A few weeks ago, we celebrated a milestone birthday for our friend (and park manager!), Lesa. She turns 50 in May and since most of us will not be here then, decided to celebrate her birthday the 50th day of the year (Feb 19th)! We wanted it to be a surprise and we told her that it was a belated Valentine’s Day celebration. She was so into making all sorts of things “Valentine-y” like cheesecake stuffed strawberries and a huge red velvet cake. She is also very scared of clowns so of course we had to play on that!
We enjoyed a wonderful prime rib dinner with so many delicious sides. We had beverages galore including some homemade “hooch” in two flavors…..root beer and peppermint. We danced and laughed and danced and laughed some more. Lesa was thrown in the pool - fully clothed - before the night was over. It was a great, great night.
|Lesa and Joey|
|Food, food, and more food|
|Judy, Stick, and Lavyrle|
|Dot, Tina, Charlie and Dave|
|Maggie chillin' and Gin strummin'|
We are getting good use of our boat now. We’ve taken it out several times in the past several weeks. It’s always a fun time and very relaxing.
|One of my favorite houses on the Rainbow River. And, we saw river otters on the bank!|
|Friends on the river|
|And, even more friends!|
|Yes, this is very relaxing!|
|White pelicans soaring|
|White pelicans congregating on an island|
|Birds, birds and more birds|
One thing that I really like about going out in the Gulf off the coast of Cedar Key is that there are so many islands to explore. Some are part of the Wildlife Refuge and don’t allow admittance past the beach; while you can explore others. Some are large, others are small. All (that we have been to) are nice.
|Our view from our little island|
This past weekend, I went to the Trenton Quilt Festival with some friends. There were hundreds of quilts around the town.
|I love how it looks like this is waving in the wind|
|Made from polyester leisure suits from the 70's!|
|Quilts were everywhere!|
|Mary Emily, Bunny and Marcia admiring a quilt|
|Love this one!|
Seeing all of them sure did give me some ideas for a winter project next year.
Life is good!