Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weekend in Punta Gorda

Saturday Joanne & I try to go to a farmers market only to find out it has been canceled due to the Punta Gorda block party going on that day. We find out there will be four music stages with different artists throughout the day so plan to return with the guys later in the day. Stop at the grocery store, Joanne with a list me without one, not sure what we will need but pick up a few items knowing we will still need to come back with a “list”. We get back to the Collins’s and Steve has washed off the boat and fixed the water maker hose leak. We have lunch and head back down to the festival to hear some live music. One of the acts Jim Morris we want to see gets delayed due to a rain shower, but the rain lets up enough for him to play his set. 

 Rain chances are increasing so we decide to leave & swing by Fisherman’s Village (a marina & shops & restaurants) local tourist attraction. We go back to Joanne & Richards for dinner, they grill steaks Steve makes a green bean & potato recipe and I make a spinach salad
 = A great dinner. Sunday the rain really catches up to us and it RAINS ALL DAY. But that does not stop us; first we go to brunch at the Isle Yacht Club and have a wonderful breakfast. Than we drive out to Burnt Store Marina, to try to see the manatee’s that are in the marina. We do get to see them but the water is dark & with the clouds they are hard to see.

nose sticking up

 Stop at Home Depot on the way back to the house taking advantage of it being on the way (always something you need from Home depot). Joanne & Richard than take us by a model home of the builder building their new home. Once back Steve makes a real grocery list to provision the boat for the next leg of our trip & goes to the store. Steve prepares a great meal giving Joanne some of his recipes, and the four of us enjoy another great dinner. It has been a great weekend visiting with friends, Monday is another sunshine beautiful day & by noon we are leaving the dock and headed out to Charlotte Harbor heading south,


  1. Disregard previous comment. Using phone and wasn't sure remembered password. Didn't want to spend a lot of time on a post that wouldn't post. ..I do not have the luxury of extra time like some people!
    Of course there was another one word post that came to mind......

    Gotta finish