Monday, April 20, 2015


                     We are over 3 months into our stay in our "Winter Home" as Kent has begun
                      to call it, and then it came time to go to our Timeshare in Treasure Island. 
                      We checked into the condo on April 4.  When we were unloading the car
                      Darren came up behind us and scared us to death.  We did not know he was
                      going to be there on Saturday, but Sheila saw an opening on an early flight,
                      so by luck he got the one seat that was available, and made it to Tampa before
                      Sheila & Ayden who had a confirmed seat.  When we got the car unloaded
                      & checked into the room, we went to Tampa and picked up Sheila & Ayden.
Didn't take long and they were in the pool

Grandpa & Ayden connected immediately

Had a fun day but now it's bath time & thanks to
aunt Shelly Ayden had the bath seat to sit in.  He
is really liking to be in the water, pool or bath, you
can tell that by the look on his face !
Oh know, something says bath time is over !
We went to supper with some of Darrens friends
who has a little girl close to Aydens age.  Ayden
you look very interested in this little cutie.
These mats are nice.  Sheila puts them down (they
 stick on)  She puts food on the mat and Ayden can
pick up the food & feed himself.   They are disposable.
You don't have to worry about a dirty table!
Grandpa put the Easter basket on his head
Ayden loves to crawl all over mommy
Darren & Grandpa blowing up Aydens pool
Ok  I'm outta here.
View from the deck
Bought a selfie stick.  We took several takes !
Put your chin down Kent.  lol
Super Day !
Yummy in the tummy !
Carrier is getting almost too little
Top of table this year, but not next year! (I hope )
Last Thursday Kent & I got together with Cheryl & Dave
and Laura.   Laura flew down for a couple days, so they
wanted to take her on an airboat ride in the Everglades.
On the way down we went to Sanibel Island to look for
shells.  There were no big shells but we found several
neat small shells. 
Needle in a haystack Laura ?
Kent,  you got your shorts wet !
Dave is using his new camera.  Get some good
shots Dave ?
After leaving Sanibel Island, we went to the Sun
Citrus juice factory.  We got some delicious fresh
juices and then we all had an ice cream cone, before
heading on down to the everglades.
After leaving the juice factory we still had a 2 hour
drive to the Everglades.   There is definitely not much
to look at on the way there.  I think I even dozed for
awhile.  Hope I didn't snore !  (no one said I did)
so I'll take that as I didn't.  lol
We stopped at this Indian Village store**
You pronounce it I can't
This was our guide   Gary
He was Awesome.  We had a 1 1/2 hour tour.
It went really fast cause it was so interesting.  We
all had headsets that we could hear him talk as he drove
and pointed out many birds, flowers and ALLIGATORS.
We could ask questions all during the tour, it was really
neat.   He is the only tour that provides working headsets,
and it makes it well worth the money.  If he saw an alligator
he would whip around the airboat and take us up to the
gator if it had not disappeared in the grass.
If you ever get to the Everglades and would like a tour,
it would be worth your time to call him. 
It is called DOWN SOUTH airboat tours.
I do not remember the names of the birds or flowers, but
here are a few pictures of our experience.
We are stopped and our hair is fixed in a windblown
position.   As they say we were all in the same boat!
except Dave who wore a hat & didn't lose it !!
At this point we have taken off our headsets.
It is really nice only having 6 people max on the tour.
 Dave & Cheryl,  Thank you for inviting us to go with
you,  we truly enjoyed it.
This is taken on the way to the airport.  It was nice
being able to have them with us for 2 weeks, as it
has been a long 4 months not being able to see him
grow.  Each week he is doing something new.  Keep
learning little man.  You're a sweetie !!
We met Lee Anne & Mark from Toronto.
They will be buying our week 15.  They
have friends and family that come down
to the Beach Club, and they decided they
wanted to be a part of that, just as we did
30 years ago.  They are excited but apprehensive
at the same time as we were also many years
ago.  I know you will enjoy your time at
Treasure Island just as we do.
Enjoy the Treasure Island sun set
Kent & Martha

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