It is amazing how much the 4 of us have improved our game and volleys since we started playing together about 2 weeks ago. All of us can't seem to get enough. If our bodies would allow it, we would play several times a day, but the knees, backs, etc. tell us that just wouldn't be a good idea!!! We played until 12:30 and then headed back to the CG to shower.
By 1:15 the men had loaded our bikes and we drove out to Nokomis Beach, got on our bikes, and rode along the beautiful Casey Key Road. You get to enjoy the homes, beach, Gulf, and the gorgeous landscaping so much more when you are riding bike instead of driving in a car.
|The view along Casey Key Road is just spectacular!|
|Not a bad place to ride bike!|
|Just one of the huge mansion along the ride.|
What an entrance and the landscaping isn't
bad either! This castle type home is FOR SALE
at only $15.9 Million! Thought you might
have an interest!
|Just another typical home!|
|This one is just being built!|
After 4 1/2 miles we arrived at the Casey Key Fish House where Ken was able to get his 1st Grouper Sandwich during this trip to Florida. Imagine, 22 days in Florida and no grouper sandwich! It was starting to really "affect" him! He was one happy camper when his beautiful blackened grouper sandwich was served. Hallelujah!!!
|This is one of Ken's favorite places to eat and we have|
shared it with so many friends and fellow campers!
|Not a bad looking blackened grouper sandwich!|
After eating our delicious lunch we went to the large Tiki Hut Bar they have on their property and enjoyed relaxing in the Adirondack chairs overloooking the Intracoastal Waterway! Even our feet were happy!
|Relaxing at the Tiki Hut!|
|Maybe we did too much physical activity today!|
We rode back to Nokomis Beach and then about 1/2 mile further to the North Jetty. Back to the car and then as a reward for our 10 mile bike ride with the wind in our faces "both directions" (at least it seemed that way!), we treated ourselves to some homemade ice cream. It was an extremely windy day, but still so nice!
|This home has a marble stairway and marble trim|
around the windows!
|How beautiful, peaceful,|
|The homes on the left side of this road overlook|
the Intracoastal Waterway and own the property
on the right side of the road on the Gulf! Many
have little cabanas across from there houses for
changing clothes, picnicing, and relaxing on the beach!
|Because of the strong winds today, there were breakers|
in the Gulf and the waves came up over the Jetty!
Back to the CG by 5:15 and we stopped to play 2 games of shuffleboard - we split the wins. When we got back to Waldo we each did some work on our computers and did some clean-up. Chuck and Melissa joined us in Waldo at 7:45 and we played 1 game of Pinochle, Spades, and Skip-Bo. The women only won Skip-Bo!