Thursday, January 17, 2008

See Ya Later Alligator!



My sweetie and I are getting ready for our annual visit to his Mom's in Naples, Florida in a few weeks and we were talking the other day about the year when the alligator came across the berm where we were taking a walk while we were visiting her. He just came out of the water on one side of the berm and went into the water on the other side. We were actually closer than it looks in the photo. I, of course had my camera with me so I handed it off to my sweetie and jumped on the tram that was coming down the berm. Sometimes it pays to have that camera with you at all times. LOL Have a great Thursday! I am off to the coffeehouse to have coffee with all my girls.

20 comments:

Irene said...

OH, you lucky dog! My ILs are leaving tomorrow for their annual trip to Florida. They stay for a couple months.

Have a great time!!!!

Love the gator pic!

justabeachkat said...

LOL! You're like me...I always have my camera with me. There's a Kodak moment everywhere you look. Great photo. Enjoy your coffee with the girls.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs!
Kat

NAME: CIELO said...

That's so scary!... but don't you have to agree that Naples is an amazing place to live??? I just love it, and that path, so green and beautiful--regarless the beast! (lol).

Have a lovely vacation, and enjoy Naples!

Cielo

Donna said...

You be careful!!! lol Cameras are a "must" these days!!

Steph said...

Coffee was fun this morning!

Remember that three legged aligator that lived in the swamp by the condo? Wasn't his name Izod or something?

Tammy said...

My best friend Rosie is heading to Florida to visit her mom in the next few weeks too. Ya'll lucky dogs, I wish I could go!!

I was in Florida once but not down where the gators are...I would have probably took off runnin'!!

sarah cool said...

!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh! It is a dream of mine to see an alligator on vacation! This is AWESOME!

It cracks me up that you passed off the camera to the hubby and jumped to safety. Hehe!

Karen said...

Oooh errr, I guess it's an inspiration (motivation) for those out for a morning jog. Thinks sprinting at wild pace....

Nancy said...

Hi Joan, we had a place in Fla for 3 years on a small inland lake & there was a small alligator that like to sunbathe on our dock.. They are fun to see but only from a distance...

Karen said...

You have an award from me...come and see...

Sandi McBride said...

well, now you should have jumped on your sweetie and took the picture from that advantage! Luckily you had the presence of mind not to jump in the water, lol...tagged you over at my place, come see!
hugs
Sandi

Tracy said...

How exciting to see the alligator so close! Hope you have a great trip to Florida. :)

Mel's World said...

Joan,

I too ALWAYS have my camera with me...you just NEVER know what God might bring into your path that day and I want to make sure that I am ready!

It is so nice to meet you! Thanks for taking some time to come over to Mel's World for a visit.

That's so cool that you are also a travel agent...I just started my own travel agency 3 1/2 months ago. It is so amazing and I totally love it! PLUS, it allows me to do my ministry in new and exciting ways!

Kari & Kijsa said...

LOL...you are the best...we had to leave a comment after seeing that picture!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Kellan said...

It just seems wrong seeing these animals wondering around - doesn't it? We have a friend that has a ranch south of where we live that we go visit on occasion and they have a pond (tank) on this ranch that has 3 alligators in it - eeeek! Have a great weekend Joan - see you soon. Kellan

JanaBanana said...

Well its nice to meet you joan : ) Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I too love Paula Dean...
Wish I had found your blog earlier today beofre my trip to the library...I havent read good book since before c-mas and I was desperate for something. Will have to keep your books you recommend in mind.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Joan, what a scary pic. I've been up close & personal a couple of times with those critters at Hilton Head Island. They are pretty tame around there.

Oh, I just heard about the Bucket movie today from a friend, so I'll have to put that one on the list to see.

xo,
Rhoda

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Mimi said...

I'm afraid that I would see that alligator much later!!!!!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Joan, camera at the ready is a must these days, there is always something strange lurking around but this takes the first prize, an alligator?? Yikes, some people think we have kangaroos in our city! lol but this is amazing!! We would be out of there in a flash! Jenn and Jacqui