We flew to Fort Myers Nov. 24 to stay with Sally's sister Brigid's family in Cape Coral. Their 95 year old Dad lives there with Brigid during the winter months. We had lots of time to visit with Dad and go to some favorite lunch spots. He likes Miceli Restaurant and Bert's Bar in Matlache about 5 min. from Brigid's. So we try to visit them all when we're there. We also drove out to the Mucky Duck on Captiva Island.Nice to be back in summer weather for a few weeks.
Nov. 14-24, 2017
We flew to Chicago via Madrid November 14 to begin our USA home visit. Tight connection so no luggage but we made the flight. We had a fun 10 days with our son Justin's family. We had at least one of the girls home with us each day to do something special and then had fun family activities planned when we were all there. Sara and Lucy always want to bake or help cook so they each had a turn. Chicago Art Institute, Macy's Children Activity day, Santa Land, Pump It Up (bounce land) Holiday lights at Morton Arborateum, Gingerbread Houses and Thanksgiving Parade were some of the highlights. We played lots of games, read books, art projects and many songs.
Nov. 12, 2017
We were suppose to ride the Teleferico up Volcano Teide 3,718m high but it was cancelled. We rescheduled for the next day but unfortunately/fortunately they closed it down after one group sat in the air for an hour waiting for it to restart! It was a beautiful drive though Bosque de la Esperanza another forest winding road. We saw lots
of interesting woodland hiking trails but no time to stop. Tourist Information had hiking maps available. Then we drove through Las Canadas the valley leading to Volcano Teide. The rocks definitely look like a lunar landscape. We had a nice picnic and visited the El Portillo visitors center about Volcano Teide. The visitor centers in the Canary Islands are very informative and hands like a museum.