January, 2013 – Marco Island, Florida

We are spending most of January and February in Marco Island, Florida. It is a chance to enjoy warm weather, play tennis and visit with my sister, Peg. Both Sarah and Jon will visit while we are here – Sarah in January and Jon in February.

We move into our rental on January 5. It’s kind of out-dated and could use a real sprucing up but it is two blocks from Peg and 2 blocks from the YMCA where we play tennis. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and is adequate for our needs.

Our rental in Marco Island
Our rental in Marco Island
Best part of the house? The view on the canal and the infinity pool
Best part of the house? The view on the canal and the infinity pool
John at our makeshift media center
John at our makeshift media center
I miss my gas stove!
I miss my gas stove!
We use one tiny bedroom for tennis! Shoes, bags, towels, etc. have a home here.
We use one tiny bedroom for tennis! Shoes, bags, towels, etc. have a home here.

An osprey sits out on the pilings with its catch
An osprey sits out on the pilings with its catch

The first couple of weeks we play a lot of tennis and get acclimated to our new surroundings. I twist my knee and have to bow out of the tennis round robins. But John and I still go out for a hit in the afternoons and I limp around the court.

The highlight of January is Sarah’s visit. She wants to play tennis every afternoon. We oblige. We have family dinners with Peg and Ted and with Ted’s sister and her husband. We visit the Edison home in Ft. Myers. It is a great 10 days.

Dinner with Nancy and Jesus includes a beautiful sunset
Dinner with Nancy and Jesus includes a beautiful sunset

Sarah and Peggy
Sarah and Peggy

John looking at the setting sun
John looking at the setting sun

Sarah on the tennis court really keeping her eye on the ball
Sarah on the tennis court really keeping her eye on the ball

The Edison home in Ft. Myers
The Edison home in Ft. Myers

Edison's office
Edison’s office
The laboratory
The laboratory
Giant fig tree on the property
Giant fig tree on the property
Sarah under giant fig
Sarah under giant fig
Mary standing by the enormous banyan tree
Mary standing by the enormous banyan tree

Next thing to really look forward to? Jonathan’s visit on February 18!!

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