Days 74 thru 79 Ft Myers week #1

Our first full day in Ft Myers Yacht Basin was a work day. Not on the engine because the mechanic was busy and had not received our new seals yet. I worked on bilge pumps and took on the s***y job of rebuilding the head pump. Laundry and cleaning for the Admiral.

In the evening we met some new friends on the docks.

The next day they came by and asked us if we would like to go shopping as they had a borrowed car. That evening we went with them to First Street to have a few drinks and dinner, only somehow we forgot to have dinner.

But we did have fun…

Thursday the 28th was US Thanksgiving Day and we had no plans so it became another work day. Janet built a cover for our new generator.  After dinner we walked downtown where it was very quiet, you could shoot a cannon down First Street.  Until maybe someone did because Police cars came from all directions sirens blaring.  We decided it was a good time to head back to the boat and be Thankful to not be involved.

Friday was another shopping adventure to the Discount Liquor Store and the Marine Trading post.  Two of my newest favourite stores.

We went out for a nice dinner at Firestones.

Pretty fancy for the Nautoncall crew…

On Saturday the mechanic finally showed up and we pulled out the transmission only to find the rear seal of the engine was leaking as well. “Bring Out another Thousand”

More parts to be ordered and to wait for… Grrrr!

That night to get into the festive spirit after a depressing day of engine repairs, we went to the Edison/Ford Winter Estate to see all the Christmas decorations.

It was beautiful. I only wish we had gone earlier in the day to spend more time in the Museum. It must have been an amazing time with the Captains of industry getting together and coming up with ways to change the world.

Sunday was back to projects and a surprise visit with the Watson’s who showed up expectantly and took us out for a drink downtown at Capone’s!

Don McCulloch
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  • Bonnie Swanson
    Posted at 11:49h, 15 December Reply

    Love the sunset photos.

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