When our new friends, Art and Betty, asked if we wanted to go on a boat ride we were quick to say yes. What a great day we had on their boa!. We left from the Lover’s Key State Park boat ramp headed toward Fort Myers Beach along the bay. It wasn’t long before we spotted a few dolphins parting the waters and leaving a wake behind them.
We were also able to admire the nesting Ospreys foraging for fresh sushi in the bay waters. The beautiful tangle of mangroves all along the shoreline offered refuge for the various egrets,herons and the occasional ruddy duck. Then on the other side of the bay it was populated with condos and homes from all types of socioeconomic classes. Many of the homes had huge screened lanai’s with pools and/or hot tubs in the enclosures.
After a few hours of boating and sightseeing along the bay, we stopped and had a nice lunch at one of the waterfront cafes. The food was okay but nothing exceptional however the cold beers were pretty tasty… After lunch we took the leisurely boat ride back to Lover’s Key. The three of us had a great time boating.. What a great day…Thanks to our new friends from Michigan, Art and Betty!
These past few days have been a flurry of other activities and on a few of those days we found Katie asleep on the couch. The old folks are wearing her out! We are so happy to have her here making good memories and giving her a great vacation before she goes back home to start graduate school.The new year is right around the corner so Katie and Sharon are planning for a fun New Year’s Eve… Before we know it will no longer be 2013 as 2014 is approaching. We wish all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year from down here in Bonita Springs, Florida! Cheers!!!