Kevin O’Brien the mechanic showed up at Sao at 0800 with the work order. He and Andy discussed a few of the things that need fixing while I pulled in the slides. Kevin drove Sao into the garage bay and we rode along. Then he got to work and we got in the car.
It was a most excellent day. We drove down I-75 to Palm Harbor, near Tarpon Springs, to visit Cissy. You know what people say about real friends? I’ve seen it on Facebook many times. They say years can pass and when you see each other again, it’s just like old times. That’s how it was today. We just talked for hours, catching up on the interim.
Cissy has been busy the past year or so getting her new house remodeled and decorated. It is beautiful and someone should make a house magazine article about it. And, wouldn’t you know it? I forgot to take my camera with me to document it. Duh.
We went out to lunch at Bon Apetit on the gulf inland waterway and ate outside on a lovely deck. On the way back home Cissy drove us around her community showing us all the amenities (golf courses, gym, spa, tennis club, seven swimming pools, and more). It is beautiful. Andy was impressed because one of big pro golf tournaments is played there on the Copperhead course. We saw the famed snake-pit water hazard as we drove by.
Cissy has two small spoiled dogs. I was tempted to put Sophie in the car with me when Cissy wasn’t looking. And Paco? He just jumped right in when Andy opened his door. Just before we got into the car to leave, I remembered that I had my tablet and could take some pictures with that. Unfortunately, all I could see in the screen was myself and couldn’t figure out how to change it. I just aimed blindly and got this picture of Cissy and Andy at our car.
Andy was looking at Paco and not the camera. My next picture turned out completely black. I don’t know why.
Cissy took the tablet and tried to figure it out with no success. Studying the buttons, or more exactly, lack of buttons:
So she tried the blind method too and almost got it.
Then she got this one. Nice work Cissy!
Yes, it was a fun day with plenty of laughter and a happy ending. I’ll have to make sure we don’t wait as long to get together again as we did this time.