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... there were myriad beautiful and unique tropical plants from around the world (shocking, in a botanical garden!). From Miami I drove through Everglades National Park across the state and up to Tampa, which is on the opposite (Gulf) coast. I had never been to the Everglades before, so I stopped along the way to check it out. The Everglades abound with wildlife, most famously the American alligator, as well as a plethora of bird life, freshwater fish, turtles, and snakes. ...
... canaveral to board our cruise. All very organised , herded like cattle from one check point to another, (I think this is mandatory in the US as everyone needs to be guided and advised on where to go) A fairly easy check in process and we are in our state room for the next 5 days. FOOD is everywhere, and so much of it, and 24 hours a day.
Evacuation drills and getting to know your way around the ship took up out first evening. A 3 course meal ...
... of laughter, good to see her. Day five....pack up to head to Gary's Mom's house in Florida, but first a nice walk through a live oak forest dripping with Spanish moss. Eerie and beautiful. Decided we needed to call Maddie's vet. She suspects panic attacks, which can happen in older dogs. Definitely not on the itinerary. Calling in a prescription for anti-anxiety meds. I wonder who should take them, Maddie or us. Get to Mom's house, start Maddie on meds, ...
... the guy who parked right in front of us had a ham radio so we were able to hear play by play action of Nasa's count down of events. Since we had some time to spare and Rusty needed to go out for his morning walk, we strolled down the street to gawk at the gawkers. Some people come out for every launch and it was clear from the license plates that others were making the trip just to be apart of the action.
With the all clear signal and 10 minutes to go, ...
... of why this country became great. Our faith in that Super Supreme Being that made us who we are. It is my prayer that we realize where this country's power originated. Vernae, I know you are a strong believer. Please help me in praying that our land will again discover that new, fresh energy that leads to abundance once again.
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