Sunday, January 31, 2010

oh, Fransson Paintbox Quilt Along Weeks 6 and 7 and Busch Gardens

My pictures are all in different places than I wanted, but I give up, they are where they are. The other day DH and I decided to go to Busch Gardens Tampa, as our passes were about to expire, and even though we have lived in Florida for years and years, we had never been. The freezes that we have had recently weren't kind to their flora, but they brought in some new flowers to cheer the place up.

We didn't get to see a whole lot, as we were only there a few hours, but DH did get to see the gorillas, he's always been partial to them. It was funny to watch them, as they reminded me of humans, daddy would do something, and then the little guy would have to do it, too. (Not DH, the other little guy)

We took the train ride, and passed the restaurant where we ate dinner. The food was so so, but the restaurant was very nice. Below, are the stairs leading up to the restaurant. When we ate I had to take the requip that I take for my restless legs, so I was having a tired attack by the time we finished, and didn't get any pictures of the actual upstairs. Unfortunately, then I just needed to go home, and slept all the way while my husband drove.

This fellow was at the beginning of the park and really seemed to enjoy his job.
(this note goes with the gentleman on stilts)

Blocks, 43 through 50 and 51 through 58 of the Paintbox Quilt Along. I'm getting there. It's really strange to be ahead for a change.


scraphappy said...

Your Paintbox blocks are looking great. There are so many of them, how big will the quilt be when it is done? It is great that you are finally getting to see Busch Gardens, it is easy to overlook some of the attractions and put off seeing them knowing that you can do it at any time.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures. The paintbox blocks are looking great!

Amy said...

great pics of Busch :0) Thanks for sharing----my children are CLOSE to talking me (us) into taking a vacation in Florida this summer.

BUT, you have me COMPLETELY intrigued and SOLD on this Fransson Paintbox quilt. I simply ADORE your blocks, so I'm off to see if I can find the beginning on the quilt-along.