Jan 192022

It has been unseasonably cold here in Central Florida, which has curtailed some of the things we wanted to do during our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny’s visit from Arizona. But we’ve still had some adventures and a lot of laughs. Today I’ll bring you up to date on some of them.

In previous blogs, I’ve told you about Horseshoe Park in the spiritualist camp of Cassadaga and the park’s delightful Fairy Trail, a series of paths that meander through a woodland decorated with beautiful fairy wings, fairy houses, gnomes, and all kinds of things that people bring along to leave at the park. When Tiffany was here last spring, we took her there,  and she knew that Destiny would love it, so we went there one day before it got too cold.

It’s a fun place, and you never know who or what you’re going to run into. Is that Elvis?

The girls ran into a gnome of their own and had their picture taken with him.

Forget gnomes and trolls, I took this picture of three fairy princesses.

One of the things Tiffany really wanted to do was take Destiny to the beach to watch a sunrise over the ocean. She asked if I wanted to go along, but that would entail getting up much too early for me. In the words of the singer Meat Loaf, I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that. So yesterday morning, she and Destiny were up and out the door early, and when they got back to the house they said it was a memorable experience even though it was freezing cold.

I had suggested that it’s always good manners to bring a gift when you visit somebody, and I may have mentioned that they would be passing a Dunkin’ Donuts on their way back from the beach. There might even have been a hint that Grandpa loves glazed donuts. There were a couple in the bag that Destiny handed me when they got home, but I have no idea how many the bag started out with, and she wasn’t telling.

We’ve crossed most of the things off of Destiny’s To Do list, but one of them was taking a ride in Grandpa Nick’s Mustang. So I took her for a spin in it yesterday, and I think she liked it. I may have to hide the keys while they’re still here.

The other day there was a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, which I was glad they got to see, and there was another scheduled for 7:04 PM yesterday. So we bundled up and went down to the dock to watch it, only to learn when we arrived that it had been pushed back for two hours. We weren’t going to stand out there in the cold night air that long so we came home, and when it finally did go up, we just stepped outside watched it from the yard. It’s amazing how much they light up the sky when they lift off from the Cape, and how quickly they disappear on their trip to outer space.

Thought For The Day – Don’t worry about getting old, worry about thinking old.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Cold With A Chance Of Laughter”

  1. I live about 20 miles from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Been watching launches since the early sixties. It never gets old. Still look out the window whenever I hear one.

  2. We’ve never seen a rocket launch, but we’ve seen you and that’s pretty exciting!

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