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Mar 15, 2018 - Koreshan State Historic Site

We went south today to see a unique place where Cyrus Teed brought followers of his cult to form a new community in 1894. He believed our universe was contained inside a giant sphere. While women and children were brought to the new colony to practice Koreshanity, everyone practiced celibacy because it led to immortality. Once Cyrus Teed died and didn't come back to life, followers weren't so sure of his new religion anymore. That was a second reason the community died out. The last remaining members of the community gave it to the State in...

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Nov 16, 2017 - Estero River Kayaking trip

Joan wasn't back yet and people asked me to organize a kayaking trip. I tried to remember where we kayaked a couple or few years ago in the early Fall where we spent the whole day in a river with lots of oak trees overhead - old Florida. I thought I found it and announced that I was going down to Estero to kayak that river. 7 people decided to come along, so we left at 9 AM and traveled a little over half an hour down I-75 to get to the Koreshan State Historic Site. Mary Graves had camped here and I visited her, and I had seen the buildings...

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Apr 4, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/366

160403 - Sun – 80,557 – 365 > Look at the numbers preceding this post. See anything unique? We have owned this RV for 7.5 years. We have spent 365 nights sleeping in it. This is HUGE (you have to be in SWF to get that – no you don't have to buy a KIA). One year sleeping in this RV is a long time, but we have had a great time. Only 2 more nights sleeping here. Then it is sold and we go home. We are not quite ½ packed, but we do have the bike on the rack, on top of the car. I don't have any pictures in this post but I will try to get some...

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Apr 1, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/363

160331 – Thu – 80,577 – 362 > Shirley went to the Farmer's Market and then went kayaking with the 3 girls. I put the awning back down, took the recycling, did a walk about, and went to the pool.After I was at the pool, Shirley came home and went to the pool. We had steak for dinner.

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Mar 31, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/362

160330 - Wed – 80,577 – 361> Today we went to see the Big Cats & the Sunken Gardens with the Hagars. Kissing again! They were in Sarasota & St. Pete respectively. We had a great day. We were surprised at how active the animals were. Deb, Tom & the girls had a few at Mullock Marina and were back in camp when we got home. Then we had a party on our patio.

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Mar 29, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/360

160328 - Mon – 80,577 – 359 > Today we went kayaking with the girls & Debbie. It was Shirley (using Tom's boat), Stephanie, Tina & Deb. I watched from the shore. We had great fun and then went to lunch at Doug's on Bonita Beach Rd. for Great seafood. Jeff & Lynn came for cocktails & we went to the Clambake for dinner. It was good, as usual. Tonight we might try to go to the Mullock Marina for happy hour. Beers are $1.

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Mar 24, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/355

160323 - Wed – 80,577 > It was a busy day! We went to breakfast at the campground, the back to the RV. Then we left to go walking on the Yarbourough linear trail and got an iced coffee for the trip ( was about lunchtime). On the tril we saw an alligator, two turtles and a snake.After tht we cme home and went to the pool. Then we went to Tina & Stephanie's for happy hour, then to the campround farewell dinner, and back to Stephanie & Tina's. I was tired by the time I went to bed.

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Mar 21, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/352

160320 - Sun – 80,577 > We were at Hagar's and Susan & Shirley went to a tea while Jack and I hung round the house. Jack tried to scare the buzzards away as they landing on the screen house over the pool. There was a turtle carcass nearby, that Jack had to move. The birds were fairly good looking. Then we went to Jeff's and saw Stacey, Steve, Drew and Kristen and had a great dinner.

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Mar 19, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/351

160318 - Fri – 80,577 > Today we went to the American Diner for lunch, after the insurance adjusters were here to look at the minor damage that was apparently done in the Jan storm. Then we went to the pool and went to the Murder Mystery Train for dinner & the mystery, with the Hagars. Our table won! We had a great time.

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Mar 14, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/346

160313 - Sun – 80,577 > Today we went to Jeff's at 1pm. Then we went Naples with Jeff, Lynn, Drew & Kristin Scott (Lynn's son), Ann & Bill Blaser (Lynn's brother) and went boating. We all had a great time & the houses on the canals were fantastic. Then back to Jeff's for a Kabob dinner that was also fantastic along with birthday pie for Shirley & Bill. A great time. Went home about 9pm.

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Mar 11, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/343

160310 - Thu – 80,777 > Shirley's birthday! We went to the market, then to Skip One for Lunch, then to Palm RV. Our RV is too old for their consignment, but they gave us a dealer that may buy it, and he might come out on Friday. Then we had a Happy Hour at the beach with Stephanie, Tina, Tom and Debbie and watched the sunset.

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Mar 10, 2016 - Estero FL; 27/342

160309 - Wed – 80,777 > Shirley went paddleboarding on the Imperial River in Bonita Springs & I went exploring. We also went to WalMart fo some supplies & went walking after dinner. Apparently the paddleboarding counted as steps, as well it should, as Shirley had over 12,000 steps. I think we count that s a good day.

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