More very welcomed guests..............

We returned from the Boca Grande Westsail Rendezvous last Monday afternoon (2/18). My daughter Shannon drove in for a visit and the Admiral, Mike, Shannon, Alex and LeeAnn all went to a great Cuban restaurant for dinner at the big municipal pier. Just so happens that there was a huge tall square rigger tied to the dock. Further investigation revealed that it was the very ship that was in the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", starring Marlon Brando. She is a beautiful ship and the rigging is mind boggling. The next day we all went for a sail on Tampa Bay and we were greeted by several dolphins as we left and returned to our dock. Shannon and grand babies had a wonderful experience and they loved the water tour of Tampa Bay. Alex was a natural on the new touch screen Garmin 5212 chart plotter. Shannon and LeeAnn relaxed and enjoyed the cruise. The Admiral and Mike handled deckhand responsibilities so our guest could just enjoy the sail on the bay. Mike went home later that afternoon and Lana and I joined Shannon and the kids for dinner on Tuesday night. Wednesday was a great day as Shannon treated me to breakfast and trip to Busch Gardens. I was surprised to see all of the different venues at Busch Gardens. It is much more than an amusement park. There are roller coasters, tram, a very large selection of African wild life roaming freely within the confines of the animal barriers and several different theatres. And of course LeeAnn had to visit the barn to say hello to the Budweiser draft horses. We have really enjoyed our visitors and hope to have more in the near future.

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