Thursday, August 20, 2009

Second try for Florida post 09

OK, Blogspot still won't let me move the pictures. If I had thought of it sooner, on this post I'd have posted the later pictures first, so they would have been in order, but it doesn't much matter.

Anyway, Kim and Ron, my daughter and SIL, have a lot of animals--four dogs, two horses, a donkey, a ferret, a kitten, a red eared tortoise, and four parrots. There have been various others over the years but this was the current census. It rained in the mornings and was steaming hot in the afternoons and/or we were gone until dark most days, so I didn't get any pictures of the outside animals.

Penelope, the filly, is now just over a year old and a gorgeous horse. (see blog post from June 08 when she was born).

This is Gizmo, Kim's sugar glider. He's a tiny little marsupial who is nocturnal and leaps from curtain to top of shelf to top of someone's head, etc.

Closeup of Gizmo in his hamster wheel. They say sugar gliders "bark" but all I heard him do was make a sound when we disturbed his daytime sleep--sounded like "weh, weh, weh, weh, weh".

KIm's new kitten, a real sweet little girl, who has the dreadful name of "Fenderburg". My SIL has a warped sense of humor.

Daisy swimming! Nobody stayed in the water very long because it was full of moon jellyfish! The bald guy is Russell, Kim and Ron's friend from Georgia, who drove down for her birthday. Nice guy.

This is my SIL, Ron, "water skiing", except he's on a kite board, pulled by our pontoon boat. He's pretty good at it!

OK, there are more pictures but that's the jist of it.
Anyone else having trouble moving the pictures around or is it just me? Anyone have any suggestions? email me at

Florida Visit Aug 09

A pelican perched on a channel marker in Destin Bay.

OK, Blolgspot is giving me fits. It won't let me move the pictures into the proper order, so I'm just going to load them and post what's what under each. Maybe later it will let me move them around.....This is ridiculous and the whole post will make NO SENSE! I'm going to try to edit this one, and if I can't I'll go ahead and put it up and try a second post.

This is Daisy, Kim's Aussie Shepherd, who is a reall Mama's girl. They have four dogs but Daisy is the one who gets to go everywhere with Kim. She has her own life jacket, as you can see.

Aug 7 This is Guisippe's a lovely restaurant on the bay. We docked the boat there, and had lunch overlooking the bay. Gorgeous!

(This was suppposed to be the first picture.) My daughter, Kim, and SIL, Ron, live in Crestview, FL. Her birthday is Aug 7, so every year I drive or fly down (flew this time) to spend it with them. Kim teaches health ed and personal exercise classes at a nearby college. Ron is an electrical engineer with Boeing and works at Eglin Air Force Base. The base has boats for rent, and this is the one we rented on Kim's birthday. We spent the day tooling around Destin Bay.