Sunday, January 16, 2011

Warning!!! Sorry, dear family and friends up north.

Already, our first week in Florida is behind us.

Caspersen Beach was waiting patiently for our return.

We arrived here earlier than scheduled because we wanted a chance to spend some time with my brother, Jim, and sister-in-law, Mary, before Jim had to return to reality. They own a beautiful home here in Venice. Mary gets to stay here and work from their home and Jim has to return to the frozen tundra. Too bad it's such an impossible daily commute!

The four of us went exploring one day this week and actually found the (supposedly) authentic "Fountain of Youth," located a short drive south of Venice. No offense to the nice people who run that place, but I would have to be extremely, extremely desperate before I would dip one toe into that festering pot of bacteria!!!

Our main goal for our exploration that day was to scope out Miss Cindy's Placida Fish Market.  We bought some Stone Crab, a few shrimp, a couple of pieces of grouper and red snapper and headed back to Jim and Mary's. We grilled some peppers, made a fruit salad and enjoyed the best meal of seafood I have probably ever eaten in my life.

The Tundra will be burning some gas in the direction of Miss Cindy's again soon!

We moved the cabin on wheels to Oscar Scherer State Park yesterday and will stay here for two weeks. We love this campground and the privacy it provides. I won't mention the no-see-ums.

Brother Kent is back in town from his work week, so the family gathered again at Jim and Mary's last night. We all enjoyed their private "fountain of youth" before dinner. Great times.

As Paul says to me often, "Lose the tension, you're on a pension." We're off to the vegetable market.
Talk to you soon.


Marlys said...

Awe, love the pictures! That meal sounded and looked awesome! I also love Paul's quote - enjoy! Retirement looks good!

qwerkyqook said...

Yum that looks fantastic. What seasonings did you use? Make sure you save the recipe, I know a broke girl in Mn that would love some seafood in April:)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Be still my heart - fresh seafood? Yum. Looks like you are having a fabulous time thus far! Send some sun our way - it's freakishly cold here!