Monday, May 16, 2011

Not a Typical Sunday Drive

We enjoyed going to church yesterday and later in the day went for a drive.





Then we spy.........creepy reptile in the water.



I take a picture of Alligator Dundee taking a picture of a gator while another gator glides past.

The darker it got the scarier their eyes got.
I would NOT be out here tromping through the everglades.


Oh, and "HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWIE! I WUB YOU!"

28 comments:

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

You know, I think I've seen that gator before...
I believe he was in the pond at the house I grew up in there.
What did he name him again? Bob? :D

Kristina P. said...

Wow, you guys are much braver than I.

Furry Bottoms said...

oooooh that would have terrified me!!!

Kirsten said...

That was one of my favorite things to see down there! We also were graced with seeing a manatee. Now THAT'S an ugly creature!

Doran & Jody said...

But have a Happy Birthday...while you....er I mean, it lasts.

Get. Back. In. Da. Car. or that will be your LAST birthday!!

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

pretty sky pics!

Happy Mom said...

Hope your having a fab time and that your interaction with alligators is limited to visual contact.

Mikki said...

I would have been high tailing it out of there! Very cool though! Happy birthday to your sweetie pie!

Julie Harward said...

The only drawback to that place...and I would not be out taking pictures of them at night! Loved the other pic's though! And HB to your wubber! ;D

TisforTonya said...

oh for crying out loud! We spent a week in Florida a few years ago and stopped at every danged pond in the state and never got more than a picture of a ripple... stupid reptiles...

happy b'day to the man, glad you sacrificed to spend it with him :)

Barbaloot said...

So glad you're having a good time!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Gator bait with a sunburn. You're having an adventure to always remember. Keep it up!

Glad you were blessed after putting the Lord first...

gigi said...

Now that's the real Florida! Or just one big part of it! Great capture with that mighty camera of yours!

Birthday hugs and best wishes to Howard!

Mildred said...

Pretty photos until the gator! I remember the first time John took me to meet his parents in Venice FL and seeing the gators - ooooohhh! Spooky!

Happy Birthday to Howard!

Yvonne said...

I'm not a fan of gators AT ALL. They really creep me out.

Great shots.

And Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Kim said...

Glad you're having such a great time. Oh yeah! Happy Birthday Howie!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

My son has been serving in the Jacksonville mission for almost a year, but he has yet to see an alligator. At least that he has admitted to me. Keep your eyes out for him, but I don't suppose you are anywhere near Gainesville.

Glad you are having such a wonderful time.

Connie said...

Ugh! Yeah, you won't be seeing gators in Idaho! What fun!

wendy said...

I am soooo glad you Wub him.
I hope you share a lot of Wub in Florida.
I wouldn't even want to get out of my car with an alligator , gatoring around.

M-Cat said...

Happy Birthday Tauna's HUBS!

And those gators - well they are only good for one thing. I wear size 7.5

Oh and while you are there, try the gator jerky. It's actually really good!

Lisa Loo said...

Ummmm...AAAHHHH!!!

All that beauty was just canceled out in a flash with those gator pics. We lived in Louisiana for 18 months and those things are even creepier on land.

Flee!! Flee now!!!

Vern said...

Cheers for the non-typical!

lifeinredshoes said...

You aren't in Idaho anymore!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Girlfriend what a brave pair you tow are because there is NO way on this earth would I be anywhere close enough to take a picture of these creatures. NOPE no way!
Hope your having a wonderful week honey and stay away from those gators
Love ya
Maggie

Emmy said...

Oh yes, tht would totally creep me out too! Love the cloud and sun shot. Glad you are enjoying your trip

Laura Lynn said...

Glad you had fun! The weather looks divine. Still raining here!

Yes, they are creepy. I used to live on Hilton Head and saw them all over but never got used to them. My friends would tease me about being afraid of them.

I wish they would not have made them a protected animal, that's how much I don't like them. They gave me nightmares when I lived there. But really, they were just unattractive and didn't bother anyone, except me of course!

But now there are too many.
Ooh, now I have the heebee jeebees just thinking of them...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That creeps me out!

Kimmie said...

More awesome photos!! That is definitely a Sunday drive you will never forget!!

YAY and I'm still just thrilled that everything came together to be able to take a trip with Howie on one of his many business trips!!

Happy times!