March 21 - 30, 2020:   Punta Gorda, Florida

We arrived from Puerto Rico into the Fort Lauderdale airport at about 5:45am.  As you can see from the pictures below, the airplane was about 1/2 full and the Fort Lauderdale airport was empty.

Muthu drove from Punta Gorda to pick us up so it was really nice to have curb side service and a friendly smile to come back to. 

THANK YOU Muthu for the early morning pickup! 

As soon as we got back to Muthu's in Punta Gorda, we got the trailer set back up and then climbed under the covers for a short nap.  We had left for the airport in Rincon at 1:00am.  Craig never went to sleep that night and I laid down for about an hour, so we were pretty tired.

After a few hours sleep, we took a tour of Muthu's Back 40 to see the progression of the mango trees.  Holy Cow...some of the trees have fruit that are getting ripe and...more flowers.  This means they will produce a second crop of mangos = NICE!

We unpacked our bags from Puerto Rico and then made a list of stuff needed for the next couple of days and for our drive home. 


Over the next few days, Craig made a few trips to various grocery stores and we all made a trip to Costco in Fort Myers.  Yes, we also had difficulty finding some of the most common items.

We then spent the next week at Muthu's practicing social distancing ; ) 


We would work on the computers, enjoy the swimming pool, watch movies, and then Cindy and Muthu both worked on various 'house' projects.  While Craig and I prepped the truck and trailer to begin our journey back to Boise, Idaho.


It was a great relaxing time!!!

THANK YOU MUTHU AND CINDY for you wonderful hospitality, friendship, advice, guidance, and support during our Winter in Florida.  You opened your life and home to us and we SINCERELY appreciate that. 


We loved our 'home away from home' and look forward to repaying the hospitality!

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