Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pink Saturday - Visitor from Gainesville

People! Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presenting for your Pleasure.

One of my granddaughters lives in Gainesville and attends the University of Florida. That's 325 miles away from us. She came to South Florida with a busload of Gators on a field trip. They were booked at a youth hostel on South Beach, but because we live close by, we zipped over there so that she could visit with us. She spent one of the nights with us, and we drove her back early the following morning. Here's a picture of the front of the not-the-best hotel. Do you notice something Pink?



Ah, yes! It's a giant Pink flamingo with Pink background walls and a dirty Pink sidewalk. (How Florida!)



Here's our pretty Caeil (KAY-lee) on the right with her friend, Kelly yesterday. Caeli is wearing a Pink backpack and carrying a Pink bag. She's our daughter's oldest and a delight to her grandparents.



59 comments:

Kris said...

That is one big flamingo, but pretty in pink as usual.

Happy PS

Kris

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY SMILINGSAL,
NOW YOU KNOW ME BEING FROM OKLAHOMA I WOULD BE TAKING LOTS OF PINK PICTURES OF THE PINK FLAMINGO ON THE DIRTY PINK SIDEWALK.....SAY THAT 10 TIMES FAST
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

xinex said...

Yep, very Florida! I see them a lot at Busch Gardens in Tampa. We have season passes. You know Sal, my son is a Gator too, graduated from UF also. We used to have a duplex there where he lived in one unit and we rented out the other so we used to go there a lot. But we sold it after he graduated since my 2 daughters did not want to go there...Christine

xinex said...

Oooop, I forgot to say that your granddaughter is very pretty!..Christine

Judith said...

wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of that flamingo :) and what attractive smiling young ladies. Judith

♥ Kathy said...

Aww your granddaughter is beautiful Sally and I love that flamingo! Happy Saturday ♥

Honeycombmama said...

Definately very Floridian:) Have a great Saturday my friend
Gina Jo

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is such a cool pink visitor!


~ Gabriela ~

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I don't think I've ever seen such a big pink flamingo before! I would love to have seen that in person.

What a sweet granddaughter! I'm glad you were able to spend some precious time with her.

Kady

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Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That's one heck of a pink Flamingo...lol...but that is also one heck of a beautiful Granddaughter, know you are proud of her.
Molly

Light and Voices said...

Pink Flamingos always make me smile. Happy Pink Saturday.
Joyce

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

'Morning Sally,
Happy Pink Saturday! I love pink flamingos. Nice that you got to visit with your granddaughter.

Blessings,
Sandi

~♥~ Monica S said...

real life flamingoes are pretty aren't they!??.
Your granddaughter looks like a sweetaheart... and I'm sure she is!

Have a nice weekend Sally

Monica

Raggedy Girl said...

Your girl is too sweet looking and I love the touches of pink. That Flamingo is way beyond any I have ever seen.

Clocks Spring Forward Tonight
So Here Comes Spring
from Roberta Anne

Barbara H. said...

Glad you got to visit with your granddaughter!

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweet Smiling One! Oh, what a cute flamingo there! But your granddaughter is much cuter! How nice they came for a visit. I'll bet you fed them well.
Now, Dear Sallyness, I can't poke everything into the dishwasher and I really wash everything off before I put it in the dishwasher, so this is my little helper.

be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Judi said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sally
Wasn't that great that you could spend that time with your granddaughter. She looks so sweet..lovely picture.
I do see the pinkness...
have a lovely day Sally
Judi

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, How great you got to hang out with your granddaughter - she's such a cutie - Hope you had the best time! ~ Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Morning, Sally!

Look at that giant flamingo! He's neat! Love him! LOL! And I laughed at your sidewalk comment. That would be me, too! ;-)

Love the pic of your cute granddaughter with her pink backpack. She's a doll and so is her friend.

Love to you and Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Riet said...

Great flamingo and what a pretty granddaughter you have. Happy pink Saturday

Sit-N-Chat said...

Nice flamingo. Not scary, no, it won't hurt me...
How nice to get to visit your granddaughter and friends.
Have a great day.

Jennifer

Terri said...

