Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 126  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Wednesday, December 29, 2010


A quiet day on the boat – cleaning, laundry, and a trip to Publix for groceries.   We rented a movie and had dinner on board.

Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

Day 125  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

 Karen, Brittany, Lisa, Lori, and Steve at Parrot Key

Brittany and Lisa on the beach at The Mucky Duck

Another day with friends from the Quad Cities – Steve Cotton, Lori, Lisa, Karen and Brittany Lambert picked us up in their rental car about noon.   We went to lunch at Parrot Key in Fort Myers and then drove out to The Mucky Duck restaurant on Captiva Island.  However, the holiday traffic was heavy, and it took a long time to reach our destination.  Since Lisa had to catch a 5:30 flight back home, we didn’t stay long.  But it was interesting to see the huge mansions on Captiva. 
Steve dropped us off at West Marine, and the rest of the group continued to the airport.  We got some supplies and then caught the trolley back to Snook Bight. 
The Iowa versus Missouri bowl game started at 10:00 Eastern time, so I was sleeping by the time it was over.  Jim stayed up to the end and cheered the Hawkeyes on to a 27 – 24 victory.   Go Hawks!        
Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

Day 124  Snook Bight Marina, 
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Monday, December 27, 2010
 Anita's birthday at Corie and Mike's townhouse

Brenda, Jim, Michaela, Mike, Anita, Corie, Bob 

Brenda's first mojito

Mike and Corie generously loaned us their car for the day so we were able to get a lot of things done – including hair appointments for both of us, shopping at Walgreens, and a stop at Walmart.  About 5:30 we arrived at Mike and Corie’s beautiful townhouse at Fort Myers.  Everyone had cocktails, and Corie, Michaela, and I had pinot grigio.  It was Anita’s birthday, so we celebrated with dinner at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille.  We found seats at the bar while we waited for our table.  Michaela was sitting a few seats down from me.   The bar was very noisy, and I thought that she asked if I wanted a pinot grigio, so I said yes.   Oops!  I was surprised to discover that she had asked if I wanted a mojito!  (Okay.  Stop the old people with bad hearing jokes!)  I had never had one, but it turned out to be delicious!  As Corie said, when you’re in a rum bar, you have to drink rum!           
Jim and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner compliments of Gussie and Bailes – they sent us a gift certificate to Doc Ford’s for Christmas!  Perfect!  It was a fun dinner with surprise birthday cake for dessert to celebrate Anita’s birthday.   A great day!  

Total miles: 0       Total bridges: 0       Total locks:  0

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