Saturday, August 29, 2009


We went to one of our favorite, down and dirty, north Florida restaurants tonight.

I decided to give Matteo a chance to boost his immune system by sitting him up to the (very seasoned) table.

Fried pickles and an all-out seafood boil were presented.

Interesting signage and large, semi-aquatic carnivorous reptiles were also on hand.

Luca wasn't concerned with the scenery - but he sure liked the crustaceans.

We ate our fill and headed on out to our next adventure.

Ida's dad owns about ten acres of land somewhere between the restaurant and our house, so we decided to stop by to say hi to the horses.

This is Sally. She's as gentle as gentle can be.

Ida's dad helped Luca give Sally a snack.

Horse and boy bonded.

Matteo was there, too. But, he just watched from the comfort of Lori's hip.

Then, Ida took Luca on a walk to survey the land...

...and to check in on Largo the horse and T-Bone the bull - who weren't feeling very social tonight.

By the end of the visit, Luca was spent - and needed a little help getting back to the car...

...and was asleep before he was even buckled in.


Cecily said...

Oh, honey, what a beautiful and sad story. Thank you for sharing it.

I wish I'd had something to bury of my two boys. :(

StephLove said...

I'm glad you had a place to leave her and the plaque is lovely.