Another incredible week in Cape Coral, Florida. We are so blessed and happy about it.
Jimi spent the week researching and studying more sail boats. He looked at a 39' Allied Mistress on Monday. The price was a little higher than what we were wanting to pay, so after going through it, he mentally set it aside. On Thursday he looked at another 39' Allied Mistress with a much lower price tag. He decided it was worth an offer, so he made an appointment for me to look at it on Friday and we submitted an offer. However, the offer is 54% the asking price; we should hear something this week. If it goes through, we're anticipating a years worth of work to get it ready. I won't go on about it right now, we'll just wait to see what happens.
We were lazy on Saturday and simply hung around the house.
Sunday was full and gratifying. We spent a couple of hours on Fort Myers beach and swimming the Gulf then, we drove South through the everglades. We stopped on the side of the road so I could hold (burp) a five foot alligator.
Yes, Vicki they are still there and we confirmed our visit in November. We stopped on the side of the road to see another wild alligator and take some pictures, however, we barely got the to side of the creek before we were attacked by hundreds of mosquitoes. It was seriously like something out of a sci-fi movie. We hauled butt back to the car waving our arms and slapping our legs, backs, and heads like crazy people. We weren't even safe getting into the car, as half of the mosquitoes got in with us. The only thing we could do was drive and drive fast with all the windows down. A few were laying low, but we eventually got rid of all of them. It sounds bad and it was. but on the other hand it was extremely comical.
Sunday evening we went over to our ex-host and now friend, Joan's house for dinner. We had a blast. She fed us appetizers, salad and lasagna. We talked and laughed for hours. The best part is she is insisting she help with our wedding. She has chairs, tables, beach umbrellas, coolers, warm food containers, a smoker, and more that we can borrow for the wedding/reception on the beach. This will be a HUGE help to us and we couldn't ask for anything more. This is truly a blessing.
We will of course keep you posted on what happens with the sail boat. Keep your toes and fingers crossed.
Lorie & Jimi