The title says it all folks…we have not done anything interesting this entire year so far. Went to bingo and Mass, went down to the campfire Monday and the pot-luck yesterday, did a major clean of the entire house top to bottom yesterday and that’s about it.
Neil did make some decisions on various stuff we need for the house and has them all on his Amazon wish list for ordering later this week and he did get in a couple of rides but other than that…nuttin’.
We have been noticing all that white S word stuff and temperatures that either have a minus sign in front of them or are single digits…and I gotta say we’re glad to be down here where it’s at least relatively warm…although the lows the past 2 nights have been about 50 so for SW FL it’s pretty chilly.
We haven’t even made any gourmet meals…although we did take one of the venison backstrap tenderloins that Bryan gave us and after quickly pan searing it made up a mushroom cream sauce and had it with rice…it tasted great! Other than that even dinnertime hasn’t been all that exciting.
Alex continues to grow…he’s eating pretty good now and from the pics Jen sends us he’s changing almost daily. Picking his head up and rolling over already and you can tell from the photos that he’s starting to get some personality and be aware of the world around him. Jen said the second one was him telling her he was hungry…so clearly the expression on his face is baby-ese for “bring me my boobie, I’m hungry”.
Our friends Bill and Linda Napier that we’re going up to Alaska with next summer are coming down today from Melbourne FL for a visit. They have been wintering there for many years as Bill’ mother went there in her Airstream for the winter. She’s in her 90s now I believe and has had to stop that so Bill and Linda don’t have anything to really go there for any longer and hence are looking for a new wintering location. They’re checking out a resort up in Cedar Key and since we like Seminole they are also coming down here to check it out. We’ll have lunch with them afterwards and then see them on Wednesday up at the Tampa RV Show…gotta go and check out the latest gadgets ya know…you can never predict what you might find. We’re also cleaning the carpet in our living room slide this week…it’s pretty dirty so we’ll do it Tuesday morning and since all the furniture will be piled in the kitchen while the carpet is drying we will eat out at Bingo per our usual on Tuesday night and leave the windows open and fans on while we’re gone on Wednesday. It’s supposed to be in the 80s so that should make sure the carpet is dry and we can put the living room back together when we get home Wednesday night or more likely Thursday morning.
Connie’s friend Jeff who is here until Feb 9 has never been to Shark Valley…so we’ll probably head over there later on this week or next. Jeff has a class C and didn’t bring a car so he pretty much bikes everywhere he needs to go. We’ll toss all our bikes into the back of BAT and head over there early for the 14 mile trip around the loop seeing birds and gators and taking photos. He thinks that a visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary would also be great but the water won’t be low enough for much wading bird presence before he leaves.
We also discovered that Seminole put in a nice beach over on the west side of the park; it butts up against a lake but no swimming is allowed due to gators. It’s got a nice view to the west so sunset photos should be grand though. I’ll have Neil take some today or tomorrow and put them up for ya to look at.