Friday, December 30, 2016

27/December/2016 - Hanging out in JAX

We woke up in our motel room at a leisurely hour, ate a leisurely breakfast, did a little shopping at the Filipino store down the street, then went to meet Grandma and Grandpa for lunch.

Kuya, Sweetie, and Dodong near Grandma and Grandpa's Condo

Grandma had a blouse she wanted Sweetie to try on.  It fit perfectly, and looked great on her!
Sweetie trying on her new blouse

Whilst waiting for everyone else to show up for lunch, Grump couldn't resist taking a few "scenic pics".

The roses are still blooming in Jacksonville, Florida:

Other plants are doing fine too, like these poinsettias:

In the dining hall there was a massive Christmas tree:

For some reason, Dodong was particularly vocal during lunch.  Grump and Grandma had to take turns walking outside with him, in a vain attempt to settle him down.

Sweetie and a momentarily calm Dodong

Grandma and Grandpa live in a very pretty community, as these pics will attest to:

Back at the condo after lunch, Kuya recited some poetry for all of us.

Kuya reciting poetry at Grandma and Grandpa's condo

Now the main activity of the day began ...... SHOPPING!  Sweetie and Grandma were to go shopping  while the boys, (Grandpa, Grump, Kuya, and Dodong), hung out and did more boy friendly stuff.  But when we arrived at the shopping mall, Dodong had fallen asleep!

A Sleeping Dodong

So we made a quick change of plans.  Sweetie and Grandma still went shopping, (OF COURSE!), but now Grump stayed behind with Dodong in the car, while Grandpa and Kuya drove off in the other car to putter around Walmart.

Grandpa and Kuya came back in 45 minutes or so, by which time Dodong was awake.  So the boys all decided to go into the mall and get some yummy ice-cream.

Dodong feeding himself ice-cream

He succeeded!

Of course, Kuya loved his ice-cream too!

For dinner, we just had a quick snack at Panera's, (we were still mostly full from a HUGE lunch), then we parted ways with Grandma and Grandpa and went back to our hotel room.

Back at the hotel, we did a little reading, then went to bed early.

Grump reading to Dodong


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