We made it to Florida on Dec 17 unscathed. We welcomed the return of the warm sun and the gorgeous foliage and summer smells. The weather has been spectacular – setting some all time high temperatures in December and being the warmest place in North America north of Mexico.
Our 2 bdrm. condo is delightful and fully equipped. Everything is clean and well thought out by the owner. She was very helpful in quickly getting us hooked up to internet and answering our questions. We are very pleased.
We hit the beaches and pool. In the days leading up to Christmas there was absolutely no traffic. We went to Sanibel Island (20 min), Fort Myers Beach (15 min) and Cape Coral beach (10 min). There is only one other couple staying in our 8 condo building at present.
We made it to church on Christmas Eve – it was packed. A 10 piece choir ensemble complete with pounding organ, violins and much volume added to the beautiful service. It is good to be back in this place – Church of the Resurrection.
On Christmas morning we opened a few gifts and then headed to Fort Myers Beach. Thinking everything is closed, parking will be free etc… were we wrong. It seems the thing to do in Fort Myers on Christmas day is go to the beach. It was as crowded as March Break.
We enjoyed a great day and headed home to call Kyle and text Michelle. All was well with our loved ones and they were having a great Christmas too. Looking forward to Michelle and Tim’s visit with the boys in Feb and to Kyle and Ashley’s wedding in May.
Had a surprise visitor – Marie’s nephew Bradley drove down from Inglewood. He is on holiday there with his wife. Marie’s brother Kevin will be coming down for a visit and we will do New Years together.
In general Christmas by our standards is low key here. There are a few decorations and lights around. We were not inundated with flyers, sales, Boxing day etc. They don’t even do boxing day here – it’s an English thing. Anyway, no complaints. Bye for now.