Swimming at the nearby pool - four times, in fact! These two are fish! They have no fear of the water.
Weather was gorgeous - in the 60s at night; in the low to mid 80s during the day.
Having Bapa's "floaties"- ice cream with orange soda, or root beer - more than once!
Bedtime reading under one of Nana's older quilts, this purple and gold one from our University of Northern Iowa Panther days.
Lots of Hogan petting.
Homosassa Springs State Park to see the US's oldest living hippopotamus who's 56...
... and three 40 year-old female manatees who were injured in boat accidents, and are protected in the park.
After three days of Tay and Aesa only, we picked up mom - our daughter, Jill.
... and promptly set off for a day at The Fun Spot in Kissimmee.
Four hours of fun there!
I went on the Rockstar roller coaster twice. That was plenty, but Jill went on it six times! Those boys loved it!
Tay turned seven in September, and Aesa turns six in November, so we had a belated and early celebration.
We golf-carted - the most fun activity in itself! - including the always-popular Sumter Landing, to check out the Florida softshell turtles, and look for an alligator. No gator spotted that day.
Someone was feeling a little grumpy, from all the go-go-going and no nap.
I learned about geocaching, and drove the golf cart to several locations to help search for them. Four were found! Two were not.
While the family was visiting, this fabric arrived... an exciting addition to my stash that came to me via RedThreadStudioOnline directly from the October 29-31 quilt market in Houston.
The deadline for entering QuiltCon East (2017) is coming up on November 30. I'm focusing on two finishes, hoping that by entering several quilts I'll increase my chances of getting one quilt in this highly competitive juried show. I need to get busy! Linda