Ok, I was SO not kidding:
We’ve driven by several times and he’s been hanging about. Abby dropped me off and drove around the block (busy street) and I clambered down the bank for this shot. The gator, apparently in a fit of rage at being stalked by the paparazzi, dove into the water and headed straight toward me. I dashed back up on the bank with visions of being chased down the sidewalk by an irate alligator, but apparently he was more interested in cooling off in the water than coming after me. Good thing because there was absolutely nothing but a little patch of grass between me and the pond. In fact, here is a view of the pond and the neighboring house:
This was taken from the sidewalk, and as you can see, there are no fences or barriers anywhere. It would certainly freak me out living that close to a gator!
Just a few days left, so I’m soaking up all the loving I can:
We sat like this for two hours! Izzy, of course, doesn’t sit still for two minutes, but today we went to story time at the library and had a great time. Then we picked up Abby and Ivy and went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. Yum, yum! Wish they had those in Washington State.
And in the interests of equal opportunity blogging:
Who needs toys when you’ve got an empty diaper box? This will probably be my last post from sunny Florida. I’ll catch up when I return to wonderful fall weather in Washington!