NOW WHAT WOULD PHOTOS OF FLORIDA BE IF THERE WAS NOT AN ORANGE TREE PICTURE
Here I was just a few short days ago doing my usual complaining about the heat and humidity and first thing this morning we had to crank up our furnace here in the Motorhome. We were in the low 40’s. Guess it’s good preparation for our northerly travels which will be under way soon.
YES IT’S A NICE QUIETLY PRIVATE LITTLE SPOT WE HAVE HERE
WE MUST BE UNDER THE LONG FINAL APPROACH TO THE BRADENTON AIRPORT
NO THIS IS NOT BOEING GECKO FLIGHT 873 ON FINAL APPROACH TO BRADENTONA FEW GECKOGATORS IN THE BACK YARD
Beautiful looking and feeling morning going on so Pheebs and I headed off in the Jeep. Took us a bit of looking but we did manage to find us some decently slow back roads without jumbles of traffic on them.
AHHHHH, IT’S JUST US ON THE ROAD:))))))
With windows down we cruised through some nice scenic rural countryside dominated by big cattle ranches. With heavy growth right up to the sides of the road in places I didn’t dare stop to let Pheebs out anywhere for fear of her meeting up with something slithery in the tall grasses and thick underbrush. Cruised around with our windows down thoroughly enjoying ourselves before heading on back to the Motorhome about an hour after we had left.
A NUMBER OF THESE PLACES SURE HAVE THEMSELVES SOME FANCY GATES
THIS BLACK IRON GATE LEADS TO NOWHERE
‘HEY DAD A TOT I TAW AN ALIMAGATOR JOGGING ALONGSIDE THE JEEP/
Turned out to be a lazy afternoon and with the heat building up again we were happy for the slight breeze we had.
THIS PHOTO IS FOR YOU MARY ELLEN WAY UP THERE IN THAT NEW HAMBURG PLACE IN ONTARIO:))
AND WE BE BACK TO WHERE IT IS WE HAVE BEEN STAYING
Kelly decided to have supper here tonight so Aunt Jean came over about 2:30. She is good friends with our hosts JoAnn and David so she had a chance to visit with them as well. It is thanks to Aunt Jean, David and JoAnn that we are in this beautiful spot we are in. Kelly BBQ’d Pork Chops and Bratwurst sausage for supper. Another great visit with Jean.
AT OUR HOUSE WE KINDA EAT WHEREVER WE CAN
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Frank Perdue's lawyer was working on an inspired scheme to sell more chicken. He called the Vatican and requested a private audience with the Pope.
The request was refused, but the lawyer called again and again, and finally his request was granted. A few weeks later he was brought into a grand and stately room for an audience with His Eminence. He knelt and kissed the Pope's ring and explained who he was and who he represented. Then he said, 'Your Holiness, I have a proposition to make that I think could be of huge benefit to both of us. I'd like you to change the words of the Lord's Prayer from'Give us this day our daily bread' to 'Give us this day our daily chicken.' It will help my client sell more chickens, and we are prepared to pay the Church $1 million for this.'
The Pope shook his head firmly and said, 'No, young man, I am afraid that it is out of the question. The words to that holy prayer have remained unchanged for 2,000 years.'
But the lawyer persisted. 'Well, Your Holiness, would you do it for $5 million?' 'No, no,' replied the Pope, 'absolutely not.
The Church holds tradition sacred and does not make changes casually.' The lawyer stood up. 'All right, one hundred million dollars! Would you do it for one hundred million? Think of what you could do with that money!' The Pope reflected silently upon the starving people around the world, the far-flung missions, and the myriad of other financial burdens on the Church. He looked over at the papal attorney before he nodded his assent. 'Please tell Mr. Perdue that we have an agreement.' The next day, the Pope called a meeting of the College of Cardinals. 'Dearest colleagues,' the Pope began, 'I have for you some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we are receiving one hundred million dollars from Mr. Frank Perdue to change the words of the Lord's Prayer from 'Give us this day our daily bread' to 'Give us this day our daily chicken.' 'The bad news, friends, is that we're losing the Wonder Bread account.'