Thursday, March 4, 2010

2/24 - 3/4

I haven't been able to access the internet very much so, therefore, I haven't caught up with my blog. Only one of us can access the internet in our condo and Wayne gets it for work. I'm at the library today so I'm able to use it here.

We haven't done too much exciting. We went to a "state" dinner at church on Friday and met some other folks from MN.

We were looking today at a park with "manufactured homes" for 55+. It was really nice. It seems they have a waiting list for next year to rent but there are a couple for sale. We are really tempted to buy one. We've been looking around for a place to rent next year. We really like the area.

We eat out almost once every day so we've found a lot of really neat places. We've hardly every eaten at the same place twice.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2/17 - 2/23

Jamie is here. We've been really busy. Pictures to come.

2/18 We went to the Everglades and took a tram ride seeing tons of alligators and a variety of birds and mangrove trees. Great day.

2/19 Tin City.. Fun shopping area.
2/20 Sanibel Island
2/21 Marco Island
2/22 Naples Zoo. Lunch at Cheesecake Factory and then to the Pier and downtown.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2/12 - 2/15

We are still getting settled into our condo. Over the weekend we did a few things. We went to church-East Naples UMC- and to a concert at the church. Not much happening.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2/5 - 2/11

Well, after spending two nights in Phoenix with Barb & Denise and having a wonderful lunch with Linda in Old Town, we headed to Houston. We should have done this part of the trip in three days rather than two. It was exhausting. We had a nice dinner and enjoyed a fire at Michelle and Rick's lovely home. Then a hard day to Pensacola.

We spent the night at Bob's house and met Leslie and some other musicians who were staying there as well. We learned that Bob and Leslie plan to marry in July. We're very happy for them and really liked Leslie.

Then on to Naples...a trip we planned to make in one day but we were just too tired and stopped for the night about four hours away. Arrived at our condo in Naples on 2/9. It is every bit as nice as what we pictured on the internet and it seems like a quiet area.

We're learning our way around, buying groceries and doing a little sight-seeing. It's just nice to be planted for a while. Wayne's back and leg have been really bothering him, especially at night, so he went to the doctor this morning. It seems it might be that degenerative disc disease acting up again, probably from all the driving we've been doing. We'll try to stay put for a while and get him feeling better. In the meantime through all this travel, he has had more orders than he has ever had before. That's also been keeping him pretty busy.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2/3 - 2/4

Drove from San Diego to Phoenix. We're staying with Barb for a couple of nights so Wayne can get some work done. I plan to have lunch with Linda today and get some laundry done.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Experienced my first earthquake yesterday. We were still in bed at 6:10 AM when we felt the bed tremble. We didn't know what it was at first but then we heard on the news that there was an earthquake centered about 25 miles away in Mexico.

I went shopping and had a manicure during the day. Bought new black slacks and a tank top with a darling jacket - very light weight and airy. I love it.

In the evening we drove to "Old Town" and had dinner at a Mexican restaurant.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Thursday evening we went to see Jersey Boys. Great Show!!! Mark has a friend in the cast so after the show we met him and he gave us a tour of backstage. We had a wonderful dinner in a French restaurant prior to the show. It was soooo good. From the restaurant we were able to watch the pirate show at Treasure Island across the street. I wasn't tired at the end of the show so I decided to play at the blackjack table -- won $100. The next morning I spent $3 in the penny slots and won $336!! At the end of the week I went home with an additional $400. Best week I've ever had in Vegas.

Friday evening we saw O by Cirque de Soleil. I wasn't all that impressed really although it was good and everybody else seemed to enjoy it more that I did. Saturday we returned to the beach house and Sunday we drove to San Diego.

When we arrived at the hotel I asked for a Jacuzzi and got it for no additional cost. It is the best Jacuzzi I've ever had.