Dear Friends and Family,
My last email was about our wedding, but I also wanted to write you about our visitors. Twenty-two people came to visit, which was really great. People arrived daily beginning on Monday, October 31st and the last guest left on Saturday, November 12th.
While our visits were limited with trying to prepare for November 5th, we managed to do some sight seeing at various beaches before the wedding and again after the wedding. We collected sea shells, explored wild life, and some snorkeled the reefs. Everyone got to see our boat, the Sanibel, and my two nieces were even able to hold a live alligator. His name is Tiny Turbo. He is 2 1/2 years old and about 4 feet long. I'm not sure how much he weighs.
We celebrated my sister, Marie's birthday on November 7th and my son, Daniel's birthday on November 10th. Although my father's birthday was in October, we presented him with his birthday gifts.
Our bachelor and bachelorette parties turned in to one big pre-party at our house on Friday night. We had drinks around a Bonn fire and stories were told to catch up with long time friends.
Jimi, Daniel and I went high speed four wheeling and then walked the swampy forest in search of alligators. We didn't find any alligators (thank goodness) but we did find some fresh tracks. We began following the tracks, but when they led in to the brush, we opted not to go (thanks goodness again).
We were so happy to see everyone, but it was very hard to give any kind of one on one attention to each person. We are hoping and planning for future individual visits.
We are now returning to our normal routine. All the rigging that was ordered came in, so Jimi will be busy with that project. I have two weeks worth of work to catch up on, as well as thank you cards to make and preparing for the coming Holidays. Busy busy we will be.
Lorie & Jimi