January 28-February 3, 2015
This week we started our journey driving up the gulf coast of Florida from the Everglades to Spring Hill (past Tampa). We are getting excited to move west and we have our sights on New Orleans (& Mardi Gras) in the short term.
We enjoyed as little sun before we headed to far north at a beach in Bonita Springs
We visited a natural spring pool in Fort Myers
We visited friends from Nova Scotia who winter in North Fort Myers. Great lunch with Gary and Audrey, Marg and Don
We kept heading north to Sarasota and went to the Unitarian Universalist Church. All of their material says they promise their sermons will make you think. Indeed, with the ‘fifty shades of gray’ movie coming out soon, this week they made their sermon topic sexual taboos (the place was packed!)
We stayed after and met some nice people during coffee time
We went on to Tarpon Springs for the night. We met this great older couple Ray and Martha pumping iron at the gym who are 93 and 85 respectively. Their advice – never stop hitting the gym (noted)
A real treat was staying with Jackie and John (also snowbirds from Nova Scotia) for a couple nights. These two are long time friends of Erin and basically like a bonus set of parents. They took us in, fed us well, toured us around on a golf cart… I mean it doesn’t get much better than that.
Here’s Erin enjoying an afternoon in the hottub
1 US state this week (FL), 16 in total during the trip
556kms this week (345 mi), 8781 total on the trip (5456 mi)
Spent $642.85 this week, $10047.85 total