Last weekend, we checked Maggie into the doggie motel and hubby and I headed for the Tampa area. We had a wonderful time visiting my favorite aunt and uncle and cousins who we had not seen for several years.
We arrived at my cousin Patty's house in time for the delicious lunch she had prepared.
I got to meet my youngest, and cutest, cousin, Julianne. That's her on the right with her parents Stephen and Jamie, Patty's daughter. I'll have an even younger cousin in a few weeks when her baby brother is born!
It was so good to see my Aunt Dorinda and Uncle Leslie (my Dad's brother).
Everything was so lush and green.
Patty's house is on a lake filled with fish and, yes, alligators. Their church has baptisms here and someone is always on "gator watch," whistle in hand!
At sundown, we had a big dinner around the picnic table out by the lake. They kept the fan going over the table and the air movement kept the mosquitos away.
All too soon our visit was over and we were back on the road to Juno Beach - but not before we stopped at a roadside stand and picked up some wonderful fruit and vegetables. Hubby surprised me taking my picture before I loaded him down with purchases.
We had such a good time, we'll be headed back to Tampa again soon!