Thursday, April 1, 2010
Got over to Lakeland to see Sal's Aunt Marge - nice day with her. She directed us to a great fruit stand in Plant City where strawberries are grown and I appointed myself Strawberry Queen.
Got out to the beach by Clearwater - beautiful weather here but not warm enough to get in the water yet.
Have time on my hands here so I used my friend Marjorie's suggestion to improve my picture of Gregg with the alligator sign...
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Apalachicola Bay is the source of 90% of Florida's oysters - fresh, fresh, fresh here!
Uh...oh --- jellyfish. But gorgeous beach. This is Mexico Beach - nicely un-crowded.
Met this really cool old guy in a restaurant when I noticed his cap and thanked him for serving in WWII. He was in a battle in Belgium at the Battle of the Bulge where only 18 of his company survived. His cap has the 82nd Airborne AA on it so I asked him about that. He joined the Army in 1941 before there even was an 82nd Airborne and was there when it was formed. Very proud vet.
Alabama - we stayed 3 nights at this nice state park on the bay at Gulf Shores. One of the campground rules: Do not molest the alligators! But we didn't see any - still too cool and not sunny enough for them yet. Good little relaxing break.