So glad to be back on the water. My Father is doing well (at 92 and recovering from pneumonia) and is at a rehab hospital ready to bust out and get back to my Mother. They have been married 68 years and being separated is not what they had in mind! My sister, Marcia and brother, Dan and my two nephews, Steve and Matt and I moved Mom and Dad into a new Assisted Living Apartment in the same building in Zeeland, MI. Should be much better for them.
We purchased diesel fuel at Florida Petroleum, who provides fuel for the shrimp boats. When we need fuel, I call the options that are available. Florida Petroleum was $.47 cheaper than the next option. Huge difference. Buying diesel fuel is a painful experience these days.
The gentleman working the pump at Florida Petroleum explained that shrimp boats do not go out until the water temperature is consistently at 70 degrees or higher.
Jim and the boys had a wonderful time with our son Joe and his delightful wife Erica. While I was in Holland, they cruised to St. Augustine, where Jim and I had recently visited. There is so much to see there, that Jim was able to see the interior of Flagler College, the previous Ponce de Leone Hotel, developed in the late 1800's by Henry Flagler. They rode the trolly around the city, visited the fort and toured the winery.