It's been a long while since I last posted a blog so this is a catch up of all events since I returned from NJ in mid December.
I arrived home in Florida from NJ and came down with the flu that lasted most of the month. I was off the bike until a trial run on Christmas Day. It was a short ride with a lot of wind but at least I was back on the bike even though it was only 16 miles. It was a turning point for me. It took me almost another two weeks for me to stop coughing while riding.
Happily I can report that I am now fully recovered and back to cycling and life!
December 27, 2016
Bob S graciously hosted a ride with a lunch afterward in Marco Island. The ride was a 28 mile ride with a rest stop at the Marco Island farmer's market. Al Porter, who was on his way to South Beach, was staying with Bob and Meg and was able to join the ride and the lunch. Bruce K as well as myself also joined the ride.
Bob and Meg hosted lunch which consisted of a quinoa dish with chicken. Everyone enjoyed that dish, espeically me, and I hope the next time I visit, if they are having lunch, that they will offer that dish again.
Unfortunately I was not able to join Bob and Meg and Al and Marion on Bob's boat for an afternoon ride after the lunch but I heard it was very nice. Also unfortunate was the fact that I didn't take any photos of this great event.
Thanks to Bob and Meg....Bob for putting together a nice ride and Meg and Bob for a delicious lunch.
January 24, 2017
Dennis and his wife, Marion hosted a dinner at their home in East Naples. There were about 20 attendees all were connected with PFW in some way. Al Porter again graced us with his presence after driving back for a few days from South Beach with his wife Marion. Another guest was Ira S and his wife Rose.
This time I did take photos and I will let them speak for themselves.
Dennis decided to decorate the mailbox so that guests would not pass the house. Very cleaver!
The following photos are of the house where Dennis and Marion are staying until March as well as guests enjoying the festivities
And of course the food!
It was a great feast and a good time was had by all. Thank you to Marion and Dennis for a tremendous amount of work to put this dinner together. It was a huge success. The only question I have is.......
When is the next one??