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!