Des (thagirion) wrote,

Second time with my friend Peregrine

I had an AWESOME day yesterday. For the second time I met my friend samanthafalco. Last year we met up at Gatorland in Orlando and didn't have much time to do stuff and talk because it was at a public place with lots of people. But this time we had more time. I got up at 5am and drove out to Orlando. It was hard finding her apartment she was staying at but there was a nice guy working that took me around. Funny enough when I told him I was looking for V V he thought I said BB and took me to the total wrong side of the property. But he finally showed me where it was. This place was huge. I really hate these kinds of buildings as does Chris. It's always a pain to find the right unit and for him doing his job these kinds of places have other annoying complications. But it was all fine once I found the right place. I met her in the parking lot and gave her a rain jacket. I'm glad it fit and she liked it. I showed her what was new on my jeep from last time she saw it. I thought about taking the tops off and using the new sun shade but I didn't and I'm glad I didn't. More on that later. So then we drove back and went to Colt Creek State Park. We had a blast there. We saw lots of birds. Lots of changes have been made to the park like a gazeboo near the kayak place. There's a new horse area and an RV camping area. I was amazed how much changed since last time I was there. I offered to let her drive my jeep if she would like to. I was very happy she said yes with no hesitation, unlike ex-friend "gamara" last year that showed me terror in her eyes at the thought of it. I was happy to see no Fear and handed over the keys. I told her some of the quirks like it will not feel like a car or a truck. There is major over steer and there it feels both smooth and rough at the same time. I had her do one circle around the parking lot since there was no one else around. It was safe. I love seeing people's first reaction to driving a jeep. I was very happy she liked it. She could feel what I meant about the steering right away because it was all left turns she did. The coolest thing that happened I think was something we came across totally unexpected. We stopped over at one of the camp grounds and there was an old original 1941 Willys Jeep from WWII. It had the gun mounted on it and everything. A guy came up to me and told me they were filming a short movie. Wow, we had walked onto a movie set. Everyone was very nice and they let us go on the set. I mostly filmed but here is the cool pic I got.

I mentioned how cool this was to see a real classic and that this was my jeep's great great great great etc grandfather. Haha. He then said he had the great great great great great grandfather of my camera and showed me this.

This was just too cool. We were thrilled by all this. I took mostly video so I'll put that up at some point.

Then I took her to get food. We got Gator Bites to go at The Great Catch. We went to Publix and picked up some key lime pies. When we got home we had the gator bites, stir fried chayote, fries and for desert we had a white dragon fruit. We also taste tested an aloe mango drink. It was fun showing her a meal that was very Florida. The timing of an order I had placed on Amazon worked out perfectly too. The mail came and her gift arrived. I got her one of those creative journaling Bibles with pretty pictures inside you can color. So then we watched videos of Pastor Kim on youtube. That was a lot of fun. Then I showed her the games on my PS4. I showed her samples from Jurassic World Evolution, Saints Row 4 with Scary Fear, Dragon's Dogma with all my characters and Plague Inc Evolved. I'm very happy that Chris came home early too though he only had an hour with us. He got to play a little guitar for her. But finally she met him. It amused me how she said he was taller than she imagined. Yeah he's very tall. OH I also showed her my computer and my art and how I make art. I showed her some photoshop tricks and some of the stuff I was working on for my next pics. I also showed her my gardens and all the neat plants I grow. Then I had to drive back to Orlando to drop her back off. I was hoping to make it back home before it got dark but I didn't. The ride home could have been better. I'll make another post on that later.

I got home safely and I was beat. I'm still beat today. But we had so much fun. I had a great time. My voice did get tired like it does when I have so much fun with friends. But then I found out poor Chris has a cold. We went to bed.

Got up this morning and I told him he should stay home. He worked while sick and was in no condition to go out. That's ok I'd take care of him. So it was like another day off for us. I made hims soups, bought supplies today and also took care of sick Bullet. My two favorite patients. Poor things. I'm still beat too and taking it easy as well. We watched movies and youtube videos. We've been watching a lot of Austrailan Dash Cam. We love those. Funny enough though it's all bad examples of what not to do, we're finally starting to understand how to drive in Australia. Although I still don't understand round abouts and think they are scary and there are way too many over there. Luckily there are few in the US as we have intersections. The rest of the world should take note. Europe sucks when it comes to round abouts. Perhaps one day they'll modernize their streets.

So these past two days have been great for me.

The day from Peregrine's point of view.
Tags: friends, orlando, peregrine falcon lady
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