Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day at Port Charlotte...

Hope everyone enjoyed a great Christmas Day! We sure did... the weather turned for the better, it was sunny and warm, just the way I like it!

We arrived on Christmas Eve here at the house that Tom and Cheryl rented for 2 weeks... it is a great spot, and we are having a blast!

That is our motorcycle trailer parked in our drive way... the house is about 10 years old or so...



Lots of Florida landscaping...

Tom was working the BBQ last night for dinner...

Oh ya, and we have a great enclosed salt water swimming pool! Yippee, it is being used!

I was all excited, that Tom and Cheryl got me a Toronto Maple Leaf Key Holder for Christmas... look at them working away in the kitchen behind me!

Pictures are a bit out of order, as this is at coffee time this morning enjoy the sun at the front of the house.

More gifts were shared at breakfast this morning...

Now if you remember, Tom and Cheryl drive that awesome yellow Corvette in the summer, so Judy and I got them a Corvette Calendar for the new year.


Tom found some quiet time this morning, and was plugging away on Judy's guitar.

Later in the morning we all went out biking around our neighbourhood.... well, until Tom and I sort of got lost in a big time way in the maze of roads, and I had to break out our LG Smart Phone and use the Maps program to figure out where the heck we were! It worked! Made it back home.

We came across a whole bunch of these big turtles crossing our road... this guy was eating the grass right beside the road... don't ask me what type he is... as far as I know he is a "turtle"...

This afternoon it was time to hit the beach at Englewood Beach. It was nice and warm, and as you can see many people decided to hit the beach on Christmas Day here...

No, we did not make it...

Judy and Cheryl enjoying the beach... only problem was that it was a "Red Tide" day and that kind of makes you cough and choke a bit, but we endured.

Tonight we are going to enjoy a nice turkey dinner soon, hope you are too.

Till tomorrow...



  1. That is a Gopher Tortoise. Not a turtle at all. We have lots of them here in Clermont. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_tortoise

  2. Sounds like a great day, glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Wow...sunshine, bike rides, and beach on Christmas day. Bet you all enjoyed that to the max. Beautiful patio and pool area.

  4. Sure is nice to be on the beach for Christmas with friends, enjoy the weather.

  5. We have a fabulous blessed Christmas.

    I am telling you two that place is gorgeous!!! What a wonderful place to stay with family and friends. So glad you weather is so beautiful.

    As I look out the window it is beginning to snow. We are expected to get 6-12" by 7 tonight. Thank goodness Paul got out this morning. I fly tomorrow....at least I hope so.

    Enjoy that wonderful place...to say I am jealous is an understatement...hehe

  6. That is a pretty fine way to spend some fun time at Christmas. Sure looks like a nice place and I'm sure the pool was where you guys gravitated to....for some much needed exercise?

  7. Christmas Day on the beach looked pretty good to me! Sure is a nice house especially with that indoor salt water pool.

    Enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

  8. sounds like a wonderful day!!! love the beach..gorgeous house...enjoy!!!