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Late Afternoon in DeLuna Park

One of the great joys of living in Pensacola is seeing our grandson often. Yesterday, we were picking him up and keeping him until dinner, so we decided to take him to run in the fountains, only to discover that the fountains stop at 5 on Mondays – Wednesdays, and run until 8 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. No problem – there is always something going on to thrill a two years old’s heart.

Yesterday, it was a tug-boat bringing in a huge dredger, with CRANES! Our two year old is all-boy. He loves car words, and truck words, and words like bulldozer, and pick-up, and CRANES. Watching the tugboat bring in the dredger thrilled his heart.

The crane lowers a cage onto the deck:

The pelicans are enthralled; the churning engines stir up fish and make finding supper easy pickings:

And then, chasing the pigeons! Where do they get the energy? A two-year-old can chase pigeons endlessly!


April 17, 2012 - Posted by | Adventure, Aging, Beauty, Cultural, Entertainment, Exercise, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Florida, Living Conditions, Parenting, Pensacola


  1. Your little guy is fascinated by all the same stuff I am (except pigeons!).

    Comment by momcatwa | April 18, 2012 | Reply

  2. We love it when he shouts “CRANES!” His vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds, but the words he loves the most have to do with transportation and heavy equipment, LOL! You, too?

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 18, 2012 | Reply

  3. I’m all about trains, planes and automobiles…and ships.

    Comment by momcatwa | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  4. Sounds like an opening line for a song . . . trains, and boats and planes, for someone else – may mean a trip to Paris or Rome . . . 😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  5. As I sat in my living room today enthralled with watching the landscapers do serious work with a great excavating machine on caterpiller runners in my front yard I was wishing I could share it with your little guy. There it was, up front and personal. It had big jaws that were pulling up stumps and large bushes. I got nothing done today but enjoyed the show immensely!

    Comment by momcatwa | April 20, 2012 | Reply

  6. OMG, he would have LOVED it! He would have been – like you – enthralled!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 20, 2012 | Reply

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