|Smooth Waters on the Caloosahatchee River (aka Fort Myers water front)|
Ok so I’m a day late in my greeting – it’s still a new year, right? And what a great time we’ve had in Ft. Myers…staying on our boat or at least in the marina while the land-based party goers had a great time! We had a wonderful time with Scott & Karen on DunRunnin – a true looper dinner of combining foods from each boat resulting in a feast fit for…well, us!
Then we played a card game named Garbage which was great because it required no skill or score keeping! Charlie won, of course!! And by the stroke of 9:30 we were back onboard The Lower Place ready for bed. I of course stayed up to see the fireworks from the fly bridge – nothing better than bringing in the New Year just steps from your own pillow!!
|A decorated River Boat cruising the river at midnight|
New Year’s Day I had a great walk downtown – early. It was so peaceful and surprisingly clean – no evidence of a big party! And we just had a quiet day at the marina for the most part. Friday 1/1/2021 we were invited to join Ben & Chantale on At Ease for a dinner and then walk the Edison Ford grounds to tour the Festival of Lights.
|The Children's Walking trail was fun for us too|
|So much work & very much appreciated|
|Bamboo in a different light (pun intended)|
|Mask required - even when fixing a sock wrinkle!|
|And there's danger wherever you go...|
WOW!! The displays were beautiful, creative and original. We were so happy to see everything and it was a gorgeous night for a walking tour…light breeze and 72°!
Of course, there’s ALWAYS a boat chore but most importantly is the weather! WOW!!! Windy and 85° - I walked to Publix and really thought about what I was buying because I had to walk back with my purchase! A mile can get long if you buy too many things. No problem…
The week is shaping up to be busy with visitors so I hope to remember to get a few pictures. But more importantly, I want to take time to be in the moment. Lessons learned in 2020 should be applied to 2021, don’t you think?? Embrace your weekend!!
|Sunset 1/1/2021 Aft deck on At Ease|
Stay healthy and God Bless