Thursday, July 19, 2012
Morning Walk on Estero Island (day six)
I was instantly covered with blood sucking mosquitoes.
On my cut back to the beach, I discovered a sweet little lane paralleling the beach road but back a block and secluded. This is the Florida I remember from visits to my folks when they lived on Sanibel Island...little cottages dating from the 20's-60s and many are still there and lived in.
We have our favorite neighbors from the old neighborhood here coming for dinner. The four of us, Ed and Deb, E and me, survived more than one hurricane together, signaling across the street to make sure the other couple was aok. We'd make the coffee on our grill in the mornings (we lost all power each time for at least 5 days), cook dinners together and celebrate the return of power each time.
"Good people like Ed and Deb don't come along every day. I did my longest bike ride ever (and probably one of Deb's shortest...lol) when she and I biked the 17 mile route on Gaspirilla Island...with a couple of beach bar stops for refreshments, of course. And we were stared down by one a huge iguana! Oh, and then there was the Christmas decoration competition...each year we would do more and more hoping one year to catch up to Ed and Deb. I miss this.
Busy week coming up starting tomorrow...Susie and Justin arrive tomorrow evening; Sat. Jadee, her mom, her two girls, Cheryl and John, Kelly and Jill and their little guy all arrive here. Sunday, Kristen and Chris arrive with my oh so darling Grands, Justin and Susie have to depart. Monday, our lovely Linda arrives and our Week 29 is complete...with five friend filled days to go. We are missing Kim and Mitch and thank them so much for offering their larger unit to Chris and Kristen for the week. Soon, Ms Kim...soon.
Watch for our traditional "Toast to the Working People" ...one of the oldest traditions of Week 29...let the fun begin.