I wonder if my neighbors would have any objection to me having a bunch of these as my lawn ornaments. ;)


Happy Pink Day!!

Fifi Flowers said...

That is ine BIG pink flamingo!
Looks and sounds like a FUN time... ENJOY!
Fifi

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, what a big huge pink flamingo! I think I need that for my yard! LOL Your grand daughter looks like a sweetie! Aren't grand daughter's the best?
Happy Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful "Pink Saturday" Sally... And I know you were tickled pink just to see her. Beautiful granddaughter.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cathy said...

Your granddaughter is very pretty, Sally. I'm glad you got to see her.

Elizabeth said...

I'd want to get my picture taken with that flamingo! Glad you were able to spend some time with your granddaughter.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sally, that is one huge Pink flamingo.... Your granddaughter Caeil is adorable ... I am glad you got to visit with her...it makes my day to spend time with the grands!!
Have a good week-end. Hugs, Baba

Beverly said...

Your very own pink granddaughter - she is a cutie. Tell her to watch out for those flamingos. ;-)

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally.

jeanne said...

Sally, Caeli is so pretty and cute with her pink in that photo. I think you know three of our kids graduated from UF. Yeah Caeli, go gators. She must be a pretty smart girl because it very hard to be accepted in that college these days. I loved the hotel and the flamingo too. I bet those kids had a grand time.

Thank you for your sweet comment about our poodle. I cried my eyes out writing that post. I am sure your little guy you found was just as special.
Have a great Pinkie day.

Hugs...Jeanne

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

pink flamingos always make me smile!

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Susan said...

pretty flamingo...and beautiful granddaughter! Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday in the spring, with all the little bunnies, and kitties, and chickies has me on a cute and sweet high! I ♥ spring!

Thanks so much for sharing this week. Each and every blog makes me smile or jot down a recipe or think, "I can do that" or "I need to buy that" or gee, "I think I need to paint and clean!"

Amy said...

Love the pink flamingo!

April said...

What a gorgeous granddaughter you n have, Sally! This was the perfect post for Pink Saturday...have a good one!

Lara Gisela said...

Beautiful granddaughter! Thanks for sharing these photos.

JudyBug said...

That would just be hilarious to have wouldn't it?

JudyBug

Becky said...

I actually like the flamingo, lol. He would stick out like a sore pink thumb here.

Linda said...

You are right...flamingos are so FL. I sure miss our trips to Daytona and Jacksonville.

Ruthie said...

You can't go wrong with a pink flamingo!
Happy Pink Saturday.

Killlashandra said...

The pink flamingo is cute! Glad they had a good time. :)

Tomarie said...

Your Caeil is beautiful!! I bet she was glad to be able to visit with y'all. Pink flamingo is cute! :-) L~

TRES BELLE said...

What a huge flamingo. You have a very lovely granddaughter. Aren't they (and I mean boys and girls) just the greatest pleasure grandparents can have? Gotta love em'

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
Flamingos have really grown on me lately! LOL I used to think they were tacky, but now I kinda like them, and may add one or two to my garden!

Your granddaughter is a doll.
Diane

Jennifer said...

I love it! Thank You for sharing!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

caren said...

Loving your pink Flamingos! Happy Pink Saturday!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Pretty granddaughter Sally. That sure is a big flamingo !

kbbryant said...

That's one big and pink flamingo! How sweet to be able to spend time with a granddaughter.

Kathy b

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
I love pink flamingos, and I love Florida!

bj said...

Such a little beauty...I know how much you enjoyed seeing her....

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

gosh that flamigo is taller than me! hehehehehe happy pink saturday! have a great weekend..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love that giant flamingo! And what a pretty granddaughter you have. laurie

Charli and me said...

Your Caeil is beautiful Sally! Don't you just love spending time with the grandchildren?

Neas Nuttiness said...

Love that flamingo - I'd stick it in my yard!

playsdolls said...

What a big flamingo,your Caeil is a beautiful girl,you all must be very proud of her.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sally...what fun to get to see your granddaughter! Looks like they had a good time on their trip. Cute Pink Sat. post! :-) Susan

Deanna said...

Hi Sally,
wow, that is one tall Pink flamingo!


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Deanna :D