|Granpa Leprechaun and Ashlyn|
The girls love the one dollar bills hanging from the ceiling walls, and just everywhere inside the building. It is estimated there are over a million one dollar bills hanging in there! Quite a site.
Today we are going to celebrate Lucille and Kevin's birthdays (actually tomorrow) at Tropical Flava...our favorite local restaurant. Great Caribbean food and festive atmosphere. Lucy will be 95 tomorrow and Kevin with be 56.
I haven't even been home 24 hours yet and I am missing the Gulf and Okaloosa Island. The sound of the emerald colored crystalline waves as they beat upon the snow white quartz sand is so peaceful and relaxing. The sea has so many moods, and each one is as beautiful and fascinating as the one before. One morning it was so calm and flat and there were little sand islands all over. The children got to see rays come up and feed on the bottom of the sandy shore...it was amazing.
We all left Okaloosa with beautiful memories and we will go back again next year to celebrate. I am planning on visiting my youngest son in Ft. Lauderdale for a couple days between now and Christmas, so I will get a few more of those Florida rays before the first of the year.
For Christmas I am giving Kevin (actually for Christmas and his Birthday) a trip to Pittsburgh for New Years to visit his sisters. He is looking forward to that. I am a little nervous about having four days alone here with Lucy, but we will probably be okay. I won't get any sleep however!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with family and/or friends wherever you were. We have so much to be thankful for.
The traffic out on Interstate 75 today is extremely heavy with so many people heading home today, I pray they all arrive safely. The airports are also crammed with people going home. Be careful everyone!