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2014_Florida_1_People_Bob-Birding - CopyIt was not only the sights and the natural things we saw on this trip, it was also the seeing old friends who we have not seen in 50 years and seeing and being with family. Brothers, sisters, in laws, nephews and cousins! It would not have been such a great trip had we not seen these folks and visited for a while. We took many walks through the Florida jungle and one great car trip through Merritt Island Wildlife Preserve. These trips were family oriented. Friends joined us for meals. Super! Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged. Enjoy!!

Marnie, Mac and Chris played "While You Were Out" while we wedre in Florida. They completely stripped the old carpet off, repainted the entire room and fixed the electrical outlet. This is the end result and it was a great surprise! Thanks you!

Marnie, Mac and Chris played “While You Were Out” while we were in Florida. They completely stripped the old carpet off, repainted the entire room and fixed the electrical outlet. Mac and Marnie built the book cases/shelves under the windows. This is the end result and it was a great surprise! Thank you! (Even Buddy likes it!)

Robin and Nancy (Boney) Crissman in Lakeland, FL. Thank you so much for having us.

Robin and Nancy (Bonney) Crissman in Lakeland, FL. Thank you so much for having us. Nancy and Robin were Newark (DE) High school friends.

Robin and Wayne Crissman in Lakeland.

Robin and Wayne Crissman in Lakeland.

Standing: Wayne and Nancy Crissman and Nick Karatinos. Sitting: Jill Karatinos and Robin. Robin, Gill and Nancy were high school friends.

Standing: Wayne and Nancy Crissman and Nick Karatinos. Sitting: Jill Karatinos and Robin. Robin, Jill and Nancy were high school friends. Wayne graduated high school before us.

Kathy (Linden) Kennard. She was in Bob's Newark (DE) High School class. We have not seen here in 50 years!

Kathy (Linden) Kennard. She was in Bob’s Newark (DE) High School class. We have not seen her in 50 years!

Linda (Gray) Wiegand wsa also in Bob's class. Again, we have not seen her for 50 years!

Linda (Gray) Wiegand was also in Bob’s class. Again, we have not seen her for 50 years!

Robin and Lani (Snow) Crumlish fixing their nail in West Palm Beach, FL. Robin and Lani were high school friends.

Robin and Lani (Snow) Crumlish fixing their nails in West Palm Beach, FL. Robin and Lani were high school friends.

Robin and Lani at the beach. It was too cold to go swimming.

Robin and Lani at the beach. It was too cold to go swimming.

My sister Peggy and her husband Jim.

My sister Peggy and her husband Jim.

Jim, Robin, Chef Larry, Peggy and Bob at Chef Larry's in Titusville, FL.

Jim, Robin, Chef Larry, Peggy and Bob at Chef Larry’s in Titusville, FL.

My brother Alex.

My brother Alex.

My brother Alex, my sister Peggy and me at Jacksonville Beach.

My brother Alex, my sister Peggy and me at Jacksonville Beach.

My nephew Andy, my brother's oldest son.

My nephew Andy, my brother’s oldest son.

Andy's son Jordan and The Twins, Lili (in pink/black) and Cali (in blue)

Andy’s son Jordan and The Twins, Lili (in pink/black) and Cali (in blue)

Alex, his wife Marge, Peggy and Jim in Alex and Marge's condo on Jacksonville Beach, also known as Jax Beach.

Alex, his wife Marge, Peggy and Jim in Alex and Marge’s condo on Jacksonville Beach, also known as Jax Beach.

Robin on the porch of the condo.

Robin on the porch of the condo.

Robin and her niece Kirsten Karlsson in Brandon, FL.

Robin and her niece Kerstin Karlsson in Brandon, FL.

Kirsten Karlsson

Kerstin Karlsson

Jim, Peggy, Alex, Marge and Bob at Sliders In Jax Beach, FL.

Jim, Peggy, Robin, Alex, Marge and Bob at Sliders In Jacksonville Beach, FL.

All good things eventually come to an end. But the great memories remain. We took only memories - and some photos - and left only footsteps on this sojourn. Tip your glass - Here's to the next one! HUGE hugs to all of you and as Bob Hope would say, "Thanks for the memories ...."

Although all good things eventually come to an end, great memories remain. We took only memories – and some photos – and left only footsteps on this sojourn. Tip your glass – Here’s to the next one! HUGE hugs to all of you and as Bob Hope would say, “Thanks for the memories ….”