Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Day At The Beach

Listening to the news over the last few days I am happy to be here in Florida with some rain and 75F degree weather. The blanket of snow that is covering the Mid-Atlantic doesn't appeal much to me or the other rvers here at the Club Naples Resort. We are out and about in shorts, riding bikes, enjoying happy hours and barbeques.

We got off to the beach and spent a couple of hours there. It was a bit overcast and windy but nevertheless to have our toes in the whites sands of Naples was a real treat. We ate some snacks, walked around and talked for a while before heading back to my brother's house for lunch.

After a nap we got together for dinner and my sister-in-law prepared a meal fit for a retired Mexican king. Pot roast, green bean casserole, croissants, salad and fine bottle of merlot. Neighbors Steve and Kay dropped by for dinner and drinks and we got home around 10:30. A good time had by all.

Today is Sunday and we fixed a Mexican breakfast. Lazy it will be as we head over to Wally World for a bit, do a little shopping and read the paper. Maybe tonight we will get together for a shrimp boil. I extended our stay here by a few days and may even make it another week.

Florida's Cluster F...!

This project at the intersection of Immakole and the I-75 has been underway since I was here last March. Coming home from my brother's house the other night, traffic was backed up for half a mile and the cops with their lights running were sitting in their cars blocking the on ramp.

The funny part is the detour they set up. As you can see in the photo's above, the barricades are rented from a guy named Bob and they are all over the place. The detour takes you north on the freeway for 3.6 miles and then you have to turn around and head south which is where you wanted to go to begin with.

So what happened to Bob and his barricades on the detour turnaround at the next exit? There are none. Instead, after you figure out what they want you to do there is a teeny tiny little sign about 2ft by 2ft that says "DETOUR".

I guess all states suffer from the infamous DOT. I wonder if this will be the same when we return next year. All I can say is, I want to get in the business of renting "detour signs" to the Florida Dept of Transportation. Looks like Bob is making some good money with his barrels. Okay, I'm finished.


  1. Glad you guys are having a good time. We got hit with 2 foot of snow saturday and today we have blizzard warnings here in Maryland, with drifts going upwards of 2 to 4 feet. stay in the sun and have lots o' fun

  2. Nice knees dude. Glad to see you two are taking in the sites on the road. Angela and I are still in Mexico (Mazatlan)...carnival etc.

    Did you at least name the snake?