Last Saturday (Dec 18th) DD and I (with Molly the golden retriever) drove from Wisconsin to FL to see my parents (divorced and in two different towns 2 hours apart) for the holidays. We've been at my dad's since our arrival Sunday evening and are having a great time.
On Wedsnesday we drove down to Sanibel Island. We went to the Ding Animal Life Refuge and mostly bird watched. Afterwards we went and had a lovely Mexican lunch, then found a beach to spend the rest of the afternoon. Sanibel does have lovely beaches, but Dad and I agreed that we really prefer our normal beach on Manasota Key.
Christmas was yesterday and it was a big success. DD was totally blown away with her presents (a cell phone and a DSi were the big hitters). I got a new camera (yes, I picked it out, but didn't have to pay for it, nor even wrap it!). The pictures above from Sanibel were taken by my old Olympus point and shoot. Its been a great camera for me for the past 4 years -- easy to stick in my pocket or purse. But I'd been thinking about getting a new "big" camera for a couple of years. I ended up picking a Canon Powershot SX 30i. Here's some pictures I took yesterday walking around my dad's place.
|Taken from the street, about 40 feet away|
|Taken from the street, about 50 feet away|
Hope you got everything you desired for Christmas, whether it was gift wrapped or the love and warmth of family and friends.