Nick and Ellen escaped Minnesota for a few days to come to Venice for a visit.
We took them out to Caspersen Beach
on their very first evening to enjoy the sunset.
They stayed with us that first night at Oscar Scherer. Nick practiced his golf swing in our camp site
to warm up for his first round at Lake Venice Golf Club. Nick discovered there are new challenges when golfing in Florida.
Beth and Gary joined Paul and Nick for the round while Ellen and I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at the beach.
After golf, what else? Another sunset view
from Sharky's, a "must see" when visiting Venice.
And, of course, there was great times with the family, including a feast of bratwursts from Geier's Sausage Kitchen enjoyed at Jim's and Mary's.
Nick and Paul enjoyed a round of golf at beautiful Pelican Pointe with Kent and Al while the ladies explored some of the finer shopping spots around town.
We gathered that evening at Kent's and Margie's. Four of the siblings were together.
I guess one could say we had fun.
Nick and Paul were up very early the next morning for one more round of golf with Kent and Al and a few of their feathered friends.
And then, all too soon, Nick and Ellen were gone. It was very difficult for me to say good bye.
We are so thankful they were able to come to visit us. And, we are thankful for our family who welcomed them so graciously into their homes. I'll talk to you soon.