Tuesday, June 7, 2011

We made it...

Dear Friends and Family,

I wanted to give you a quick update to let you know we arrived at our temporary destination in Florida.

The trip went amazingly well and we had no problems what so ever despite what Jimi refers to as our 'ghetto-train'. We left Stamford about 9:30am on Saturday. We drove through Kansas (hitting major cities of Topeka and Kansas City), Missouri (hitting Kansas City and St. Louis), and Illinois. We drove 700 miles and after 14 hours stopped about 11:30pm at a camp ground in Johnston City, IL.

Sunday we traveled through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee (Nashville) and all the way through Georgia. We again traveled 700 miles getting a hotel just 12 miles from the Florida border.

Monday, the final stretch, we were able to take our time and relax a bit. We didn't get started until 9:30am arriving in Cape Coral about 4pm for a total of 360 miles.

Our host and host house is very nice. There is an empty lot next to us, so we can park our vehicles. Mollycat stays tucked away in our bedroom. Joan, our host, has a 120lb lab who is the most lovable and playful dog ever. The house is complete with a tiki bar and she allows us to feel right at home.

Jimi has been busy contacting people for places to rent, while I'm back to work. He took me to Fort Myers beach for a bit on Monday evening and Tuesday evening we took a nice drive out and about and over to Pine Island. It's great!

More to come....

Love everybody,

Lorie & Jimi

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