My First Christmas in Florida 2009

Florida Fort Myers Hitty Gale

By Hitty Gale

As you may know, I was carved by Gale Lyons from Naples Florida.  That makes me a native Floridain or a "Florida Cracker".  I came to live with my Hitty friends and sisters a few months ago.

Florida residents don't need snow to celebrate the season.  Not long after Halloween, we begin to see Christmas decorations in the stores and we find ourselves singing along with the Carols and Christmas songs playing in the background.

The Shell Factory Fort Myers Florida

One day, we went to the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers.  This is a popular tourist stop in my area.  It is said to have the largest shell collection in the world.  You can see and learn about shells from around the world in the museum and you can buy shells to take home. 

The Shell Factory Fort Myers Florida


In the Christmas Shop (open all year around) I met Santa in disguise.  He was taking a short vacation before he had to start Christmas deliveries.

Hitty with Santa on his vacation

I had my picture taken with a couple of his elves.  They were excited to tell me I was going to get something I would really enjoy for Christmas. 

Hitty with Christmas Elves

I wonder how they knew I was gettinga new bed?  

Hitty's Christmas Bed

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