Monday, March 21, 2016

St. Patrick's Day - Nana Joy's Visit, the Zoo and More!

Recapping our visit with Nana Joy: she drove up from Okeechobee for a few days. Her visit was cut short as she wanted to get back home to see her friend Pat who was in a very bad car accident (on Thursday, while Joy was driving to see us). Pat is in the hospital with broken legs, a broken wrist, broken back and more. Joy left early Sunday so that she could visit and help out.
When Joy arrived, we went to the River House for a drink, then walked to the Club Continental for corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's holiday dinner. Last year she came and the River House served a dinner, but not this year.

River House photo:
Friday we planned on going to the zoo if the rain stayed away. Rain was predicted for all weekend but ended up going just south of our area. I was impressed with the zoo, my first time that I remember going! I can't believe I have lived here for 34 years and never went! Alyzabeth had been there on a school field trip a couple of years ago. We spent most of the day exploring while AA guided us with the map. There was a new exhibit for dinosaurs, which was an easy walk (even though some of them sprayed water on us!).
AA standing by some very large bamboo!
Tigers, camels, lions, elephants and lots more (jaguars, apes, bears, reptiles, etc...):
Carousal (funny rules - adults were not allowed on the animals that moved/went up and down):
Pretty tree with bird's nest:
Plants we liked - annuals of white and purple:
Stingray "petting" pool:
There was a bird aviary that we could go inside (and feed them too):
We bought a funny photo of us looking scared at a dinosaur, but I couldn't seem to scan it as a photo. Here it is (I took a picture of the picture). Cute!
Saturday, we walked as spectators at AA's NFJG Eagle Harbor golf tournament. The family gathered in the evening at the St. Augustine Conch House to visit with Joy and listen to Jesse play. AA and I stayed back, would have made for a late night and she had Day 2 of the golf tournament on Sunday.
Nana Joy arrived home safely on Sunday. Will have to plan another visit.

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