Arrived at noon yesterday on a direct flight from CVG purchased with award miles, this time with wife and 16 year old son. He picked out a new black Dodge Challenger from the National executive aisle ($119 last minute weekly rate), not exactly what you would want in the heat of the summer. Hit the Publix on Summerlin for groceries and headed for the condo. Went to Doc Ford’s for Yucatan Shrimp to see if the recipe online is the same. Wife said she liked her version better – thicker sauce, but it and the seafood paella were good. Evening was interrupted by cigar smoking eastern european weight lifters upstairs (no really) dropping an occasional dumbbell but they knocked it off at a decent hour.
Nice day at the beach today. A lot of people for a Monday – more so than during the winter season. Heat was countered with sangria and occasional dips in the gulf to throw the waboba. The mini live sand dollars are still all over the shallows so we hit the first sand bar. Cleaned up and decided we needed a 3rd bike but didn’t feel like a rental since we have a storage closet so we called thrift stores and eventually found a full size bike on CL in Cape Coral for $30. It seemed a bit sketchy but the transaction went smoothly and we jammed it into the back of the Challenger and beat it back through an impressive thunderstorm – final price $38 including Cape Coral and Sanibel tolls. Dinner tonight at Lazy Flamingo close to the causeway – fried grouper basket and a bottle of cold chardonnay. Sort of looked for shells after the thunderstorm and returned to find the condo building was attacked by dozens of small yellow frogs (Picture pending). Weightlifters are at it again. More updates later