I have been able to take this trip due to Becky (my physical therapist) at AAMC. She worked me hard and encouraged me in everything I did. My new knee went from less that 30 degrees of flexion to approx 95 degrees. Thank-you, Becky. Yes, I am still doing my exercises!!!
Our first stay in Florida was in Land O' Lakes at a very nice resort we had booked on line. We were to live in a trailer home for 3 nights. As we pulled into the resort we passed a man walking in the same direction as we were driving. He was naked as a jaybird except for a white towel he was carrying over his shoulder!!!! I checked into the resort next to a lady in a black see through lace jacket and it then clicked - we had booked ourselves into a nudist colony. When we went out sight seeing the next day I saw this sign just beyond the resort entrance which would have explained everything-
The trailer we rented was quite nice with plenty of room and well equipped except for a washer and dryer which most people did not need cos they were
not wearing any clothes.
Whilst at the resort we visited a wild cat refuge (plus other animals). They take in animals that have been injured or no longer wanted. There was a beautiful white tiger and a ligon (a cross between a lion and a tiger).
This little fella is about to do the splits!! He had a very high pitched squawk when he got back onto his perch!!!
We also paid a visit to Honeymoon Island where they have a very nice nature trail. In 1.5 hours we saw bald eagles, gopher tortoise, armadillo and lots of ospreys. I also saw a raccoon which ran across the hiking trail too fast for me to take a photo.
Yesterday, we visited the Botanical Gardens at Naples. We had been there before two years ago but later in the year. The gardens were not as colorful, had the Lego ornaments like before but were still quite impressive.
The next few photos are of an orchid display at the gardens.
I was in the right place at the right time as was the snake, the poor mouse however, was in the wrong place at the wrong time and became a take away lunch.