3-15-2014: Anchored out in the beautiful, clear blue water by Manjack Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Not much going on these past few days. Keith did the engines and generator oil and filter changes so that is done for a while. I have been doing my charts for the Okeechobee Waterway and our start up the East Coast and also working on our taxes. I am such a procrastinator when it comes to stuff like this, but I always manage to get things done.

Keith's cousin, Dan, who he hasn't seen in about  45 to 50 years, came over yesterday for a visit.  He spends his winters in Florida.  It was nice to meet him and we had a very nice visit and lunch.
Pictured is the old Ambassador Hotel.  It is located on the ICW right next the Fort Myers Yacht Basin.  Rumor has it that that the owner was from the middle east and when he died; over 2 years ago, the family has been fighting over it ever since.  I guess at one time it was quite the nice hotel but now it sits empty, still full of all the room furnishings, and is in litigation.  Now it is just kind of an eye sore and the City of Fort Myers wants to tear it down.
Keith and Dan
March 2, 2011
Old Ambassador Hotel
downtown Fort Myers

CO's comments:  Bobbie has been so tough on me lately that my rotator cuff gave way.  I had to go to the Doctor to get another shot of cortisone.  Hopefully she will ease off on me so that I can be fairly pain free for the next 8 months.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011; Visited Edison and Ford Museum

We walked to Edison and Fords winter homes and museum this afternoon.  About half way there I realized I did not have my camera; it was too hot to turn back so I decided to try using my telephone for pictures.  The pictures turned out OK but I had one heck of time figuring out how to transfer them to my PC but with the help of Verizon Tech Support, I now know how to do it.

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates contain a historical museum and 17 acre botanical garden on the adjacent sites of the winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford beside the Caloosahatchee River  in Fort Myers. 

Quote from Edison:  "The world owes nothing to any man, but every man owes something to the world".

Quote from Ford:  "Education is not something to prepare you for life; it is a continuous part of life".

This evening we took the dinghy out to "Miss Ruby" for drinks.  They were on a mooring ball just outside of the marina.  It was a beautiful night.

Banyan Tree-origin from India
(this is all one tree!)
Beautiful flowers

There is a home behind all those trees

Time for ice cream; very hot day