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Back in the Saddle

Having escaped the heavenly, yet extremely sedate, lifestyle of the Keys, Tim and I are refocused and motivated again. We arrived at Fort Myers Beach on Monday and established an exercise regime after our long hiatus. Tuesday morning we woke up and pedaled from the Mainland to Estero Island.

Strengthening the Core

Strengthening the Core

Here is the beach town of Fort Myers Beach, a perfect place for some interesting road riding. We rode past the many beach houses, seafood houses and tshirt shops with the Gulf Coast Beach peeking between the hotels.  After 6 miles, we reached Lovers Key, where you turn off the road and take to the sand. Hard packed yet highly challenging beach riding drains the last bit of energy from the legs.

After our ride, we got comfortable at the San Carlos RV Park where we had prime camping along the San Carlos Canal. With strong wifi, a fridge full of fresh seafood and riding opportunities out our front door, Tim and I were set for the week.

Crab Cakes Bring a Crowd

Crab Cakes bring in a Crowd

Each morning we started with a ride, followed by yoga and strength training by the water.  We then put in our work day and wrapped up the evening with dinner.  This white heron seemed particularly interested in our homemade crab cakes on Mardi Gras Night. While the routine may seem dull, it was just what we needed to get back on track after our Lazy Key Dayz.

Comments (2):

  1. Melinda Landolt

    February 19, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I Love that picture of Tim and the heron! Priceless!

  2. Dad & Lisa

    February 21, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    We have to agree with your mom…… that picture is priceless!!! What a wonderful adventure you two have been having! It has been soooo great for us to share it with you. We can’t believe the experiences you have had, the things you have seen and especially the FOOD you have eaten!!!! 🙂 All in all I must say the most spectacular thing has been Tim’s photos! I’m sure all will agree that they have brought your experiences up close and personal for all of us!!!! Thanks Tim!! Fabulous and almost forty!!! 🙂 I’m still wondering about the sign warning us re: the vultures and the cars???? Have they figured out how to get the locks undone and drive off with them???? thanx to the both of you for taking all of us with you!!!

    lots of love!!!
    Dad & Lisa

    P.S. today was the Az. Senior Olympics, Dad took home the medal of course and Brett, Bree and Timmy made it up to cheer him on! We all thought of you! Also saw a great bumper-sticker “why not elect Jimmy Buffet for president and put a real Pirate in the White House?” lol w/love!

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