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Back from Florida!

     And it was a wonderful time. Between the fabulous destinations, the fantastic food made by my aunt, and all the stuff (edible and otherwise) crammed into my luggage to bring back...just fantastic.

     I've got pages and pages of handwritten journal entries to copy onto the computer, and 392 photos/movies to sort through and name, but sometime I'll post here the highlights of each day and get some photos up in Scrapbook. Besides the fabulous food, the high points for me were the creatures I'd never seen before. First and foremost, the manatee. But lots of bird species as well; off of the top of my head, the anhinga, black vulture, white ibis, fish crow, little blue heron, gallinule/moorhen, boat-tailed grackle...and that's not including captive birds. Not to mention the critters I got to feed, from giraffes to lorikeets!

     Also a mushy thanks to Pantha and Shanra for leaving some treats in my inbox amidst all the other schtuff to wade through--Pantha finishing book 3 and Shanra rereading 'Heruvael.' Thanks for the goodies!

     I'm also grateful I don't get to pick up my (snail) mail until after work Monday. Gives me a bit of time to focus on other stuff. Also, the cats are well and happy to have me home. Hurrah for a wonderful vacation!
Emotional Status:
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On March 2nd, 2008 12:39 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*hugs back*

I certainly did!
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On March 2nd, 2008 12:25 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
You sound so happy. That's wonderful. I'm glad to hear you had such a good time. I'm looking forward to hearing more about all that delicious food and seeing some of those photos.
On March 2nd, 2008 12:43 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It really was wonderful. I was made to eat Puerto Rican or Cuban-style rice and beans...now I need to not eat for a week! ;)

Figuring out the bird species in some of my photos is likely to drive me around the bend. They didn't believe in signs at Busch Gardens, and when they did put some up, they were nearly always at the wrong end of the park from the correct species!
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On March 2nd, 2008 09:54 am (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Welcome back! I'm looking forward to seeing your posts/pics/videos about the trip! :D

*winces* Ack, speaking of which, I really need to finish mine one of these days... Why, oh why can't I post travel posts in a timely manner?!

I wanna feed a giraffe!
On March 2nd, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:

They're so neat--they have longish prehensile tongues and pluck the cracker right out of my hand with them.
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On March 2nd, 2008 10:31 am (UTC), shanra commented:
*snugs* Glad to hear that you've enjoyed yourself so much! It sounds like a wonderful time! I'll be looking forward to seeing the highlights when you get around to that!
On March 2nd, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I certainly did! Hopefully soon. =)