Hello again and welcome it is March 17, 2020 Happy St. Patrick's Day. It hard to believe we are now facing uncertainty and situations that we as a whole globally are trying to prevent and contain further spread of the virus COVID-19. This all happened extremely fast from we only have a few cases being contained to 100 deaths and many many cases here and other countries. When we first heard of the first cases in Washington state my husband and I were like "oh no we are not going to Florida." Our family vacation was already planned since last July of 2019. Our daughter Alexis had planned everything and we all as a family put our money together to get a house to rent and have a family get together vacation. With all the growing concerns we were like we just can't go. We were supposed to leave on Monday March 2 after our orders were delivered. We didn't leave until Tuesday around 3pm with a NOT SURE feeling. I was very protective of my boys by using Clorox wipes and copious amounts of hand sanitizer. We arrived in Florida late that night to our daughters house Amanda and son in law Chad and our sweet little angel granddaughter Aubrey. We were all tired and I still had this really weird feeling of "I don't think we should of left" understand I have animals and plants that I think in my head "ONLY I CAN TAKE CARE OF," which Colten can do just fine. He stayed back and took of all things just perfectly.....YEP someone else can do my job. WINK WINK. So on Wednesday morning we woke up and hung around Amandas house where they have an orange tree. We had an orange which Amanda told Bruce "NOT TO TOUCH"
Dusty and Aubrey out by the orange tree in Amanda and Chads' yard.
The orange they picked against Amanda's orders.
Bruce enjoying that YUMMY orange....it was really really sweet and tasty. Well done guys!
Ledger as Buzzlight Year
Amanda, Skylar and me
Skylar and me, Skybear went to Walt Disney World in January 2013 when she was just a month old. We used to go on a regular basis like once a year off and on since 2004.
Amanda and sweet Aubrey riding the merry go round.
The beautiful castle it really is such a wonderful and magical place and I sworny the is why we keep going back!!!
Aubrey and Amanda on Dumbo ride we all rode the Dumbo ride it is always so much fun
Amanda brought her friend Bryanna who works with Amanda we had a great time with her she is funny and we all enjoyed her company.
Bruce, me and Skylar always have great time together.
Mr. Billy, Crystal and Skylar came from Alabama and THANKFUL to Crystal for buying Bruce and my ticket to Walt Disney World.
Aubrey got her cake pop at The Chapeau on Main Street U.S.A.
Of course we went on the ride "It's a small world" which I love.
Under The Sea ride
The Enchanted Tales with Belle (note the guy on the left is Paul my daughter Alexis father in law) him and Skylar got chosen to be in the act
Here with the Enchanted Belle Skylar and Paul were both so good in the act.
The cutest, makes me smile!!! Aubrey loves chocolate covered bananas!!! Love
The picture of us all at the beginning later we saw all of Garretts family like Paul and Kelly in the park.
Skylar and Aubrey being with them most of the day, I was so very very thankful to be able to see their enjoyment and the magical experience they encountered throughout the day.
we had game night which was a whole lot of fun, we played Catch Phrase. I have to get us one of those games as we play games here and that is a good one for sure.
The next day we went to the skateboard park
We were "the skateboarders" Bruce took the pic we all had a good time.
Mr. Billy offered to cook on the grill for us, Cody went and got some chicken while we were gone to Walt Disney World and took the boys to a trampoline jumping place.
Cody, and Riggs down at the community pool. Bruce watched him play but both of us were so cold due to the wind (it was the first of March) we finally left and went back to the house we rented
We played the games at the house pool, and shuffle board
On Saturday Crystal, Mr. Billy, Colby, Tara, Ledger and Skylar went to LegoLand
Tara, Ledger, and Colby at LegoLand
They all said they had a great time and Crystal found them a good restaurant to eat at too. The Restaurant was called Fords Garage. Colby said "one of the best restaurants he had ever been to" Colby is our "Gordon Ramsey" as he says. He loves to cook and try different thing and is a GP for many of my creations.
We couldn't resist LOL we had to have that pickle. Delicious Dill!
Ledger, Skylar, and Riggs in the pool that was at the house we rented.
I have been moving some of the plants I grew from seed down to the greenhouse.
I have many many planted. Roma, Burbank, German Johnson, jalapeño, chocolate habanero, Tabasco peppers, sweet peppers, hot banana peppers, oh its endless.....but I LOVE IT!
It really helps me to keep the unknown and the fears and concerns that are in the air at the moment....as we all face this virus.
This little vacation which ran from March 4 to Sunday March 8, 2020 and things changed extremely rapidly.
Stay Safe as we all brace for this.
Sending social distancing cyber hugs,
Until Next time,