This is my mother - she was 91 Feb 21, and I went to Georgia to celebrate with her. Here she is talking with some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren - she had a very happy birthday.
So, that put me halfway to Jacksonville, and I kept driving...
We drove down to Ft Myers Monday and spent a day with John's twin brothers; then headed out for our adventure.
We drove out to Marco Island , where we honeymooned a l-o-n-g time ago. We had not been back since, and we were amazed....boy, has it changed. (Probably no more than we have though).
Our first stop, thanks to the advice of Robert Sobczak, was Corkscrew Swamp near Naples. That was where we saw the painted buntings, and they were simply stunning! This is an immature wood stork; Corkscrew has a relatively large number of nesting wood storks, whose population has been in decline.
Immature white ibis....All the "kids" were out that day. I have so many photos to post, that I'll do a few along; I want to leave time to look at your blogs.