Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On Anna Maria Island with friends

Here is the baby Great Blue Heron getting some breakfast.
We didn't take the boat out on the water today altought it was a nice day again this evening some of my childhood friends from when I was growing up in Puerto Rico are coming by for dinner. One of them, Margie, came by and picked us up for some grocery shopping and very interesting sightseeing which included a Manatee viewing, and the Desoto State park on the Manatee river. We saw a good documentary film on DeSoto's last voyage and treck with his small army over much of the Southern US. It ended badly for him, no gold was found and most of his small army were killed or died from disease as did he.
In the evening our friends (3 couples) came by we set up a table on the dock in front of the boat, we are the last boat on the dock so weren't blocking any traffic. They brought lots of salad, chips and dip, dessert, and wine, I cooked a paella, a Spanish rice dish with pork, chicken, shrimp, mussels, sausage and other seasonings everything was good and we had a fine time well into the evening. It was wonderful to see them all again.
Tomorrow we plan to leave for Clearwater from where we will leave to cross the corner of the Gulf up to Apalachicola, the next few days are forecast to be windy so we may be there a while.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great picture, Uncle Steve!

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