It's been a whirlwind of friends, family and days filled with appointments and many trips along the highways of Florida. It was a great week but wish I could have spaced the highlights out just a bit to savor more slowly.
There are several restaurants in the atrium, this one of a fishing camp in the Everglades, complete with live alligators and a Steak house.
And now , we look forward to Jeff and Jennifer returning for some sunny golf and to escape their rainy weather in Washington. Isn't this a lovely pic of Jen. She is wearing the mink belonging to Aunt Romayne. I did not know what to do with this beautiful coat and even though it fit me just fine, I didn't see any time when it would be appropriate for me to wear.......altho it would be very warm sitting around our campfire on a chilly eve somewhere. !! Anyway, Jennifer took it home with her in Dec and found a recent occasion to wear it......isn't this just perfect? Romayne would be pleased.
On another note, and a final one as this is getting much too long........... we are gearing up for our summer travels. We are heading back to our favorite stomping grounds in Colorado and the western states. Many years ago, when we lived in Golden, we explored the mountain 4X4 trails. It is exhilarating and occasionally terrifying but oh so beautiful. To go off above tree line and view the world in all it's glory is truly a privilege. As we plan our travels, we felt that we really wanted to return to those places we remember and the only way to do that is in a proper mode ..... not wanting to hike it or ride a donkey, we went shopping and came home yesterday with a Jeep . !! They have made them much more passenger friendly but still a challenge to just get into without a ladder.