Florida Style Five For Friday!

Hello from the Sunshine State!  I've enjoyed spending time in and around the Delray Beach area!  Now presenting:

Introducing My Aunt!

The real reason I'm here on vacation is to visit my aunt ~ my mother's sister:

I haven't seen my aunt for ages because she has Alzheimers and can no longer travel.  She is in a facility right here in Delray, and I've been visiting quite often.  She loves to jabber non-stop, and I try to pick up on one word so I can continue the "conversation."

My family and I used to come to this area during February vacation to visit my father-in-law and my aunt and uncle.  My aunt and I had a tradition of going to the Ross in Boynton Beach for a shopping spree.  I bought this hat there, and my aunt LOVES the hat!

It's such a gift and honor for me that I am having this opportunity to visit with her!

The Everglades

This is my third time visiting the Everglades, and I LOVE the whole experience:  the air boat ride, the scenery, the animals and birds:

The alligators in the alligator show include "nuisance" alligators who go into residential areas and need to be removed.  These people do not kill the alligators which is what other alligator control people do ~ these alligators get to participate in these shows.  According to the person, an alligator's brain is the size of a walnut, and "that's being generous."  In addition, the alligators eat chicken once a week.

I'm hoping to write a whole blog post about the Everglades because I'm so fascinated about this area.

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

This was the number one activity to do in Delray Beach, and we had never heard of this place which is a nature preserve.  The main attraction are the wood storks ~ threatened birds that make quite a bit of noise.  They have even managed to drive out most of the herons:

If you're ever near Delray, this is an amazing place to visit!

Puttin' Around ~ Mini Golf Fun

My husband and I played two full rounds of mini golf at this fun Florida-themed course.  I just love the Florida version of snowflakes!

Crocheted Trees

I found these cool crocheted tree coverings in front of the Delray Town Hall:

Some day, when I take up crocheting, I can crochet sweater for the trees in my yard instead of granny square afghans!

Right now I'm sitting at the airport waiting for my flight back home ~ which is delayed ~ of course!  We'll hopefully be leaving at 10:01 p.m.!

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Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. FLA really is the best. From a Michigan perspective, it is heaven. See you around. Kathleen

    1. I agree, Kathleen! there are advantages to living in a warmer climate, especially when spring takes forever to arrive up north!

  2. Those trees are too much fun!! Nice to link up with you!

    The Kindergarten Explorer


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