Our cousins lived down a dirt road, and just off of it was another dirt road that led to an orange grove. You could smell oranges as you drove by…yum!
Now we’ve seen *lots* of ‘deer crossing’ signs, but never ever a panther crossing sign…’til now!
Our cousins let us drive both of their ‘gators’, all around their property, almost all afternoon long 😀
Saundra showing Jessica how to drive the bigger one…
…now it’s Jessica’s turn–hang on, Anna!
Susannah and Cassia on the littler ‘gator’…
They said that they’ve had alligators in this pond in their backyard, and they thought one was in there now, but we never saw him either! Alligators just weren’t very accommodating to these tourists 😉
One thing you could never be here, is hungry! Saundra loves to cook, so between the big meals and the wonderful snacks in between, your stomach never had time to rumble 😀 They had a cookout that evening, and it was so good! We were stuffed 🙂
Isaiah pretending to drive the gator
There was always a gator going, it seemed!
Here’s a video we took while on one of our ‘gator rides’–beware, you may get
car gator sick!
An example of all the goodies Saundra had for us 😀 There was another counter-full on the other side 😀
The pretty sunset…
By the end of the day we were tired, happy, and gritty from driving up and down the dirt roads 😀
With Jack and Saundra 😀 They were such fun to be around, and Saundra just shines the love of Jesus wherever she goes!
We headed back up to Safety Harbor the next morning, stopping at Bass Pro on the way. It was our first time visiting a Bass Pro…there’s so much to look at without even seeing their merchandise!
There was this ‘camp’ set-up on the upper level. It looks like this hunter was quite successful 😀
Stuffed birds were ‘flying’ overhead…
Another hunter/hiker and a deer…
…we even saw a few bears! 😀
Isaiah looking at the fish pond
The glass elevator we just had to try out 😀
We arrived in Safety Harbor that afternoon and got to meet Teresa Tapp in person, and we also got to sing “Let My Life Be a Light” for her 😀
She is so nice, and so sweet, and such a fun person to be around! It was fun to see her in real life, after having seen her on the exercise dvds for so long 😀 She was so kind to write in our visual journals for us…
…and she wrote each of us nice long notes! It’s a wonder her hand didn’t fall off by the time she was done 😀
We also got to meet Buddy and Mitzy, her two Bichon Frises…
…they’re so cute and fluffy!
We muchly enjoyed our visit!
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