We spent some time down in Naples with my Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Bob. There was some eating and hanging out involved. One visit included a yummy rib dinner at Bricktops, and a visit with Girl Cousin Lindsay, her husband Rob B. and their sweet little baby girl, Bailey Bean. They are all known internationally as Team Levine!
Bailey Bean, who will now be called BB, was very interested in books. I bet she gets that from her Mama, who is also a book fan. Honey obliged her.
With her Daddy, Rob B.
And there’s Girl Cousin Lindsay! They are Team Levine!
Hi BB!! ❤ ❤
Grand-père, AKA Uncle Bob, and BB talking about animals. MOO.
You’ve gotta be quick with her, she is moooooving on!
Grand-mère, AKA Aunt Phyllis. In her heart she is French.
BB came around for sugar at bedtime, she got more than that from Mousey!
There was nuzzling and all around gittin’ her!!!!
I think she liked it 🙂 And off to bed she went, without a peep!
I have been asking my Uncle Bob, who is my Mother’s brother, to do an Ancestry.com DNA test for years now. I did one several years ago and was surprised by what was represented, but I thought it would be interesting to see what his would say. After all, mine had both of my parents DNA, whereas his would only reflect my Mother’s side. After much discussion and prodding, I bought him one for Christmas, brought it down to him in Florida, and he graciously donated his spit and sent it off. Now we wait!
What I am most interested to find out is whether my one percent Jewish comes from their side!!! He has had many people ask him if he is Jewish, and even Aunt Phyllis is convinced that he is one of The Chosen People! She thinks he looks a little Bernie Madoff-ish. I just see Ummel Bob!
We continued the eating, visiting, lounging, shopping, all liberally sprinkled with looking at houses, communities, spec homes and model homes. All beautiful and each had their own pros and cons.
We usually stay in Cape Coral because it’s hard to find weekly rentals down this way, most prefer monthly commitments or more at this time of year. Although Cape Coral has come a L.O.N.G. way since it was hit hard in the economic disaster of 10 years ago, it takes too long to get to the freeway and the traffic is horrific getting through to Ft. Myers, so we looked mostly in Ft. Meyers and Estero. We did go and look at a lovely Del Webb community in Ave Maria, about 40 minutes from Naples. The houses and prices were GREAT, but even Honey agreed that it was too far from….EVERYTHING.
We have rented homes from the same couple for the last 3 years. Every year they have had a new rental and we have been the first to stay at each! She told us that they had decided to move into the one we were staying at when we left. They liked the location and the double lot.
It sure had pretty views!
It was a nice relaxing visit, and before we knew it we were packing to head home.
As per usual, Honey had us there nice and early. That meant we had some time to amuse ourselves. We did right fine in that department.
And then we started with the Snapchat. Oh.My.Word.
I wish I could put a video on here because there was a goodie! Slapped that puppy up on Facebook.
KITTIES!!! My favorite 🙂
Abby collected us from the airport and we came home to a winter storm warning and dinner at Chip and Dip. I was sporting my sandals, so was a bit nippy.
Mousey’s lament the next day.
But someone was mighty glad to see us and has sticketh closer than a brother ever since.
Oh yes he has.
It was a grand vacation!