Sunday, February 6, 2011

Winding Down our Winter Stay

     Wow it's hard to believe it's been over a month since I've posted.Despite some days and evenings that were cooler than I expected it has been a very pleasant winter here.When I compare it to the temperatures in my home town we are overjoyed with our decision to come here.The t-shirt and shorts days far outnumber the days having to wear long sleeves and sweats.That being said we are less than 30 days from leaving here for Arizona for a spell on our way to Oregon for the summer.The pictures are of some of the birds that hang out by the pond by our trailer and of an Alligator that had to be relocated  a couple years ago.

Relocated Gator
Broad Wing Hawk
Ugly Turkey Vulture
    We took a very enjoyable trip to Indian Shores,Florida for a week to meet my cousin Laurel and her husband Ron and shared a condo with a beach view of the Gulf of Mexico.They are a lot of fun and we had a great time.The week went way to fast for us but not for Buddy.We had to board him as we couldn't have him with us in the condo.He has had sitters at home before but never had to stay somewhere else.Boy was he ever happy to see us when we picked him up.Of course we didn't miss him at all.Yea right,we were just as happy to see him. The pictures below are of the Condo at Indian Shores.If you ever get a chance this is a nice area to visit.

Ron and Laurel
Linda and I
View from Patio at Condo
Sunset from our Patio

   We are going to the Florida Keys Monday and will have a report and pictures from there.We are looking forward to this trip as we are told it is beautiful down there.Buddy gets to stay with us this time so he will be happy.I also have a trip to Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum and a trip to attend the Daytona 500 yet this month so will have plenty to write about and more pictures to show.Blogger changed the format on me so I hope this post isn't messed up as it takes me a while to catch up with the changes.Seems I just get one format figured out and they change it.That's hard on us old guys:).Until next time we will be Chasing A Rainbow. 


  1. Yup, sure is nicer wearing t's and shorts than gloves and flannels!

    Time does fly by on us, doesn't it?

    I have agree - turkey buzzards are some really ugly creatures.

  2. In Miami, when we were collecting information, we were asked why we wanted to drive all the way down the Keys. It was well worth it for the bridges, the views and the joy of being on the most southern beach.

    A highlight for me was watching a group of friends play beach ball as we ate our lunch at a beach cafe.

    This was our first trip outside New Zealand and it seemed that we had discovered the America we dreamed about. Of course there were many other things we did and there is much more we hope to experience one day.

    Enjoy your trip.