|Ken saw this blue heron nesting in the tree!|
John and Cindy arrived at 10:15 and we loaded their "stuff" for the beach in our car, visited a little, and then left around 10:30 for Farlow's on the Water where we met our cousin, Mary, and her husband Paul for a delicious lunch on the restaurant's outside patio. Everyone was very pleased with their food and really enjoyed the setting!
By 1:00 the 6 of us were on Manasota Beach to enjoy the gorgeous sunny, hot day and just having fun spending time together. Cindy and I rarely see our cousin and although we all live fairly close together in PA we usual only see each other when we are all in Florida - crazy! The men went for a long walk while the ladies mainly sat and chatted. Cindy and I did go in the Gulf to cool off and do a little shark's tooth hunting.
|The men took a long walk up the beach to an area where|
no one was there!
|So nice to spend time on the beach with "family"!|
|Cindy trying to look at pictures on Ken's phone!|
of the season. Just a note - if you get one ask them to put just a little of the chocolate milkshake on the bottom and it really tastes like mint chocolate chip!
|Please hurry with our order! We have been waiting a whole year!|
|Cindy, do you really want one of these????? Note the|
chocolate on the bottom! So good!!!!
When the 4 of us got back to Harbor Lakes, we decided to head to the pickleball courts and we had so much fun playing 4 games (close ones) before about 8 more pickleball players from the CG came to play. So we played about 3 more games changing partners each game. We had so much fun and the folks were so welcoming to the 4 of us!
On the way back to Wilbur, we stopped to visit Ernie and Noela for a short time before John and Cindy left to go back to their CG around 8:15.
After much needed showers, I worked on this blog, downloaded photos and watched the Olympics. Boy, we certainly got to celebrate life today!