Here’s a hack you won’t find anywhere else!
When you are at a school library in Georgia and you are discussing the differences in plants and trees between the Florida Everglades and South Georgia, NEVER dispute a second-grader. For example, coconut trees in Georgia? Pay attention to the seven-year-old expert.
Readers always win.
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Did you ever think about when Santa Claus takes a vacation and where does he go?
While everyone else is busy thinking about Christmas and getting ready for a nice Christmas break, Santa Claus takes his holiday where it’s warm.
Rose and Landy found Santa Claus in Portugal, of course. Isn’t that where you’d go for a week’s vacation if you lived in the brisk, cold North Pole?
Santa sees you! But you already knew that, didn’t you?
#FlatRose took her new assignment as Marketing Assistant seriously at the I Heart Books signing event in Jacksonville, FL.
When folks stepped close enough to snitch a piece of candy, Rose directed them to the opportunity to be eligible for our drawing for a free book, Sweet Deal Sealed, and the opportunity to be among the first to know when The Girl Who Saw Clouds is published. Triple bonus!
She was a little embarrassed for the balloon creature that was supposed to be an alligator, according to the balloon guy. Rose was heard to whisper it looked more like an anteater.
We’re at the Hamfest in Waldo.
We had the primo spot! Right by the entrance where everyone said, “Good morning” when they walked in the door and next to the garbage can where everyone said, “Howyadoing?” when they dumped their trash.
Do you see #FlatRose?
You fill in the jokes. I’ll supply the words. Ready? GO!
I will be at the GARS Hamfest in Waldo tomorrow from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. I’ll be signing and selling Pink Baby Alligator and talking about Sweet Deals : Sealed and maybe The Girl Who Saw Clouds. #FlatRose will be there too.
And the best joke of all? It’s true – no joke!
Gainesville Amateur Radio Society Hamfest
14370 Kennard St. (First Baptist Church)
Waldo, Florida 32694
If you like electronics, gadgets, and books… might be worth the drive.
If your interest is piqued, then punch in the address and show up! Free parking and $7.00 per person entry fee.
ROSE AND THE JUMPING PARACHUTIST VETERANS DAY
Pink Baby Alligator went to the Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day. There were bands, speeches, organizations with information for veterans, and food. The smell of the burgers on the large smoky grill filled the air.
She helped staff the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society. Do you see her pointing at the skydiver in the sky? But best of all – The American Flags waving in the breeze.
To all our veterans, we salute you. Thank you for your service.
Rose was supposed to go with me to Kansas to a meeting. When I got there, I couldn’t find her. I looked all through my luggage. No Rose.
I asked some people at the meeting, “Have you seen Rose?”
“Rose who?” they asked, as they clutched their Pink Baby Alligator books.
I wanted to take a picture of Rose. With me. In Kansas. No Rose anywhere. Definitely not in Kansas.
On my flight home, I got a text.
“Found Rose. She couldn’t find pink flamingos to hide with so she hid in the pink flowers.”
There she is!
Rose absolutely loved Japan! Here are a few of her favorite pictures. And if anybody asks, she’s ready to go back anytime!
Most Excellent Tour Guide Kobe Port
Peacocks! That you, Petey? Origami Crane and a Robe
Nara Japan Nara Japan – Beautiful weather
On the boat – Port of Kobe Nice boat ride
Shopping, naturally! Roses for Rose. French Garden
Sea Eagle – Ueno Zoo Mama Gorilla
Tiger! Ueno Zoo Tokyo Tocho-ji Temple
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo Station Kobe Port Tower
Her Deer Friends
Flat Pink Baby Alligator is traveling in Japan. Mt. Fuji is awesome. At first, the peak seems to be another cloud, but then when you look again, there it is!
Flat Rose rode on a bus to go see Mt. Fuji.
Traveling in Japan is amazing!
Photography: Landy Jimenez
Pink Baby Alligator is helping Baron show off his new pool. He invited her to his Pool Party.
Ever the gentleman, Baron is encouraging Pink Baby Alligator to get into the pool. No really. The water’s not that cold. C’mon in!