After a mostly uneventful almost boring drive, which for some reason did not seem to be quite as long and awful as I expected, I arrived in Jacksonville Florida this afternoon.
The weather was nice, warmish and breezy and a coat was not needed.
Flowers of all sorts are blooming and it looks so tropical ! The only difficulty and it wasn't even difficult was that when I arrived in town, I was having trouble with the diretions that came with warnings about the area to avoid, which is where I ended up being lost. So I pulled into the parking lot of the local Emergency services and called for help.
My daughter arrived shortly after and with that help, I got here with no problems at all.
The city is growing and changing and so much is not familiar to me yet .. but the hotel is nestled in a grove of beautiful trees with moss hanging and cobblestone walls and walks and it is very comfortable in the room.
The cats totally approve of the bed, where both made sure to choose who got what pillow.
Dinner with the family was fantastic .. a good sign.
Grilled fish with mashed potatoes seasoned with something garlicky and my birthday cake was chocolate mousse cake. Nuthin wrong with that !
We talked about Everything ... work, bosses, friends, weather, hair cuts and food and cats. . and everything else too.
When I came back to the hotel, there was a man with a massive white Standard Poodle and it brought back all those memories of Tate in Florida ..
Now my memories will be of kittens and old sweetie cats in Florida.
I am dropping from tiredness but wanted to catch you up ... I have arrived .. it is good so far :)
Thank you and much love to you who have sent such sweet emails and good luck wishes.
To be continued ....