Left Bob and Diane's place about 9:00 a.m. and headed to Spring Lake to see Lynn and Debbie. Arrived a little eary (Debbie was preparing lunch) so I tried to download a bunch of of pictures from the camera that you saw on the previous post. Kept screwing up, finally discovered the camera battery was almost dead and kept quitting. Gave up and drove on to Lynn and Debbies.
I didn't get a picture of their house, but Lynn and Debbie have really fixed up the place. They remodeled and added a bedroom which is about 50x50 and a living room about the same size (lol) and a big office for Lynn and a closet the size of most peoples' bedrooms. Great job, you two. Debbie fixed a terrific meal straight out of Texas. (She's a Texas gal.) We all really enjoyed the meal (including the fried okra and tomatos from her garden). After filling up on peach pie (Georgia peaches of course), we took a tour of Lynn's garage and saw his '65 Chevy pickup and 65 Ford hardtop. The Ford is in perfect shape (and runs too). He has another one outside that is ready for the restoration process. Three hours flew by and the time arrived that we needed to hit the road. Thank you Debbie and Lynn for your great hospitality and wonderful conversation.
Leaving Lynn and Debbie's, we drove on down I-75 to Naples. PJ and I lived here for about three years while working on a software project here. I forgot how nice the place is and we started recalling memories (like old folks do) of things that we did here and what a great time of our lives. We are staying at the Cove Inn (on the water on Naples Bay and connected to the Municipal dock).
The view from our room
Another view from our room
Today (Monday) we got up and went directly to the boat. We loaded up, backed out of the small canal, turned into the main canal and headed out to the river, then the gulf. Marcella got to see Sanibel Island and Captiva Island from the water. She had been there many times, but this was a new look at them. The old drawbridge to the islands has been replaced with a 'sailboat' bridge (fixed bridge with the centerpoint with about 60 feet clearance for sailboats).
The new Sanibel bridge from the Calooskahatchee river headed to the Gulf.
We took Marcella to one of our favorite marina restaurants for lunch. She had conch chowder (manhatten style). Outside the restaurant was a 'pirate ship' that can be rented for parties, cruises, etc.
The pirate ship from our lunch place (Parrot Key)
Seems like I mention eating a lot doesn't it. We do a lot of things, but we always wind up eating somewhere !!