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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday in Florida

Today we met up in Naples, Florida with the man who used to be our boss when we worked together at Purdue, and his wife.  They showed us all around Marco Island and Isles of Capri.
 We stopped for lunch at a tiki hut restaurant on the water.  That's two days in a row I got to eat outside, on the water, in February.  I'm a lucky girl!

What is it about people in Florida stapling their dollar bills to walls in restaurants with their names on them?   This is the second restaurant I've been to like this.  The first one was HUGE and in Destin.
 Presentation is everything right?   Grilled grouper, cole slaw, and twice baked mashed potatoes.

 After we ate we went back to Fiddler's Creek, where they are renting for the winter.  This place is HUGE.  And it has a wildlife viewing area.  We stopped there for a little while.   We actually saw an alligator but it wouldn't get close enough for me to get a picture.

 I couldn't get enough pictures of this cute turtle.

 Remember those little turtles that used to live in those plastic little bowls with a plastic palm tree we had as kids.  I think they are illegal to sell now.  I think this is a grown one. (below)  Thank goodness some of them escaped the plastic death bowl.  They always died in those.
 We all enjoyed visiting under the pavilion and watching the wildlife.
 Then we decided to go to an orange juice place called Citrus Grove.  Kind of like a market with lots of oranges and fruit and jams and honey, and onions!  HUGE onions!

 Mike was buying us a "going away" present.  Honeybell  oranges.  I think that's what he called them.  They are huge and he said they are really juicy.  If we eat them for breakfast tomorrow, I'll show you.
 While we were shopping there, Sharon ran into her twin sister!
 Thanks for the oranges Mike.

 When we got home we decided we were going to try to make this drink.  Well, it's good but it was too strong.   We need to tweak the recipe a bit.
 They look pretty though!

 Tomorrow is Cecilia's birthday.  I brought all of these necklaces down here, some muffins, and a little gift for her.  I'm going to go spread these necklaces all over the kitchen.
 shhhhhhhh........I don't want to wake her up!



  1. That's a beautiful part of Florida. We've twice gone down to the Everglades there. Thank you for the thoughtful message you left on my blog.

  2. Cindy, I liked your lunch choice. I thought of you while I had lunch yesterday. Ted and I went to Red Lobster ...I always pretend I am having lunch in Florida when I eat there. LOL. Went to Dr. Aslin there by Lowe' know the dentist group from Carmel ? He took and x-ray and probe and talked...explained sensitivity to me in depth. So I do not need any work now. My legs were like jelly when I left there...the stress had about killed me. AND, it only cost me two dollar and fifty share. Unreal !!! I was happy to eat at Red Lobster then. Keep having fun. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Looks like you are having a wonderful time . . . wish I was there . . .LOL.
    Hey, send us some sunshine!
    Connie :)

  4. It looks like you had a really great time!! I loved living in FL and was just north of there in Ft.Myers. Back then, Naples was a small town and a nice little place to visit...not any more!

    Happy birthday to Cecilia. xo Diana

  5. So nice to see warmth and sunshine...let alone that yummy drink which looks like pistachio pudding with whipped cream and chocolate sauce!!...:)JP

  6. Wow, you are having fun in the sun for sure. I am so hungry now after reading this. Hug B

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