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Karen comes to visit


The last few days of February Karen, our oldest daughter, came to visit for 10 days. I was more than a little anxious about the visit as she has been under a lot of stress with her job, social situations and the pandemic and I wanted very much for the visit to be perfect - non- stressful. I think we succeeded as it was a great visit.

Evening E dock get together.

We combined a mixture of on and off the water experiences including a beautiful sunset cruise with cousins who live in Florida, an overnight anchor at Cape Haze with a trip to Don Pedro State Park, where we found lots of shark teeth on the beach and a day trip to Fisherman’s village where we enjoyed a delicious lunch before sailing back.

Hiking more than seven miles with Karen near Burnt Store Marina.

We also drove up to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, something Bob and I have wanted to do for some time. It was well worth the trip. Not only was the circus museum impressive but the grounds were spectacular.

Entrance to the Ringling Museum - Beautiful!

The Ringling house sits on the gulf and has a beautiful panoramic view. We did the tourist thing at Matlache little shops and had our favorite ice cream at Lashley’s in Punta Gorda.

Most importantly we enjoyed being with our daughter who has developed into quiet the professional and a confident young woman.

Bob and Karen making Brunswick stew for dinner aboard Her Diamond.

I flew back to Cleveland with her on Sunday which started a whirlwind week at home.



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