Friday, February 6, 2015

Ahhh - sunshine and warmth!

It's official - we are definitely snowbirds.  As much as we love being "home" and other places the rest of the year, we enjoy staying warm in the winter.  As I've said in the past, I really miss the mountains while in FL but there are plenty of things to keep us busy.

a great paddle down the Peace River with Rita Morgan

I've said this how many times before?  It's a SMALL world!  While in Punta Gorda we made a quick stop on the Harbor for our first view of the water this year.  As we're standing there I recognize two people riding by on their bikes and yell out their names - Brooke and Pete!  They are down from Lititz, PA for several months in the winter.  We couldn't remember the last time we've seen each other (in PA) but it's been at least 10 years or more.  What are the chances we run into each other in FL?!  They play pickleball so we hope to get together for a game or two and to catch up.

friends from Lititz, PA - Pete and Brooke - chance meeting in FL

a day on Gasparilla Island

Moxie loves cruising around FL in her bike basket
a little hiking in a local State Park

Moxie loves chasing the birds on the dog beach

"Times Square" in Fort Myers Beach
I was a little worried about Moxie getting enough exercise since there are no woods in our area for her to chase squirrels and deer.  We found a great dog park and met some wonderful ladies I connected with.  As always, it's hard to say goodbye but we're planning on meeting again soon.
Moxie and Jackson

Great girls days out
Kathy (lives in FL) and Cathy (winters in FL from Truro, New Brunswick)

Cathy and her kids, Esme and Alezan

Kathy and Jackson

Lunch in Matlacha

Pine Island

We are on Pine Island until 2/18 then we move to Venice for 2 weeks.  

Til next time...Happy Trails!

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog! Was great spending time together last night!