Orlando

images         Orlando is famous for it’s  magic  tho for us that has always meant Family!  Ray’s dad  moved his family south in 1980 and they’ve been here to welcome us for Spring Breaks and Holidays ever since.

Dan and Linda have the “fun house” – with boating and tubing and pool and…Cousins! We had a great old fashioned Italian family dinner at Ray’s dad’s,  the homestead. Kevin brought his family from the Tampa area. Charisma, John and Ben stopped by as well. 

 Brady & Tracey brought their kids this year for a Disney / Family adventure – we have all been having a wonderful time.

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coming home

OKeefe home Windemere, Florida

OKeefe home Windemere, Florida

The Family gathered in Orlando. Dan and Linda hosted at their gorgeous new home in Windemere and we enjoyed seeing a large part of the clan. Boating, tubing, pool time and, of course, wonderful food.

The GPS on the iphone helped us circumnavigate several traffic clogs on the trip  north. Traveling the “blue highways” for at least part of the way took us thru beautiful spring blossoming woods. We stopped for a respite on the Savannah waterfront. Arriving home, we’ve seen plenty of April showers (puddles on the lawn) and early bulbs in the gardens.  It’s great to be in our own place.  We’ll enjoy seeing old friends and the bustle of summer in Youngstown.

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upcoming…..I booked a trip to the Emerald Isle in the fall. !

Ashford Castle, October 2013

Ashford Castle, October 2013