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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Windy Florida

Good morning,

Here we are finally at our Hampton Inn near Port Canaveral.  One of our favorite things to do when we get here is to go sit by the pool and enjoy a little of the Florida sunshine.

Today, though, it was partly cloudy and very, very windy.  If it had been just a little more windy, there would have been white caps in the pool!

Above you can see my view from my pool chair.  Nice!


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Passing Through Jacksonville, Florida

Good morning,

Welcome to Florida!
Jacksonville is the first large city we pass through in Florida on our way to Port Canaveral.
Traffic is usually fairly heavy here.    At least the construction in this area is finished!

More tomorrow....


Friday, April 29, 2016

South Carolina - Georgia Line

Good morning,

We are still moving South on our road trip from Ohio to Florida.
Here we are passing over the South Carolina - Georgia state line.
We crossed over the river from South Carolina and were suddenly in...

We'll have lunch in Georgia, then move on to Florida.

Florida, here we come!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Huuuuuge! Tires

Good morning,

As we were driving down the road we saw a usual sight of an orange container truck, but...

...as we got closer we could see the HUGE tires sticking out of the top of the truck.

We've seen these large tires before, but haven't seen the vehicle for which they were made recently.  They will be used on huge equipment on industrial sites. 

The road trip continues....


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sand Hill Cranes at the Hampton Inn

Good morning,

We are staying at the Hampton Inn near Melbourne, Florida. 

As we returned to our room after breakfast we saw this family in the parking lot.  The were walking straight toward us when we walked out of the door of the hotel. 
We set our coffee down on the sidewalk and got our out phones to start taking pictures as the Sand Hill Crane family walked up to say hello.
We stood there taking pictures as the family found breakfast. 
As I stood in one spot, the family got so close I could no longer them them all in the picture.

 Aren't those feathers beautiful!
 I've never seen a Sand Hill Crane baby this close before.
 Just precious!
 Finally, we backed away to go into the hotel and leave the family to enjoy their breakfast.

What a lovely encounter!



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Red Velvet Crepe

Good morning,

My friend, Libby, just loves Red Velvet Cake.  When I saw this Red Velvet Crepe on the menu at IHop, I had to get one (just to take the picture, of course) so that I could show it to her.

OK, I ate it, too.  Oh, my goodness, it was wonderful!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Road Trip - South Carolina

Good morning,

We are continuing our road trip.  We spent the night in Columbia, South Carolina.
Behind our Hampton Inn is a beautiful lake.
There is a nature walk around the lake and places to sit and rest.
 We bought sandwiches for dinner and enjoyed them here.
 The wild life is completely comfortable...
 ...with all the humans at the lake.

What a pretty place.