Thursday, December 17, 2015

Katie visiting during her Christmas Break…

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Well it is great to be back blogging and I am sure grateful for the bunch of energetic coders out there who took on the task of upgrading Window’s deprecated product Windows Live Writer. Now that Open Live Writer is working with blogger and there are creative people interested in making it not only work but improving it I am anxious to see what improvements there will be in the near future.

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So, what have we been up to? Well our daughter flew into Punta Gorda about a week ago and we have been having fun showing her the sights and sounds of Bontia Springs. Katie is on break from her Doctor of Physical Therapy Schooling at Campbell University and has been looking forward to spending some time on the beach with us in south Florida.


Not to disappoint we spent a few days of beach time at Barefoot Beach Preserve. We did a little shelling,I did a little fishing, and the girls went for long beach walks. I finally landed something big enough to eat equalling about a pound of Gaftopsail catfish filets that will make for some tasty fish tacos. With the cost of my $50 out-of-state fishing license it means I paid $50 per pound for the fish I have caught so far.  I sure have some work to do to reduce that price down to 4 or 5 bucks per pound…


Katie is also having fun getting involved with pickleball and some of the other park activities. She had never played pickleball before but with her athletisism she picked up the sport right away, Katie has always been a natural at anything having to do with eye hand coordination. She is especially having fun thowing bean bags at the weekly competition held here at Imperial Bonita Estates each Wednesday evening. In the days ahead we plan some trips for biking, kayaking, visiting the dog races, Naples and of course some other beaches.  


There have been daily requests for me cook a lot of Katie’s favorites so I have made her some Texas Carnitas, some Cajun Red Beans and Rice as well as some Texas smoked baby backed ribs. Sharon chipped in some homemade southern biscuits and sausage gravy so yep, we are spoiling her! She really seems to be enjoying her well deserved 3 week winter break. We plan to do the same for our son and his family when we get back through Texas in the Spring…


  1. What a great time you two always have with Katie. Merry Christmas.

  2. My dad loved to fish but it was the big fish he was after -- salmon, halibut. However, he always said it was cheaper to buy it than to try to catch it yourself. I think you've discovered that too.

  3. Enjoy your time with Katie, in the warm Florida sunshine.

  4. Katie seems to be fitting right into the old folks rv park life. :) She is the opposite of my. My hand eye coordination has always been terrible.

    Yeah, you are really going to have to catch some more fish. $50 a pound is pretty high. I think Al paid that much for one lobster once too.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog regarding the 403 error message. I went to the link, and had to tweak it a little but after 3-4 attempts, my blog went through. I need to do the same thing with my other blogs, but I'm afraid if I do, it will screw up the one that's working.

    Anyway, thanks for your help! Merry Christmas.