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(Dedicated to Michael
I have to
start this chapter with a tribute to a wonderful person.
heading to Florida, it was to be a joyous occasion with the wedding of a lovely
young lady we first met twelve years ago.
Back then she thought we may have been axe murderers and was hesitant
when her Mum and Dad invited us to stay with them for a short period of
time. Thankfully she changed ...
Oh my - today has been so busy that I hope I don't leave anything out! First, we went to the Gulf State Park Pier, which is approximately a quarter of a mile long. Quite a hike to the end of that thing, and back. Josh made pix of Larry and me in about the same place we made pix on our honeymoon, in 1989. ('Cept that Hurricane Ivan blew the old pier away, and this is the bigger, stronger version.) We saw people with the most incredible rigs of ...
... so we came back to the condo. Larry was sitting outside on the patio, drying off in the sun, Josh outside with him, when he saw something I'd never heard of before: they saw a dragonfly snatch a butterfly in mid-air and proceed to EAT it! They called me out to see, and I did get one photo. The dragonfly was on the side of a palm tree, eating his prey. When I tried to get closer for another photo, it flew off. Larry ...
... into the hot tub. Mina will be delighted to know that he really LOVED it, and plans to go back. Mina, I told him that when you win the lottery, you're going to get us a hot tub . . . and he wants one as big as the one at the Plantation.
I'm going to close this early tonight - if we do anything else significant, which seems unlikely, I'll write about it tomorrow. Everyone have a great evening - we are.
... and very thankful for the opportunity to meet each of the new brethren I met each day. Not only did I meet new people, I also met three new divers, and heard of three more who were in attendance!
Next year we are hoping to organize a group dive. Daniel and I are part of a dive group back home, and I think it would be marvelous to maintain a Church dive group, to add a new dimension to a "judgement free" sport. God opens doors when we least expect it.