We had a wonderful trip while visiting my dad and family in Florida. As much as we would have liked to have seen everyone, time was just not on our side! Hopefully our next trip we will be able to spend more time.
My husband and I love the beach and Florida has some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches around! We stayed on Treasure Island, right on the beach. We love waking up and having our first cup of coffee on the shore. The Dolphins and Manatees are usually out that early and it is fun to watch. During our stay we did end up meeting a sweet bird named Gordy.
Gordy ended up being my husband’s fishing buddy! His family can be found in North and Central America, however Gordy lives on Treasure Island, Florida. I am not an expert, but I think Gordy told me he was a Great Blue Heron. We met Gordy while my husband was
Last time we were here, Gordy’s cousin Eucalyptus stole my husband’s bag of fish. So Rick was very watchful of Gordy, although this time Rick’s bag was empty, so I am not sure what all the fuss was about!!
Gordy stayed right by Rick and I while he fished. It was so sweet how he stood there patiently waiting. As the sun grew higher in the sky Gordy got hotter! He started to pant a little and pull out his wings to cool down, I was starting to get worried. I didn’t want the poor thing to pass out while waiting for Rick to finally catch something!
Oh wait, Rick caught a fish!! Gordy was so excited, he started to pace back and forth, waiting for Rick to give him the fish. Rick was so proud of his catch, I was hoping he was still going to give it to Gordy. After all he waited all this time.
But wait, oh no… I can’t believe it, Rick dropped the fish and he got away. You should have seen Gordy’s face, poor baby. Rick tried to explain that his hands were too slippery, that maybe it wasn’t a good fish anyway for Gordy to eat, that the sun got in his eyes, that the wave almost knocked him down and what else could he do?
Gordy was so disappointed. He had been waiting for hours there. He started to walk towards the rocks. I didn’t think he would jump, but would he? Was he that upset? Was he now thinking that just maybe he had picked the wrong
I begged him to stop, that it wasn’t worth it. I told him that there were other fishermen out there that would gladly share their catch with him. He just looked at me and flew away!
He did come back later. I am not sure, but I think he must have been watching from a shady spot, because Rick did catch a few fish. Gordy was right there ready for his treat. This time Rick was careful not to drop them!