Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We drove to NJ for Christmas. And while there, we learned that the closing for our new house has been moved off once again - now it won't be finished until mid-February. So we will be "commuting" between NY and NJ for several more weeks. Sigh.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This one is for the guest room in the new house. This is just the top. I'll wait until I get to NJ and rent time on a long-arm to quilt it.
This is a closeup of just a few of the blocks. Each quilt is a learning experience. In this case I discovered that fabric for a stack-n-whack can be too busy and have too many colors, but I used all the blocks anyway.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
We had an uneventful flight from Ft Myers to Newark this morning. We were very lucky. Most of the flights yesterday were canceled due to a big snowstorm along the east coast. We picked up our car from the airport hotel and drove to Albany, which had at least a foot of snow. We are staying here overnight and will do some Christmas shopping tomorrow then drive to camp, where the high tomorrow is forecast to be 2 degrees. Brrrr….
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
We had a great paddle through the mangroves this morning. The winds were fairly high, so getting across the bay in the floating bathtubs the rental place calls kayaks was interesting. But once we got into the mangroves it was beautiful. We saw several yellow-crowned night herons.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Today is quite gray and cooler, but still good for a walk on the beach. There were a couple snowy egrets on the beach and a double-crested cormorant.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
We drove through Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge today and saw the usual collection of birds.
Late afternoon we took the boat trip from Tarpon Bay Explorers. We saw lots of birds coming to roost for the night, including pelicans on many of the channel markers.
We headed back to shore during a beautiful sunset.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We left camp yesterday morning and drove through snow and ice to Newark, NJ.
We stayed overnight at the Marriott airport hotel. This morning we headed to the airport through a snowstorm and waited for our flight to take off. We were only a couple hours late, which wasn't so bad considering the weather. At least the flight wasn't canceled. Here we are being de-iced on the runway.
We landed in Fort Myers in beautiful sunshine with temperature about 80 degrees. A definite improvement.
Sunset on the beach, with many more to come.