This week I had a lot to smile about. My friend who I have been staying with retired from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I was able to attend her retirement party with her husband at the park. I can already see the difference in her since she no longer has to work. She is so relaxed now. We’ve been friends for almost 50 years so I feel so blessed to have been able to share in this celebration with her. Her granddaughter Alyssa started at Animal Kingdom in the college program. This is Dottie passing the Disney torch to her. 🙂
Then the next day we drove over to Vero Beach to visit with Dottie’s niece who vacations there with her family every year. I hadn’t seen her niece since she was a kid. Now she has adult children! Her mother was there and it had been years since I had seen her too. They had a feast, a smorgasbord of wonderful dishes for supper and it was just delicious, something they do with friends on the last night of their stay. It was a wonderful day for the beach and even the sharks thought so. There were a few swimming right along the beach. Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready with my camera. But it was cool to see them in the wild. 🙂 Then the activities director had set up a bubble stand. I hadn’t blown bubbles for I don’t know how long. Maybe when my oldest grandchild was little. Anyway, I jumped in and had a good time.
I spent the weekend with my son and his family. We took Isabella to the Children’s Museum of Miami and had a great time with her. Then Isabella and I walked some miles through her building. She lives in an 11-floor condo building and just loves to walk the halls. She’s 18 months old and walking has given her new freedom. It was just the thing to chase away her shyness with me. 🙂
Then Dottie and I went to Magic Kingdom at Disney for the day. We did some shopping and I got a few photos. 🙂
I had a wonderful week. I will be driving back to NC on the weekend. Frank no longer needs a nurse and Dottie is blissfully happy in her retirement.
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Sounds like a great week. The photo of Dottie passing the torch is great – cool that her granddaughter is following in her footsteps at Animal Kingdom.
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Yes it is really cool. She’ll return to college in January and maybe she’ll be back after her degree.
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