As you can see from our attire and the blue sky, we were not in Washington. This was the first day we were back to "normal," and just in time to visit our friends, the Malones.
We shared a fun lunch at Ulele's on the waterfront and then took a boat ride on the Pirate Water Taxi which was lots of fun. Unfortunately we didn't have our camera with us, so we have no photos of the scenery on the Tampa waterfront. The next day we visited with Dee and Steve and finally got to meet the famous Giroux. However, once again we failed in the photography detail. Our brains weren't functioning yet, I guess.
On Monday we flew home on a late flight so decided to explore the trails at the hotel complex across from where we stayed. We weren't deterred by this sign, but it wasn't kidding. We saw two gators swimming, and I am sure I heard another grunting in the brush.
Despite the sign, we saw other wildlife enjoying the pond. These turtles at least were out of the water! The one in the front really seems to be enjoying the sunshine.
Dick was the first to spot this pair. He also caught their serious discussion. We saw another heron in the tree a few yards from this nest.
Lots of other birds seem to frequent these waters, and it was fun to see them.
Not a bad way to while away some time, eh? We were glad the last few days of our trip were fun and very sorry not to see my cousins. Next time, hopefully.