Look what we found living under the stairs when we got back from North Carolina.
So we gave the poor skinny thing some milk.
Tricia and Dan gave us an evening out at the Fig Tree Restaurant. The restaurant is in a home built in 1913 and named after a fig tree that grew on the property. It is a beautiful example of an early 20th century bungalow style home. The meal was gorgeous and delicious! Of course, we hadn’t known about this special gift, so I went dressed as Tricia and Doug borrowed a shirt from Dan!
Courtney was the architect for the sugar plan.
They made some very beautiful horse cupcakes.
But, Courtney could hardly wait to take Campbell down to the lake where they did everything there was to do…together.
Then it was a quick change. We were off to the Garden Gate in Mt. Dora for lunch.
It is a blessing to be able to have such a fun day with these two terrific girls!
After which, they taught her how to use the cash register. It was a bit tricky being the customer and the vendor because she had to run around to the front of the refrigerated case to see the names of the cupcakes to decide what she wanted.
Then she actually rang up our sale.
but the lake was calling and it was a beautiful afternoon…
(She has been taking running lessons from Dash the Incredible!)
So we are just going to have to finish our own cupcakes tomorrow!
When we got home from our adventures yesterday,Papa jolted us back to the 21st century and took Courtney for a ride to see if they could get a good view for the shuttle launch. Sadly, it was cancelled again and we will have to hope for better luck tomorrow.
When Doug was working for DirecTV, I was able to watch two satellite launches. They both went off in their very first window. We were told that it was very unusual,
but it has only been since moving to central Florida that I have come to realize how tricky it is getting these rockets in outer space.
After that, we went to Orlando to pick up Brianna. She has been overnight babysitting, to girl’s camp and visiting Melanie in California. We have hardly seen her this summer and we are very happy to have her home again.
After dinner, I was presented with a beautiful apron that Courtney finished. It is perfect for a Nana like me that loves birds. There are also some delicious cookies in the background, made by our “cookie.”
We ended the day with a sad note.
Courtney had so much fun playing with her frog that hopped up on her shoulder yesterday afternoon. She even taught him to jump on command. But, today Courtney’s frog died. Courtney wrote on the piece of paper, “My best frog died here.”
The frog is located at the bottom of the sign.
We were so very fortunate to be invited to the Williams Homestead today. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to prepare for our cowboy cooking experience.
But nothing could have prepared me for the beautiful vistas and spectacular skies. No wonder those cowboys were so happy to be out on the range.
We had many modes of transportation today including Doug’s car, a golf cart, a Mule (vehicle), a horse, a cart and pony, and, our own two feet.
Courtney takes a moment, remembering the things she has been learning about horses and riding back in North Carolina.
These girls were a great pair. Actually, we realized that all four of us were eldest daughters. Campbell said that meant that all of us were good examples! I thought that was great. After our ride, a tropical rainstorm came through and the girls had fun jumping off the dirt hill and playing in the jeep sheltered nearby.
The girls were busy during lunch. I was looking after the frog that Courtney stuck in a water bottle and stored in my purse when we entered the restaurant.
In any scenario this would have been a wonderful experience, but it truly was extraordinary. Danette Williams is an amazing and extremely interesting woman.
Both Courtney and I had a fabulous, really fun time!