The last week in February, John had a convention in Orlando to attend for 2 1/2 days and I went along thinking it would be great to have some sunny warm weather for a change. We stayed about 3 more days after the convention was over with one of my cousins and saw a few of the sights around Orlando. We had a great time while there but as far as sunny and warm, that really didn’t happen after the first day there. The temperatures stayed in the 60s most days and one day was mid 50s, windy, damp and down right cold. One of the best places we visited was Blue Spring State Park. The warmer water of the spring attract the manatees during this time of year. The water was so clear and we spent a lot of time watching them. It was a beautiful place and we were so glad we got to see them.The Kennedy Space Center was really interesting and we could have spent much more time there even though we got there by 10:30 and left at closing time. Loved seeing a moon rover, Saturn 5 rocket and all the the rest.
Look at the size of the people walking under the live oak tree at Leu Gardens. We couldn’t get over the massive size of those trees. The blooming camellias were gorgeous as well as the other blooming flowers and bushes. A great sight for Nebraskans after a long cold winter.Visiting family was a highlight of our trip – it was wonderful to see my cousin and her husband and spend some time with them. We had a great time, despite the cold weather and know there are lots more places to see in Florida so just guess we need to plan another trip.