Nancy's birthday began quietly. Except for a small bunch of balloons quietly placed at her motorhome's doorstep, nothing happened... Until 3 p.m.
As is customary with this group, Mark's golf cart would transformed into a Royal Carriage around 3 p.m. This time it would be decorated in all pink. Nancy looks good in pink.
The Birthday Queen must wear a crown. Luckily, Linda found one during a lunch outing last week. It would be a perfect fit for the Birthday Gal!
|For the longest time, our Birthday Queen wore her crown backward, but it didn't seem to cause bad luck.|
|A stop at the campground office prompts a microphoned singing of "Happy Birthday To You" -- mostly off key. |
Humiliation heaped upon embarrassment.
Nancy kept her chin up even though her cheeks were bright red.
|Janie (on the left) has another little surprise for our birthday girl. |
|An inflatable "Old Zone" walker was presented to the Birthday Queen.|
|I took this picture to show the Seminole Campground name.|
I couldn't resist the added caption to the "Bottom" of the photo.
Nobody laughs harder, longer or with more enthusiasm than Janie.
|Queen Nancy and her court.|
Front row, left to right, Janie, Queen Nancy and Louise.
Rear, left to right, Linda, Chery and me.
|Queen Nancy with her court jesters. |
Left to right, Rick, Mark, Russ, Dale, Ken, Wayne and Fran.
She wanted to have more guys in the photo but we ran out of $5 bills.
|The elongated birthday kiss from hubby. |
Awww, stop it already or get a room.
|As usual the birthday ends with calorie consumption. Tonight it's cake and ice cream 'round the campfire.|
|We're at Barefoot Beach Preserve in Collier County.|
The beach was very nice and clean and we had a beautiful day -- low 80's and plenty of sunshine.
|The only bad thing about our day to the beach today will be the Red Tide Condition. |
We were all bothered by coughing, sneezing and slight headache.
|That's Wayne on the boardwalk.|
|Russ and Cheryl must leave Wednesday morning and go home to Ohio. |
This is a farewell visit to the beach with them. We're all sad to see them leave.
|Louise working hard on her tan.|
|Linda anointing herself with sunscreen.|
Dale sits gracefully in his beach chair...looking for something to eat, no doubt.
I took this picture to show him I can see up his pants legs.
|Pretty much the whole gang.|
|Janie, Mark and me. |
No, I will NOT wear a swimsuit.
|Russ nearly caught himself a girlfriend... |
Yeah Russ.... like we won't be telling Cheryl.
Cheryl..... oh Cheryl....
|Russ wearing his "shark teeth"|
|The Birthday Queen must be crowned. |
Because I have "hat hair" already, I cannot come out with a bare head.
The Queen must also wear leis. They itch.
| Janie perched behind the wheel and ready to roll.|
Joyce (in pink shirt in the background) is my Royal Photographer
With iced tea in hand, I prepare myself for whatever they do to me.
|This time the Birthday Queen (me) must stand, iced tea in hand, and wave to the throngs of her dedicated public, who will, I am sure, be lined up 10 deep along the roadside just waiting for glimpse of this royal motorcade.|
|Because I didn't appear to be humiliated enough, Janie took an extra lap or two around the campground, horn honking. All this after a very loud public loudspeaker "Happy Birthday" singing. I wanted to crawl under the dirt but kept a brave face.|
|The Birthday Queen is assisted off the royal carriage.|
|Dale and Linda. Dale is wearing the Birthday Queen Crown.|
Stubbornly, I stayed inside and insisted they eat birthday pies without me. To my dismay, they ate my entire coconut cream birthday pie, leaving just a small piece each of peach and chocolate cream pie.
I think I'm being repaid for that prank last week.....
Happy Birthday to Nancy, Happy Birthday to Me and Goodbye to Cheryl and Russ .... till next year.
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