What a wonderful day we had. Our longtime friends Linda and Ed, that we met while we were all cruising with our yachts in the Caribbean and beyond, met us today at the Lake Alto Park here in Florida.
Ed had been sourcing a new lake to take his kayak for a paddle around and asked us if we wanted to meet up there. Linda and Ed live in Jacksonville, FL, so it was half way for both of us. The day was beautifully sunny, temps I think were 28C/82.4F but underneath the trees in the picnic areas it was slightly breezy and cooler.
It had been several years (5 I think) since we had seen each other in person, so there was a lot of catching up to do and I have to admit, I never took the walk around the park and to the lake itself as Linda and I were engrossed in talk ;-)
However, we all agreed that the area deserves another visit so I am hopeful that next time that we will venture there I will have lots of photos to show. Benno brought our BBQ from the Travel Trailer and I had packed Smoked Brisket hamburger patties and condiments while Linda contributed scrumptious coleslaw with some chips. There were adult beverages and soda.
Lunch tasted great and we were all stuffed. Linda loves to cook and bake and she gifted me with a couple of preserves that she made and that I am sure we will love. She is also into crafting many things that you can admire while reading her blog: We Two Travellers Living the Life. She brought along a bag full of homemade bookmarks that were very unique and I got to pick some for myself. Thanks for the gifts!
Our dogs stayed mostly in their net enclosed tent while we sat at the picnic tables and foldable chairs, but loved the walk in the forest with me later on and all the smells they could sniff, for sure a reason to come back to.
It is only two more days to the year, so lets hope next year will be good to all of us. Should I not going to post until next year, y’all have a Nice and Happy New Years’ Eve!
I couldn't have put it better Marlene, a stellar day for sure! You beat me to the punch on posting but expect to see the shots I took sometime soon. Hugs! Happy New Year to you too!ReplyDelete
we so enjoyed your company and the meet up was long overdue. Hope there will be a repeat! Happy New Year to you too!Delete
Smoked brisket hamburger patties??? Whoa you guys know how to eat!!! Your sun looks very inviting!!! So great to meet up with old friends.ReplyDelete
You gotta come to Canada to see what is sold in the supermarkets! It is always great to see friends again and we had a blast.Delete
Very cute bookmarks! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thank you and the same to you. Aren't those bookmarks unique, I loved them all!Delete
Looks like you are having a great time. Happy New Year to you and Benno, hoping for all the best in 2022 and hoping to see you this year at our campout in August.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you too. We are trying to have some fun and to break up the routine from everyday RV Park living. Yes, we hope to see you in August unless you swing by our place before!!Delete
Happy New Year Marlene and Benno!ReplyDelete
Thanks and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and Mrs. FG!Delete
Love those bookmarks, so creative. As you likely know we have the same dog pen but Colin decided not to bring it this trip.ReplyDelete
Those bookmarks came in handy not only for the book I am reading but also to close an open chip bag ;-) The dog pen I use a lot.Delete