Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 -- Part 3 – Snook Bight Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL

OK . . . it’s tough to think of a better place to have a breakdown or a better time of year to do it than late March. Our reason for coming back to Ft Myers Beach was that our oldest son and our daughter-in-law and two grandsons, Dan and Julie and  
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Kevin and Justin, were going to be visiting Julie’s parents who had rented a place for the winter in Estero. We had Kevin and Justin overnight on the boat and spent those two days packing in as much fishing, dinghy riding, beach time and pool time as we possibly could. The morning of fishing from the dock produced a bounty of snapper, flounder and gulf kingfish which we cooked up for our lunch. 
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On Tuesday, March 29th, Jim and Deb Faughn, our friends on s/v Freedom, who now own a home in Ft Myers, drove over so Jim and Gale could work together on bringing Gale up to speed for his Captain’s License upgrade to “Master” as well as the sailing and towing endorsements. At some point in the future, Gale may be teaching some captain’s classes for the company Jim works for.

   On Wednesday, March 30th, the day before the kids had to fly back to Chicago, we took them along with Don, Cherie and Brian Swaninger, Julie’s parents and brother, out for an afternoon boat ride. The nine of us also celebrated Maureen’s April Fool birthday with pizza and cake before everyone left for the evening.  

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