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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Trip - Day 2! Happy 4th!!

Danny and Maggie on lookout!

The water spout over the river!

Hanging out in the cockpit.

Look what I found!!

I hear this is good for teething pain!!
She is truly a Thornell!!

We got up at 7:00,Dan ran in with the dogs for a potty run, we pulled up anchor and headed down the river. We decided we weren't going to let the boat problems hold us from enjoying the fourth. The river started getting busy from all the people off today for the holiday. We decided to head down by our house. We saw lots of rain off in the distance, but luckily didn't really hit any.
Just after we got out of the river we heard boaters on the vhf talking about a water spout and could see it! It was really spooky! The funnel cloud is a tornado, just over the water. We took the inland route and boated between the islands and Ft Myers Beach and Bonita Beach. It was low tide and there were lots of boats out fishing, many anchored in the middle of the channel!
We anchored off Lovers Key right across from doggie beach, the dogs got antsy right away watching all the dogs playing. We all got in the dinghy and motored across the channel. Victoria had never been in the dinghy and did not know what to think of it. As we got close to the beach both dogs jumped out. We anchored the dinghy and let the dogs run. Victoria and I sat in the water and she put her toes in the sand for the first time. She just looked all around wide eyed!
Dinner was hotdogs, macaroni salad and potato salad. Dessert was fourth of july cookies! Both kids were asleep at 8.
Dan & I sat in the salon, with the ac running, watching "Casino Royale". He had a beer and I had a glass of wine. What a tough life!
We heard some fireworks off in the distance but kept the movie on loud so the dogs would not hear them and go crazy.
Hope everyone had a very happy 4th!
Please everyone keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers!