Friday, July 9, 2010

RINSE & REPEAT

I am heading back to the pool today. It was hotter then heck yesterday but I actually sat in the shade and listened to music : ) Here are a few pictures I was able to put together. Still working on getting over to visit with each of you so expect to see me soon.

The small lake is near the pool which I enjoyed looking at. The ducks keep swimming by, there was a turtle poking his head out of the water and he was a big one! Took a picture of my Dad, see how great he looks. I even let him drive the car back to his place to get some practice. He can drive in about two weeks. The drive was only about 7 houses over but I thought it would be a good way to get him back behind the wheel. Oh, those were the only clouds in the sky!

We sat out to the side of my dad's place one night. He was telling me how they use to see deer back behind his place by the small creek that runs through to the lake. I heard some ducks making some noise, went to look and there were six deer!! Boy was my dad surprised. It was late in the day and the pictures are not great but you can see them. I love the moss that hangs in the trees. That's my dads place and his view of the lake.


These are my great-nieces and great-nephew + one. First you see Amanda who is now a freshman. Then Amanda with a visiting friend from Georgia. Below them is Garrett who will be going to Kindergarten. Below is Amber, also a freshman, and next to her is Ashlynn who is going into 4th grade. Amanda, Ashlynn & Garrett belong to my niece Michele. Amber belongs to my niece Melissa. These are my sisters grandchildren. (this was on Sunday)



We were able to go over to the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs, FL. I have been there many, many times to go and eat Gyros. We walked around a little in the gift shops, bought some fudge and then went to have our dinner. It was fun! These were with my cell phone and the restaurant is a picture from a postcard! (this was yesterday)

Remember to click on these mosaics to see them better!



Now this sign, which I thought my friend Kristin from The Goat might enjoy, is a place with memories for me. My grandparents, my mothers parents, moved to Florida from Illinois when I was a very young girl. They bought a mobile home at this mobile park. I can remember being there when I was maybe 10, that was when my grandmother gave my sister and I short permed poodle haircuts! I actually visited this park many times over the years. It's still here and maybe a mile from my dads place. I just had to take a picture.


36 comments:

Mara said...

Your dad looks great. And it looks like you're enjoying yourself as well.

As regards to the background of your blog: you know we love you for the inside and not the outside! (Having said that, the current background is very pretty)

cfoxes33 said...

What great pictures.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So much fun! Great pictures!

Nichol said...

Great photos, your dad looks great. Looking at your photos makes me miss Florida so much:( Was there from 1998-2004. Loved all the photos.

everythingisjustwonderful said...

It looks like you & your family are having so much fun! And I LOVE gyros!!

Lori R. said...

I have been gone way too long. I take it you are in FLA, a long ways from home. Hope all is well with your dad and that you get home safe when you return to your own little corner of the world.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Great that your dad is doing so well, Deb; and that you are getting to see all your family.

Sheri said...

I love your mosaics! You make me want to got all those places. The one with the kids is awesome!!!

Andrea said...

Enjoy the pool and try to stay cool and hydrated.
Blessings,
andrea

Deborah Ann said...

What fun to see the collage of pictures! That weeping willow tree is simply amazing...

kyooty said...

TOES!!! I see your? toes!!! :) the Deer are pretty big down in those parts.

Garden of Egan said...

Darling pictures! Very cute kids by the way.
Your pix make me want to move there!

gigi said...

I Love all your pictures!!! Well who couldn't love the view from Florida?? Hope things are going well for your dad and you. Happy weekend!

Karen Mortensen said...

What wonderful pictures and memories you have. Darling nieces and nephews.

Jessica-Lauren said...

Beautiful pictures! especially of all the wonderful children
xx, Jessica-Lauren

Randi Troxell said...

lady i think you've been busy!!!
your dad does look awesome...
great pics and have a lovely wkend!!

Heart2Heart said...

Debby,

What a wonderful surprise to catch not only one deer but six. I can only imagine how peaceful it was to see them.

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That corgi :) said...

loved all the pictures! your nieces/nephews are so beautiful/handsome! bet it is nice to have the time to re-connect with them and get to know them a bit before you come back to California. Your dad looks great! I thought it was neat how he was talking about the memory of seeing deer and then the deer graced his backyard (I think a God thing indeed)

stay cool!! glad you are taking another day by the pool today

betty

Cherie said...

It looks so wonderfully tropic!
I was really surprised that their were deer - not something I expect to see with palm trees - ha ha.
Great pictures!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh awesome, you're in my neck of the woods a little. Or not too far! Yes, it's hot as heck here in FL. Brutal. But great pics. Your Dad's a cutie.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great pictures! I love summer and beaches for sure. So nice to have children visit! I can't wait to have grandchildren, or friends grandchildren visit in the summers!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Coreen

Kirby3131 said...

Cool - 6 deer!
and I have to say - I did a little gasp when I saw the photo of Lakeview! Then I read the paragraph above it :) You are indeed correct, it's an awesome sign. I'm so happy you took the photo!

Amy said...

Love the look of your blog..

Wow I really was happy to see your Dad. That turtle was too funny... Glad you are enjoying yourself. I loved seeing all of your family members..

Have a great weekend.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Just look at all of the adventures you've had! The kids are all adorable!

I'm sure it was nice being able to spend time with your dad.

Cathy said...

Your pictures are simply wonderful! Love the picture of your feet by the pool - that's my favorite place to be! Thanks for visiting!

Kat said...

Great photos! I love enjoying a trip through someone else's eyes :)

xinex said...

Great pictures, Debby, so serene. Wonderful family pics too. I ahve been to the sponge docks many, many times. We buy fish there also. We used to eat a lot at Pappas but I don't think it is there anymore....Christine

Laura said...

Looks like you're having a great time! I love the pictures and that you dad was able to get behind the wheel (even if just for a little bit!)
Hugs-
L

Sweet Tea said...

So glad you're having a wonderful vacation. Great photos with "Fun" all through them. You are blessed to have wonderful family to connect with. There's just something about these Summer days that seem to sustain & prepare us for the rest of the year!

Technodoll said...

Oh my gosh those are some talented, awesome pics Debby - it's like being there, minus the sweat rolling down my back (I have enough of that here, ha ha!).

You have such a lovely family!!

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Mary said...

Great pictures! Looks like your dad is doing well!

Holly said...

Looks beautiful there!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh I agree your dad is looking GREAT! The view is just beautiful and I agree the moss is so pretty!

It's so nice to see the kids :). And a great memory is the best!

jayayceeblog said...

Those are wonderful pictures. So glad this has turned into a family reunion for you and that you're having a good time. And especially that you're spending quality time with your Dad. Looks like so much fun!

Trisha Larson said...

I think that it's really great that you are getting this special time with your Florida family.

God does work in mysterious ways.

Thanks for sharing the great pics.

Hugs,
Trisha

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