miami

What a great night to arrive in Florida.  Clear all the way from Grand Rapids, we enjoyed seeing the lights of all the major cities we flew over getting here.  Doesn't happen often that you can track your progress so well.
The Captain pointed out all the major cities as we flew and even as we left Grand Rapids we could pick out our condo complex between Silver and Bostwick Lakes as we departed.  Amazing!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Breakfast w/the birds

This tree full of berries was a big attraction this morning. There must have been 30 birds on it feasting.
Made is sound like spring! :)
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Foggy twilight

Always interesting to see a day end here on the "course". Sometimes green and lush
and orange. Sometimes white and bright. Sometimes like tonite just foggy and ethereal.
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Friday, March 4, 2011

D's Happy Day

Lindsay and Dave had a book made for Dylan that includes him along with the Seasame Street characters pictures and all.  Dylan loves it!  This video is the end of Mark reading it to him this week while we were
visiting.  We always try to video things to bring back and enjoy when we can't be with him.  This one will
be viewed more than once.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bird's Eyeview

There is something very cool about taking a small plane across a few states on a relatively clear day (which I had both ways).
You don't get up as high and can see forever all the way along, kinda like a bird :D
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