Many months ago I received a message from Doris saying they would be in town blah blah and would I like to meet up. Umm, YES. I paid no mind to the dates as they were months and months away but as time does, it charged forward and here we are.
Cousin Annie/Andie is also here and many moons ago she followed the blog and the 4 D's recognised her from mine so it a fabulous time of old friends getting reacquainted.
After somewhat of a hiccupy start we all met at the house and the fabulous fun began. I was torn as to what to do, the zoo because our zoo is fab-u-lous or an airboat ride in the everglades. After a tip from a friend letting me know that it can take up to two hours to get in to the zoo on weekends ( that's bullshit and needs to be fixed) I chose the Glades.
But before we did that we needed sustenance and since it was the start of Chinese New Year we headed for Chinese food. Coincidentally we saw one of my clients there who happens to be Chinese and she handed out Hong Bao (red envelopes filled with money) to all the kids which added a very fun twist. Doris and Dans kids are the bomb diggety. Really.
|the joy of all being together is expressed rather well in this shot|
|D and Rosie|
|So much cutest in this dude|
|Cousin Annie and Lily. I'm so happy to see these two having so much fun together|
|ready to roll on the airboat.|
|It was loud but Doris was not bothered and videoed all lot of our ride|
|A little windswept|
|birds, gators strange plant life that can kill in seconds...who knows what grabbed Dan's attention|
|the water is always so clear|
|our very outspoken boat captain|
|possibly swearing an oath to his own stupidity ha ha|
|Ive just noticed the glove....odd|
|cute little dude|
FYI, little girl has the best voice.
|I was shocked|
|she said it was heavy.|
|The everglades are so peaceful but this boats are so very noisy you HAVE to wear ear protection.|
The strange part of the day, but not so much, was Doris knowing Andie, She has read this blog for years and Andie has been front and centre, no more so than when she travelled to China with us, that Doris knew her.