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Skimming Through The Everglades

 

walkmiamiMom and dad had allotted  3 days to see all the sights in Florida.  They had spent most of their holidays living it up in Georgia.  One day had gone and so it meant our travellers had two days to see what they could.                                                                            shokszmcropMom and dad quickly got outta Miami and headed for anywhere else!  They drove past the airport a couple of times and both admired the size of the airport.   At this point dad decided to use the GPS as they  wanted to see something different.  Makes sense…go for it dad.  So he asked mom where she wanted to go.  Mom decided she wanted to go on an air boat ride through the Everglades and look at the wildlife.  Dad thought this was a cool idea so off they flitted in their rented Fiat.                                                              a4smExcitement went through the car at the unique sign.  They hadn’t seen a sign like this before.  No crocs though…except for mom…MOL  They must be getting close…

There it is!!  Gator Park.    Kinda touristy.  Off they went to act like the tourists they were.                                                                  a3zmThey both got t-shirts that had an alligator on the front and said, “Bite Me.”

There’s the air boat they rode in.

airboatWhoa, this is some kind of boat!!  Bet its fast.

a3smOh my!!  Hope there aren’t any snakes….I hate snakes!  Slimy, cold thingies.

allie2smMom is sorry for the blurriness of the picture but she got excited and didn’t take time to focus properly.  At least she’s honest about her screw ups.                                                            aaa2These are Mr. Google’s water lilies.  Mom could not get a picture close enough to show the detail in the lilies.  These water lilies only open half way…they never completely open and only grow in the deepest part of the water.

azmBig bugg…guy!  Apparently these brutes live for 30 to 50 years.

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Mom said she really liked this waterfall and after the boat ride was very relaxing.                                                                         alsm       You looked way better before the air boat ride mom and dad!  Holy cwap, this seeing different locations looks hazardous to one’s health.

Here mom have a mint julep, it will eliminate the vapours you seem to have…..very badly.                                                           aaaThere you have it.  Day two in Florida is coming to a close.  They have one more day…what will they do?  We’ll see next installment my friends.                                                         Kali and Shoks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belated Happy Canada Day

Wednesday Canada turned 148.  That’s almost 149.  This reminds mom of the ad for Woodward’s.  ♫$1.49 day , Woodward’s. $1.49 day, Tuesday.♫  Now, only those in Western Canada will know what mom’s talking about, like Nellie from The Cats from Hell’s mom.  This little jingle came out in April of1958 and was very popular.  Look at the shoppers on this $1.49 day.  Notice the housewives going for a bargain.

Woodwards $1.49 day

 

Canada Day was very hot here and us northern cats and peeps are not used to hot weather for any length of time.  So we really suffer.  Give us ice, snow and freezing rain….these we don’t like but can handle.  So Kali and I flopped around  sighing.

Ok, I flopped and Kali was prissy as usual.

Mom and dad took off for the big park here in Prince George.  It was Fort George Park but now is Memorial Park because some ancient bones of aboriginals have been discovered in the park….in various locations.  Making the park a native burial resting ground and thus sacred for all natives.

Both mom and dad are extremely interested in other cultures and want to participate.   They got  a chance to get Turbans made for them by Sikhs at the park.    Making up these turbans is quite the effort.  However, the Sikh men and women doing the work were fast and so polite and nice.  Mom didn’t realize there were different styles of turbans but she noticed at least 4 different styles right there at the booth.

Jean in turban2                                                                  Bill turbanDon’t they look awesome!  We wanted turbans too.  So mom gave us  each our own turbans.  What do ya think?

The turbans in the park were gathered and neatly wrapped around the head in several layers.  This was done for free by the Sikhs.  In order to show their lifestyle.  Mom and dad were told that while they wore the turban, they could not use profanity, drink or smoke and not eat meat.  Obviously words they live by.

A sign on the tent of the Sikhs at the park:  “Keep calm and put your turban on.”    Words to live by.

Shoko and I discussed Artsy Day and Selfie Sunday and I got Artsy Fartsy Day blog hop.   So here is the link to Athena and Marie at their blog hop.  I am submitting me with my orange turban as art.

Selfie Sunday belongs to me.  I shared with Kali and now its my turn to show everyone my turban on The Cat On My Head”s Blog Hop.  Merely click on the fabulous hosting blog and you can view all my other Selfie buddies.