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Monday, March 7, 2011

Cape Coral is lovely!

We arrived in Florida friday at 4 pm.  The weather is great.  Todd's brother picked us up from the airport and we headed to their condo.  Spent the evening chatting, eating and drinking - it was wonderful. 

Saturday morning we woke up early so Todd and Dennis could get to the boat rental by 7:30.  We were planning on renting a 21 ft Hurricane motor boat and drive around the canels and river and maybe out into the gulf.  As planned we woke up around 6:30.  I got ready to run, Todd and Dennis left to rent the boat. 

I headed out the door just after they left, around 7.  It was a beautiful 65 degrees. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.  I headed out of the condo towards a river side park and then headed down the road.  It wasn't long and I saw Todd and Dennis driving towards me,  they were supposed to be getting the boat - problem was whoever rented the boat the day before, fried the engine - so there was no boat available.  Bummer. 

They went back to the condo.  I continued running.  I ran 5 miles and it felt great.  We ended up borrowing a sail boat from some of their friends and simply puttered around the canels using the motor looking at the houses and stuff.  I didn't know anything about Cape Coral - it has a canel system, similar to neighborhood roads.  It is awesome to travel around the canels and then out into the river.  We were not able to go out into the Gulf, like we had planned, but it was a great day. 

This morning we are on the Key West Express, a high speed BIG ferry headed down to Key West.  Ahhhhhh

I am loving this vacation.



  1. Key West and running in warm temps sounds amazing. Enjoy, I know you will.

  2. Enjoy! I live in the Northeastern part of Florida, and am loving our weather. It's great to be able to run outside in February and March.

  3. That sounds like heavenly vacation. I don't think I would like Florida in July but this time of year is perfect.
    Have fun.