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Monday, December 30, 2019

Chapter 12, Page 30, Book 19

My 17 Days Of  Christmas 

Day 4 and 5 - December 30th

All my family finally made it in and we headed to the beach on Sunday. It was mid 80’s but we had a nice breeze coming of the gulf and it couldn’t have been a better day to be on the beach.  The grand babes did a good job of collecting seashells for me.  I just sat in my chair and enjoyed it all.  In lieu of a beach hat I borrowed DSIL’s ball cap to help with the sun glare while trying to watch the sunset.  It wasn’t very stylish but it did the job.  

We had lunch at a seafood restaurant near by and I have to say it was the best fish and chip dinner I’ve ever had

We stayed until the sunset below the horizon and left before it was too dark to see where we were going.  Dinner was pizza at the house and some hot dogs on the grill too.

Today, Monday we went to a place that had airboats and went through the everglades to see some alligators, which we did, but mostly I enjoyed the birds that were everywhere.  Lots of snowy egrets and blue herons.  Others too, I just don’t remember their names.  

After that we ;went to a place call the Ford Garage, for lunch.  I had a delicious patty melt.  The place is known for their burgers.  I didn’t get many pictures there, but my daughter did, so perhaps I can share her pictures later on.

This evening we are here at DS#4’s  home and everyone else is at the hotel for a pizza party  which was given as a gift to our little Cutie Patootie.  Somehow the restroom door got stuck on her at the hotel this morning and it took them over 1/2 hour to get her out so the hotel gave her a party  as an apologee for her being stuck in the restroom so long.  She was a little upset but getting a party really cheered her up .  


We didn’t go because DS#4 wanted to make sausage bread for tomorrow and his wife wanted to make homemade noodles for or dinner tomorrow night when we celebrate our Family Christmas and New Years Eve.  

What a Joy it has been too see everyone together having fun.  For the most part anyway!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've not had many chances to blog, but it is a rare quiet evening. It may be a day or two before I can share our Family Christmas picture. So I'll take the time now to wish you all a blessed and happy 2020!

Chatty Crone said...

I love all your photos there.
Be back soon.

Mevely317 said...

Gosh, what a frightening experience for your little g'daughter! The hotel staff stepping up with the pizza party was sure a nice gesture. So glad the weather cooperated to afford your family this beautiful beach experience! Remembering my own years on the Gulf Coast, my heart is full watching y'all create these memories.

Buttercup said...

What a fabulous time -- except the getting stuck in the door experience. Nice gesture by the hotel. We had cold rain today, so I totally enjoyed seeing your sunny day and smiling family. Happy and especially healthy new year!

betty said...

Great customer service at the hotel with the pizza party, but what a terrible experience for your granddaughter!! I bet she won't forget that!! You are having such a great time, Ma!! I am so happy for you all! Great pictures!!!!


jack69 said...

This is wonderful, and soooo glad the whole family made it, what a feat, and amazing. Hey YOu look cool in a ball cap! Love the family pictures and I know you are relishing that family of yours. Sherry has already been here and gave me the over view even before I read it. I always enjoy the visit with you, shucks even in Florida. Glad y'all made it down.
Sherry & jack


you all look so happy. what a wonderful holiday. You have a lovely family. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Enjoy.