It is time in our schedule to slow down and start to enjoy the Florida weather for the winter. The Holiday season is upon us and this will be the first time that we are going to spend the entire winter outside of Michigan. Val and I both feel it is a bit hard to get into the holiday spirit with the warmer weather and lack of the season changes. When we watch the weather reports of back home, it is not hard to remember what the past 60 years of Michigan winters are like. It is obvious to us why so many people are snow birds and spend the winters down here.
We had a great visit by Eric, Matt and Wyatt over the Thanksgiving weekend and had a nice visit with Val's dad Bob after that in Titusville. For Thanksgiving dinner, our boating friends, Maggie and Roger from Lk. Saint Clair invited us to their house on Cape Coral.
The Legacy Harbor in downtown Fort Myers is a favorite Looper Stop and it is a short walk to the downtown district. It was a great place for the visit from the young men. We took a nice boat ride to South Seas Resort on Captiva Island for a relaxing day on the beach and pool. The next day Eric, Matt, and I took the boat out for a full day of fishing on the Caloosahatchee River while Val got to spend time with Wyatt at the pool and shopping.
After two weeks at the Legacy, on December 9th, we set off for the Pink Shell Marina near Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island. This is a nice resort with two pools, a beach on the Gulf, 1 mile from Fort Myers Beach and a trolley that will take you anywhere for 75 cents. Our boat was docked on the other side of the resort on the North Estero Bay Intercoastal where we watched all the pleasure craft, shrimp boats, and the Key West Express go by daily. The dinghy got a lot of use going to Roger and Maggie's place, local restaurants, Sanibel Island, and Lovers Key.
Our plan is to travel by car to Bob's for Christmas in Titusville and move our boat to Marco Island on the December 29th.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Sea Major.