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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another Dolphin!

We went to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge today to do a little hiking and see the manatees. This was the first time we had set out to do any trail hikes walks since at least two surgeries ago. We stuck to a couple of easy trails and I did quite well. Next time we'll try something a little longer.

After our walks we went to the bridge over the Haulover Canal to see the manatees. We knew from our trips to Blue Springs that we'd be better off going on a cool day. WRONG! The water in the canal was too cool for them today. I'm not sure how well you'd be able to see them anyway, the water wasn't very clear. No matter, it was a beautiful day and we had brought along a picnic lunch. While we were sitting there eating, John asked if I could see the dolphin? Dolphin! Here?
Look, I got a picture and you can kind-of, sort-of tell what it is!

Here are a few other pics from our day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I decided to push myself a bit on my my daily walk. I chose a route where I knew I have a place to sit if I needed to.

I passed on the opportunity to sit. As uninviting as this gazebo is I doubt anyone makes much use of it.

I've been through most of the development either in the car or the golf cart but today I walked a couple of blocks I'd never been down before. There was another opportunity to sit a spell I didn't know about.
I guess if you like to watch the golfers this would be an ok spot but some plants would go a long way towards making it more inviting. As I was passing the water hazard I watched a guy tee off but was still surprised at the sound of the splash next to me!

This view of the main club house was a bit more interesting.

I walked almost two miles at a fast pace, for me anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain that distance and gradually push a little further.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dolphin Encounter

We went back to Kennedy Space Center today. On the drive over the draw bridge was up.

Of course I wanted to see what type of boat was going through and holding us up.

But wait! Did I just see a dolphin swimming by the boat? Yes, yes it was a dolphin!

I hope you didn't strain your eyes too much looking for it. I had to blow the photo up lots of times to be able to see the fin and I knew where to look. Ah, well. I have the memory.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Pitter Patter of Little Feet

Another beautiful day! After dinner everyone headed off to do their own thing. I was sitting outside when I could hear him coming across the roof. You'd think he'd be used to me by now but as he made his way down the shrubs he caught sight of me and started making quite a racket. By the time I grabbed the camera he had retreated to the safety of the palm tree.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Happy Birthday!

So how did he spend his day? Lunch at Smokey Bones followed by grocery shopping. Then he spent the afternoon swearing at the golf cart. Afraid I wasn't much help but the new cowl looks good. Maybe he'll get that last screw in tomorrow .

Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Books

We went out to buy carpet and came home with books too!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Today was the last day of Ancestry's sale so I ponied up and spent the whole day downloading Canadian records.