No hardship going to Florida to visit Dad. This is his home. It even has a dumb waiter and an elevator.
Dad retired from TWA. While I'm there I will have to take some pictures of the "old" airline menu he has hanging in the elevator. It cracks me up every time I am there. We used to fly around first class for like a $6.00 surcharge. Whoa...those were the days!
This is the sunrise from father's bedroom window. The sunrise's are AWESOME. But, actually what I really look forward to is a "downpour" with thunder and lightning over the river. There are two rocking chairs by the picture window in my Dad's bedroom overlooking this view. We sit there together, sometimes working on a jigsaw puzzle counting, one one hundred, etc......after each bolt of lightning.
This is Scooter, the neighbor's JRT. As soon as I arrive this Wed. morning, this is where she will be....
On the upstairs porch waiting for me to let her in. And, waiting to see what I brought her!
This is her favorite thing to do....lie on her back and show her fat tummy. I have taught her to sneeze and she has never forgotten. She's a little heel biter when it comes to strangers. Pop doesn't remember her name anymore. He beams when she comes over and says, "Hey, little dog is here." :0)
This is at the end of the bulk head at Dad's. That's my brother, Jim, fishing. We both love to fish.
I have a sailfish on Pop's living room wall that I caught when I was 13 yrs. old. I came in 2nd place in the summer tournament in Florida that year. We catch a variety of fish here. The river leads out to the ocean, so the water is really what you would call "brackish" water.... a little salt water mixed in.
Sometimes I just stand and look at the reflections in the river. I guess you would say it is a form of meditation. So peaceful.
Monday, the day before I leave, Jim and I will go out on the Lady Stuart to do a bit of deepsea fishing in the ocean. I always catch the MOST fish. But, then, I slip the deck hands a $20 as soon as I get on board. haha