Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Gorgeous Day in Florida!

When we woke at 7:30 (new time) and Ken started searching the internet to find a contemporary, casual church in our area.  We quickly got ready and headed to Church of the Cross in Bradenton.  They had great music and a good message concerning our emotions and how to control them.  Sometimes it can be easy to skip Church when traveling, but we were glad we made the effort to go.  

After church we headed to the Red Barn to get fruit and produce.  It is a huge outdoor and indoor market with plenty of good looking produce to choose from.  Then to Wal-Mart for some additional groceries, arriving back at the CG around 12:45.  We had a light lunch and I decided to go to the CG pool.  It was such a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70''s.  It would have been a good beach day, but both of us decided we needed to have a slow down day.  Ken stayed back to read and take a nap. At 4:45 he met me at the shuffleboard courts and we played 2 games - we each won one!  The courts are on the CG lake, and while we were there Ken got so excited.  A roseate spoonbill landed on the water right where we were playing. The photographer swung into motion.  Certainly made Ken's day - he considered it a special gift!

Lots of produce and flowers to choose from at the Red Barn!

Reading while waiting for Ken to arrive at the shuffleboard courts!

Quite a nice setting for playing shuffleboard!

Ken was in all his glory when the roseate spoonbill arrived!
They really are such beautiful and unusual birds!

Back to Waldo by 5:30 to do some blogging and get dinner started.  Ken grilled while I made salads.  Then he rode bike to the pool area to get some pictures of the sunset.  He always get such great sunset photos there every year.  Then a bonus - 2 roseate spoonbills!  Talk about a lucky day!

Beautiful sunset photos taken in the CG

And of course, the famous roseate spoonbills!

They are so colorful and their beaks so unique!


  1. Great pictures.Looks like you found the right area of the country to winter.
    We have our rv back and will head west on Tuesday, we hope.

    1. We have loved Florida. All the best in your journey.

  2. We have loved Florida. All the best as you continue your journey.