Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Partying like your 95 (Fl Part 6)

So the longest series ever ends with this sixth post about our Florida trip ( see Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, and Post 5).  I just can't help wanting to capture all our moments and this time!
Fortunately Danielle captures amazing snap shots that I can include as well!
After our breakfast, we stopped to listen to a organist playing in the lobby with her other fan.
Of course when your with kids who don't sit still, it's an excuse to get up and dance, too!
Then it was off to a near by (huge) garden and nature area.

They had fun musical instruments to play along the way.
Tons of amazing plants to check out!

A wedding area for Lauren and the kiddos to practice on.
Then when the heat gets to you...little stumps to rest on and check out your map.
Bridges to explore (and one that was closed that caused us to have a HUGE decor)...
with a fall from the oldest kid about halfway there, I wasn't sure if we would make it.  The drama runs high with that one.  However, there was no real other somehow we convinced her and kept on moving.
Finally we made it to an old town replicate.  It was pretty amazing and there were several house that we could go into (and some with AC).  They loved singing in the old chapel.  
Having some hands-on items was an kid friendly touch.
My picture taking slowed down considerably in the heat...but thought these were fun.
Long naps afterward were well needed and deserved.
That night it was the big birthday party at Red Lobster.  We checked out the goods before we ate.
My grandfather turned 95 and had all of his kids there!
Keeping my kids contained is always a challenge....luckily we had the back of the restaurant to ourselves.
My little snuggler was a bit overwhelmed at all the new faces.
 My uncle Butch took a ton of Shiloh pics!
Another uncle captivated the kids with a silly app.
They were beyond amazed!
A yummy dinner and then presents!
A picture with the grands and great-grands that were in attendance.
The next morning we had one last breakfast before we headed out on our journey!  
I snapped a couple of pictures with my aunt with those of us that were left eating.
Hopping that it won't be another 25 years before we see each other again.
So thankful for the opportunity of this trip and being able to reconnect with my family in so many ways in such a beautiful area...until next time Florida! 

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