Friends For Life: In Gatorland.
I'm here in Orlando for the Children With Diabetes Friends for Life conference, meeting plenty of families affected by diabetes, learning a ton at the different educational sessions, and catching up with some of my favorite d-bloggers. Like Sara. And David and Elizabeth (and their adorable daughter). And Mandy, bless her heart. And Bennet. And my favorite speedracer, Charlie Kimball.
So many inspiring people. And so many cool sights.
Not to mention (but I just did) that Chris and I saw an alligator hanging out mere feet from where people were dining. Yes, we were taken aback, even though we should have known better, since the whole state of Florida seems to be infested with alligators. (According to Sara, anyway, who told us that any body of water smaller than a Cadillac would most likely house them gators.) We're from RI, guys. We know plenty about woodland creatures and furry friends, but alligators? That's a whole different experience entirely. Squirrels forage for nuts. Alligators seem to forage for children.
It's the 10th year for Friends for Life, and I'm proud to be a part of this experience. But there's no time to recap yet. I'll have plenty to share next week once we're home, but for now, I'm off until Tuesday and I'm going to Disney World!!!