saturday sky

or maybe it was sunday? It’s friday, so who really cares, eh?
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Looking west on the Gulf of Mexico, I think this was Saturday. We were on a boat… I don’t think I got one photo where the horizon was horizontal… something to do with bouncing around on the waves I imagine…

We’ve been out three times, and every time we see these,
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Before we leave, I want to rent kayaks and paddle out to where the dolphins hang out. This spot was in a canal behind the marina, where there are mangrove islands, and if you go a little further, there’s a beach. I am thinking at a casual speed it’d take under an hour to paddle out there, and wouldn’t it be cool if a dolphin swam next to the kayak?? The kiddo is resistant, but I think we’ll go anyhow.

I did drag him off to Corkscrew Swamp, and though he wasn’t thrilled, he didn’t complain too much. Look what we saw…
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There were also loads of birds, including some nesting red hawks and wood storks, and buzzards, egrets, and storks hanging out with the alligators.

We road up to Sannibel, where I thought there was little but a nature sanctuary, but no… We had lunch at a place where we docked the boat, and on the way out saw this,
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You can tell it’s the law because of all the big motors. I don’t know if it’s because we were looking at them, or if was because I was trying to point out some marker on the water, but they gave us a solid look.

Things of note around here… You repeat what you say a lot. Even when people are wearing their hearing aids. Everything looks the same. The shopping places look like residential places look like funeral homes look like cemetary entrances. It’s quite dark here in the morning, at a time when it’s bright at home. All the stars are still out at 6:15! The Everglades are burning and the smell woke me up this morning. Sometimes you can be in a store here and the store workers don’t understand you, but I managed to get my point across about looking for Clearasil. Algo para las caras de los ninos con los (and here I had to do little hand motions all over my face indicating acne).

We went to the beach for a drink and light supper the other night (at the Ritz!). But, you know, old folks and all, we didn’t stay until the sun actually went down…
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I’ve been knitting, but not much. I thought I would work on that shawl, but haven’t even cast on.
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Ripple Weave Socks from an old Vogue, in Shi Bui that I got at Ellen’s a while back.

This computer is pretty glacially slow, so I’ll post again when I get home.

Oh! My! It’s 4:30, more than two hours past time for floating in the pool with my new favorite rum drink!

10 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Emily said,

    April 24, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

    That’s a lovely place to be! Sounds like your vacation is turning out well.

  2. 2

    Chris said,

    April 24, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    Sounds like you’re having a great time!

  3. 3

    Miss T said,

    April 25, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    Sounds like you’re too relaxed to knit.

  4. 4

    JG said,

    April 26, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    A drive-by from immigration! You are really special. How much gas do you think that thing uses? Damon says a FIVE hundred gallons a day.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    April 26, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    Wow – I’m more relaxed just hearing about your vacation! Sounds like fun, with a little adventure thrown in. Can’t wait to hear more/see more — welcome back!

  6. 6

    Tanya said,

    April 26, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    looks like a great vacation!

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    Memere said,

    April 27, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    It WAS a great vacation and I miss my darling daughter and g’son already. They’ve only been gone for 3-1/2 hours. I love you all SOOOOO much!!!!! Mom

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    Julie said,

    April 27, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

    Sounds like a great time! I’m glad; you deserve it :)

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    Molly Bee said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    I’m so jealous! I’ve always wanted to go to Sanibel! Have a wonderful time and be safe!

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    Lucia said,

    April 30, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

    Man, I just love ocean colors. Can’t help myself.

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