Monday, December 16, 2013
Chankanaab National Park. The ride over was maybe ten to fifteen minutes or so, and it was a pleasant drive. We were one of the first people to arrive at Chankanaab so we felt like we had the place to ourselves.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
We headed down to Miami the night before and had family time. We exchanged Christmas gifts, played games and then we spent the night at Amibr's gorgeous new apartment. Here is a shot of Daniel and my mom chatting. I wish I had thought to take more pictures that night, and of the apartment but I didn't think of until bedtime.
Monday, November 18, 2013
He seems to have a natural touch with the horses, so I love it when he comes with me and visits them. It was great to see the horses too. I am so used to being here, when I can't be here I miss the horses something awful. I like to think that maybe they miss me a bit too.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The guys made a wonderful meal and we enjoyed chatting and watching the game. Then we watched my Aunt Shirley open her gifts.
It was a great day!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
The funniest part was Ava's reaction. We pulled in the slides and then she and I had to go back inside while Nathan ran out for something. She went inside and went to get up on the couch and body slammed into it instead. Here was her reaction after she finally found her way up:
Saturday, September 28, 2013
I didn't really know much about the horses beyond that though. I bought a Groupon to take a tour at a Gypsy Vanner horse farm when we first came to The Villages. We kept saying we were going to go and ended up doing other things instead. So we didn't actually end up doing the tour until the day before we headed out. It was well worth making sure we did do it while up this way!
We learned so many interesting things about the people who owned this beautiful horse farm, and the story on how the Gypsy Vanner horse made its way to our country. You can read about it at their website here: Gypsy Gold. If you get a chance to go and visit, we highly recommend it.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Silver Springs. This is one place we planned to visit since we arrived in this area. We were going to buy a season pass, along with Rich and Donna, and at the last minute Donna saw something on their website. They were in the process of changing ownership, and along with that they were reducing their attractions down to their glass boat rides. So we decided not to buy the season pass and just to make a trip here sometime. We were going to visit yesterday and went to Ocala NF instead. We did make it today, which was the final day at the park before it did change hands.