Friday, May 09, 2008

Oh- the places I've been!

It's May 9th (Happy Birthday Tim!) and I've been gone since May 1st...
I arrived home later today.

I spent 3 days in Myrtle Beach with family, then drove to Orlando and spent time
with the lovely and wonderful "Kate" (Helene)- who is in the middle of a move and blogging is something she can't do at the moment.

We went to the beach, we worked out together, we lounged by the pool, we drank wine and martini's and walked to the lake in her area to see alligators up close and personal! We also went to the Raptor rehab center and got as close to an eagle (and a few other birds) than I'll ever be in the wild! We also had great fun with her kids ("Can I have your number???")- who made me homesick for my own~

I know this is a pitiful re-count of the last 8 days- but I promise to wax philosophical a little later this weekend :) Enjoy the photos for now!


Lance said...

Wonderful post!

darkfoam said...

sounds wonderful.
glad you all had fun..

X. Dell said...

Glad you had fun on your sabbatical. Sounds like you were in paradise (gators notwithstanding).

Helene said...

It was so much fun and I really do miss you! Hope you will come back soon! =]

Helene said...

oh and you have to post that youtube video!! Glad the kids liked the music! hehehe

Greg C said...

Welcome back. I think it is a great post and much better than chipmunk bites. :)

ThursdayNext said...

it sounds like you had a lovely time - those birds are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

<3 2 u 2

beautiful mayden
the lovely blue kate

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sparringK9 said...

how cool! i would love to hold a falcon or big raptor of some kind. looks like you got out just in time. fires!!

The Phosgene Kid said...

nice raptors! You look great, BTW!

NYD said...

I have to say that I am feeling somewhat envious. Getting that close to something so fearsome must have been absolutely thrilling.

Glad you had a good time amongst good people. I know how important it is to scratch that itch

Aunty Belle said...

Missy Mayden, ya' got ANY idea how much big doo-doo youse in??

Oh yeah...ya' came ter town an' din't come see yore Aunty Belle? What ya' plannin' to do 'bout that? Ya' never seen no raptor 'til Aunty gits riled up--hoo-whee!

Libby said...

GREAT pictures, cora!! glad you had fun!

The Phosgene Kid said...

The trouble with Bald Eagles is they have kind of a fishy taste to them. That and there isn't much meat once you get past all those feathers.

The Phosgene Kid said...


roxanne s. sukhan said...

hey ... guess who? i am back in Canuck-ville ... for good. the other day i was sitting out on my front steps ... i looked up in the sky and saw an eagle circle about.

just stopping in to say hi.

exskindiver said...

glad you and kate had fun.

reekinrunkle said...

have you fallen off the planet... I keep checking every day to see if you have posted and hear sweet pearls of wisdom... please come back to us

The Phosgene Kid said...

Gotta watch out for those chicken hawks!!

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Thanks Lance~

Foamy- we had a blast- thank you. It's nice when the things you want to do, and the places you want to go are as good as you hoped it would all be!

Hey X- I even saw GATORS! Yeahhh :) I tried to climb over a fence to get a better look- but H told me to stop it before I got true story.

Helene- hugs friend. I miss you and wish I was there again. Can't wait to see you in June.

Greg- wayyyy better than Chipmunk bites! :)

Amy- the birds were was a thrilling experience to be that close to them. I will defintely go there again- and I'd like to take my kids to visit.

/t- Kate and I talked about you several times- hope your ears weren't burning. Thanks for being here :)

Mayden' s Voyage said...

I think there is a raptor center here in NC, and I bet there is one in your neck of the woods too...I should look into it. The fires started the night before I left- we could smell the smoke when we got up on Thursday morning!

Phos- THANK YOU... I am working hard at the gym :) I appreciate you noticed :)

NYD- If we could just time our trips to be in NYC when you are! Maybe one day? And yes- the birds were fearsome, the claws and beaks are worth being afraid of.

Aunty- I am sorry! I owe you a visit! Big doo-doo...uh-oh...ohhh-
I am really, really sorry! :(
For some reason I thought you were out of town- but I should have sent a note to be sure!
I won't make the same mistake ever again- I promise!

Libby- thank was wonderful.

Phos- you are bad! :)

Roxanne- whew...I believe you will have quite a story to tell! Hugs, and I'm glad you are safe.

Chesca- I hope once Helene gets settled in- I can come to Pa to see her- and the 3 of us can do something together! I feel sure we will :) thank you. I suppose all the "end of the year" school stuff with the kids is almost as bad as falling off the planet :) Feels like it. Hope you have a great Memorial Day holiday :)

Phos- Chicken hawks? lol...that might be a great new nickname for my son- because the chicken disappears whenever he's around! :)

boneman said...

way up at the top, a date palm.

Lord knows, it's a good thing I didn't know that fact when I was in Florida, South Carolina, and I think parts of North Carolina.

Reason being I love dates.
I would'a eaten enough to be huge twice or three times over.

So, in this case, ignorance was good for a soul.
(but, I ain't giving any of them a chance in snow if'n I get back down in the south, again. I'll be coming with an appetite!)

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to
take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting,
or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
(my favorite)