A day or two after the tornado came through we were out back in our play field inspecting the damage. Cameron thought all of the cut up trees was his new personal playground.
After the fireworks it was a lovely night so we ran down to the safety harbor pier to see what we could get. We were about an hour too late to see the moon rise.
I like taking pictures, so I contacted the field and asked if I could get some pictures of the fireworks at a Saturday Game. They were more than accommodating and let me and two other friends that were also along down in a photo box right on the field. Was a fun learning experience night. Chris and Cam where in the stands watching. Cam fell asleep.
Just had to fit these pictures in here first. Here is Grandma and Grandpa with Cameron
Little Havana around Miami area.
Wynwood Wall Art.
I do not need to tell you where this is!
Visiting the Key West Air Show.
Cameron's First Coconut
Chris and Cam found a Manatee friend.
This is what Cam did during the first part of the Air show.
Checking out an Iguana making a nest.
About a week ago, I didn't know what to get my mom for her birthday. So what could top having her Grandson visit? Cam and I flew up to Ohio a day after her birthday and spent the weekend with her. Below we were in the airport and he was happy that I let him pick out a snack (unsalted cashews) and actually was having a grand time eating his snack and going chair to chair.
Thinking about running!
On our drive from Toledo to Marblehead the sun was setting. I requested that we stop to look a the sunset! Below are some of the docks at Bass Haven.
Hunting for the Kitty Cat. She is scared of all people.
Chasing geese off the lawn.
Still on Geese patrol.
The historic Marblehead LightHouse
Karen's Farm. They were all pointing at a UFO
Instead of going out to dinner, we cooked some steak and potatoes at home and then had some Birthday Cake.
Made a quick trip over to visit Andrew and his new fancy yellow ride!
Hiking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Elevation was killer for me. Florida is pretty flat.
Cameron and Grandma beach glass hunting.
More Kitty Cat!
Cameron was obsessed with the stairs.
Beautiful Green Eyes
James Park, this is where I played as a kid.
Huge sandbox right in the park. I made a bunch of castles for Cameron to Destroy!
We have a monkey. He was practicing his one arm hang.
This here is the old Kelley's island ferry dock that has not been in use for many years. The color of the water is completely strange. I've never seen it so blue and vibrant. Stunning for this area.
On April 7th a waterspout came ashore and was considered a tornado in our neighborhood. Thankfully no serious damage was done and it only seemed to tear up yards. Still added more to the chore list.
By 10:30am Chris Texted me this picture. He and the neighbors found all of our fence pieces and it snapped all back together. Same day the awesome pool fence company fixed the bars on the pool security fence too. Wonderful service.
Day by day the time goes by and we try to have as much fun as possible, but we are always running around. Husband working late often, cleaning up messes every day, dog classes, swim lessons, and then stressful work too. Sigh, where is there relief? I've taken much joy in doing some classes with my dog and it started with obedience and has landed us onto a hunting test. Obedience is lots of work, hunting at the beginning level is simple, it's all natural instinct. This past weekend we just qualified for our 4th leg giving our dog a title in Junior Hunting with the AKC. The pictures below is from the previous week, leg 3.
Most of the Hunt Test we have been attending are out in Lake Wales Florida and they are large fields that are used for training and testing dogs. The will fill the fields with quail and I was out shooting pictures when a Bald Eagle saw easy lunch written all over the field. He was up circling over the field and dove down, to which I'm sure was to pick up a quail intended for a dog. I only captured a picture of the eagle in the sky and wasn't able to see it hit the ground. Neat sight!
Here you find 3 beyond happy dogs to be out exploring.
Trees planted in rows as a restoration project. From what I've researched Triple Creek was an old cattle dairy farm and did a restoration project on parts of it.
Here I am with the Dog a few miles in. Just a beautiful park.
My friend Stacy with her two dogs who has actually gotten me out and doing this.
Another image of beautiful trees
We ran across this cool guy. I had never seen one in our area and looked it up.
The eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) is a medium-sizedspecies of lizard found along forest edges, rock piles, and rotting logs or stumps in the eastern United States. It is sometimes referred to as the prairie lizard, fence swift, gray lizard, northern fence lizard or pine lizard. It is also referred to colloquially as the horn-billed lizard.
Here we all are tired at about the 10 mile point and stopped for a break.
Dog cooling and wash station before heading to the car.
The red lines are were we actually went. The yellow lines are what is published as the trails in Triple Creek Preserve and Balm Boyette. We went just a little off course!