Nelson and I are grandparents again! Mya Louise Gainey was born on Dec. 11, 2010 to Justin and Lindsey, our youngest son and his wife. Mya is a sweet little doll baby.
We had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and enjoyed Christmas Eve with our son, Will, Stacey, and Jackson, our seven year old wonderful grandson who is always a joy. Jackson had a great Christmas and we loved being with him Christmas morning to see all the things that Santa brought. Christmas Day, we drove to Wilmington and had a great time visiting our son Justin, Lindsey and little Mya. Lindsey’s parents, Al and Tori were there also and we enjoyed being with them again and sharing our new granddaughter together. Our trip ended in Hamlet visiting our parents and other members of our family. We are truly blessed to have them still with us. Ondra’s Dad has been in the hospital since Christmas with pneumonia but got out last Friday and is getting stronger each day.
We returned by car to Florida on Tuesday January 4 to continue our boat trip. We got into Cape Coral that night and spent the remainder days preparing our boat to leave the dock. We finally left the dock on Saturday, Jan. 7th headed for Pelican Bay which is a state park where we met up with our friends, Randy & Kathy Chamberlain from Buffalo, NY. We met them on our last trip South. We sailed along with them from Marathon to Ft. Myers. It was nice to see them again. We spent two nights there. Yesterday we rode across the ICW and ate a delicious cheeseburger at a unique restaurant by the water on Cabbage Key. There were over 80,000 dollar bills on the walls, ceiling and everywhere. Every time someone goes there, they write their name on the dollar and put it on the walls. When the bills fall off, they take them to a charity. They say that they have donated over $10,000 dollars to this charity thus far. Nelson and I forgot to do this. Today we motored along with our friends to Ft. Myers Beach where we will spend the next few days before leaving for Marathon. Tonight we rode our dinghy across the mooring field over to a small grill on the water and had seafood sandwiches while listening to several bands that played live music. They were very good and entertaining. Tomorrow, we plan to go ashore and walk around the beach area and check out the shops along the way. We are looking forward to an interesting day. Cathy and Randy love staying here at Ft, Myers Beach mooring field. They say that there is always something to do here. We shall see tomorrow!