Stagg and Rick on dock patio over the Everglades.
Look at this lovely solution. How to keep paper towels from unraveling in the wind? A fishing line weight. The restaurant also leaves the bill with a clothespin clipped on to it so it doesn't blow away.
I know. Weird. But I just had to take a pic of this tampon machine.
Rick and his wife have certainly joined the Florida conspiracy to corrupt us with food, comfort and friendship. They have spoiled us and taken us in and we've had a marvelous visit. Rick and I have known each other 16 years and we met on a bookclub and web forum focused on discussing Cormac McCarthy. How do I tell you about Rick. First, he and his wife have been to the Galapagos Islands three times. 3!!! times!!! That almost in itself tells you what kind of a person he is. (They are) It is no small exageration to say that on a particular level Rick changed my life. He and Marty at the Cormac McCarthy Society more or less taught me how to argue,
(This has been a mindblowing visit with all our friends from the past weeks photos and posts and we have no idea how we will ever make it up to them. We feel so lucky to have spent time with such wonderful people we know in florida.)