Tuesday November 28- Another pretty day, so no movie. We decided to drive thru The Safari next door. We have done this before, but who could not get excited about a drive thru a safari? I got my camera ready and my phone to capture so shots. We really like this place. It's small enough to make it personal. It is not overly crowded so you don't feel as it you must rush. They have 2 lanes to drive on and places to pull over and watch. They give you a C.D. that talks about each area and what animals you will see.
The park is 245 acres, home to over 800 animals from all over the world. These animals are all roaming free,except the lions. They do roam across the roadways frequently so know that the animals have the right of way. As you can tell by the pictures, that is true. Jeff had an ostrich that really seemed to like him. It's also awesome getting such a close view of these critters. It takes about an hour and a half to drive through it. Then you park and do the walk through exhibits. We saw spider monkeys, even a brand new one that was just born in October. There are monkeys. flamingos, birds and giraffes. You can feed the giraffes for a small fee.
We finished out the night by going out for supper at Outback Steak House. It was good.
Wednesday November 29- Today it actually looks like it could rain. I decided to go to town by myself. I need to go to Walmart. Jeff likes to skip that task. I found it and I spotted some other places across the street from there I had to stop at. I had a list of things to get and I think I got them all plus some. I found a Petsmart, Hobby Lobby and Big Lots. I got home just in time to get my stuff unloaded and me loaded back into the truck to go to the movie. We have been planning on going to the show for a while. The weather man kept saying rain but the sun had other ideas. I guess if you keep predicting rain, eventually you get it right. Well Jeff found this theater online. We headed that way. The place looked a little sketchy but we went in. It was a good deal because tickets were only $5.00. We saw the movie Wonder, we both liked it. Our popcorn was good too. There weren't many people in the theater either.
Thursday November 30- Well we inherited some free tickets to the safari next door. We only had a couple days to use them before they expired. So we went again. The couple told us we have to feed the Lori birds. So we wanted to make sure that happened. It was another beautiful day to do it.
Again lots of pictures to share. It was just as wonderful this time. When we walked in to feed the birds they surprised me. One flew and landed on my head , my arm and I didn't even have any food yet. They know what's coming for sure. We loved the birds. So happy for those given tickets. We would have never experienced those birds. We went home, walked the dogs and just enjoyed the day. We had plans to meet Kip and Amanda for supper tonight. We met them last year while volunteering at J.D. We were on our way over when I received a text saying that the place they had chosen was a no go. So we met them at another place, it wasn't opened yet. So we picked Duffy's together and headed to it. We are in downtown West Palm and it is super busy. Come to find out they are having a tree lighting or something. Well our food was good. The company was what we came for and it was great. Then I had to get dessert, which was marvelous.
When we went to get out of there the traffic was crazy. There were cars everywhere going no where. It took us a bit to get out of the mess and on the way back. We had a great time catching up with friends.
Friday December 1- A new month and the last one of the year. We didn't have any big plans today. Jeff got me an instant pot for Christmas so since it came early we thought we might as well give it a try. We had some stew meat and added potatoes and carrots. It was really good. It was so quick too.
Saturday December 2- Today Jeff washed the truck and I cleaned out the inside. Boy did it need that. When we travel it's hard to wash it because a lot of places don't allow it. This place does and so we took advantage of that. Ruby likes to be where we are so when we are outside, she likes to be in her playpen. After all that hard work I went to relax in the pool.
Sunday December 3- Today we decided to make the trip over to Generation Church. We go to the first service which is at 8:30. The drive over wasn't bad. It took about 45 minutes. As we walked up it was wonderful to be welcomed back.
It was wonderful to be back. The worship...great....the message...great...the people.....great. So glad we made the trip. After the service we went for breakfast at one of Jeff's favorite places...First Watch. He had a omelet, I had a cinnamon roll pecan waffle. Mine was extremely yummy. Jeff will tell you his was as well.
After breakfast we went to Trader Joe's to get some groceries. Had quite a list and managed to find everything I needed. A really good day.
Monday December 4- Happy Birthday to our daughter in law....Katie. Then I received a text from Justin saying that he and Molly are at the hospital. So today we anxiously waited for some baby news. I took the truck and went to town to get some pictures developed and my prescription filled. While out I figured I might as well do some shopping. I went the other direction on highway 7. I found TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning. They were worth looking at. I found Miss Ruby a Christmas shirt. She looks extremely cute.
All day we were on cloud 9, getting new pictures of our princess. Seth and Katie went to meet her and sent pictures. Here are a few pictures of my favorite birthday gift.
On the way home from the movie we stopped at the store, Jeff got me an ice cream cake. We got home and made a very yummy supper, followed by the cake...today was wonderful.
Wednesday December 6- The kids and baby were suppose to be going home today. Justin called to say the baby is breathing fast so they want to check on it. Well you know how that can go. They ended up keeping them over night. So we are worried for the kids and baby. Jeff purchased me a ticket to fly back next Wednesday. Seth also called today to tell us Ashton's games this weekend are going to be live streamed. We will be able to watch him play. We were talking back and forth all day trying to figure out what was going on. It was a long day. Justin said she did really good while they did the sonogram.
Thursday December 7- It is a scorcher. Walked Ruby early. Jeff worked on waxing the rig.We spent the day waiting to here from the hospital. Tried not to bother them to much because I knew they had enough on there minds. Late in the afternoon Justin texted saying they are going home. Oh boy what a relief. They couldn't get out of there fast enough. All is right with the world.
Friday December 8- Today a day of relaxing. Miss Maddyn had a good first night at home. It is so humid and hot here. Me, I'm going to the pool. It was more crowded today than I have ever seen. I think the snowbirds are showing up. Took the dogs to the dog park this morning, boy if that isn't something to see. No pics because they are so fast the pictures are a blur. We wore them out that's for sure.