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.