With the exception of the little lizards, the only thing we saw this week was the blue heron and our resident black snake that slithers his way out from under the back deck and makes his way across the rocks and through the bushes. Rich saw the much larger black snake the other day, but in the picture below if you look closely, you'll see this smaller one making his way through the center of the azalea bushes
On Wednesday we invited Al and Barb over. Nothing fancy - we just ordered in a couple of pizza's from Pizza Hut and talked for a couple of hours, catching up on what we all did this summer! It's nice to have them back.
Friday night we met up with Nick and Tonyia at Chili's for dinner. We were supposed to go with them to the Tampa Rays ballgame a week or so ago, but I was not feeling well and had to back out. They've been very busy with their business this summer so we haven't been able to get together as often as we like. Nick chose the shrimp and steak fajitas, while the rest of us selected the enchiladas; Rich the beef and Tonyia and I the chicken. Got to remember NOT to sit in a booth there......the bench was so far away from the table that I could actually stand up and WALK out of the booth. And while we usually enjoy the food at Chili's, this time we both agreed that it was just OK. But the best part of the evening, of course, was being able to share it with good friends, and we always enjoy the time we spend with these two.