It was a little cooler today and we enjoyed it. We tried a local Italian restaurant for an earlybird supper in the historic downtown area of Zephyrhills, and found a really good place. Thanks to Janice, the curator at the train depot museum, for the tip.
The overcast skies cleared off so we headed out to the airfield to see if anybody was jumping out of planes. We sat in our lawn chairs, and waited, and more people came to do the same. We were rewarded with 22 folks lining up and climbing into the Freefall Express drop plane. It seemed to take forever for their climb, but soon we saw the multi-colored parachutes floating downward, catching drafts of air. Mom is over 90, and had never seen skydivers before so it was fun for her to see them. A second planeload of 20 or so took off, but we left to go home to feed hungry corgis who tend to watch the clock after 4:30 in the afternoon.
On the way back, still on Free Fall Lane, just off of Sky dive Lane, Jim spotted two sand hill cranes. We pulled up next to them and got an up close and personal look. On Wednesday we had seen two looking into the window of a Waffle House in Wesley Chapel. I got as close as four feet to one before chickening out and backing up. There are so many birds in Florida, all over, and so many varieties, that seem so rare in Indiana. It's been fun seeing them, and I'm even getting used to the little lizards all over down here.
Happy first birthday to our dear little Emerson Grace in North Carolina. Your Grammy loves you, and will see you sometime in March. Enjoy your chocolate cupcake!