My beloved nephew, Dana, seems to be following in his father's (my oldest brother) footsteps, sharing his penchant for Jimmy Buffett, grass skirts and shell bras:
He seems to be searching for his dignity.
More pics from yesterday:
Mom with her head in the clouds; she had a fall during the island excursion of the trip... not a bad one, but she's sore today.
A couple of pelicans took pity on me and stood still long enough for me to snap a picture. The bubbly area to the middle left of the photo was hiding a very shy manatee.
Another dolphin; the younger ones were quite exuberant and would approach quite closely. We also spotted one of the subjects of their study: Rocky, an adult male dolphin.
Before we left on the cruise we had a light lunch at Snook Inn, this is alligator with a spicy remoulade. We also had conch chowder, Manhattan style, with a nice hit of heat. The kidling had shrimp followed by a slice of chocolate mousse 'cake' topped with chocolate-toffee bits. It was all delicious.
Fortunately, we were on the last leg of the trip when we saw this heading toward us; we made it back to the dock and had just jumped in the car when it began pouring down. Seriously, it cracked the sky!
Tomorrow is the kidling's birthday and we are, at her request, going to Medieval Times... I spent much of the day today preparing her birthday cake: layers of chocolate cake moistened with a fresh black cherry/peach moscata sirup. It is covered with white chocolate ganache and served with the peach moscata-infused black cherries and the rest of the sirup ladled over.
Never heard of Medieval Times? (Lucky you! lol) Here's a link where you can see what you're missing---> Medieval Times We'll be eating our dinner with our bare hands . . .