Florida Oct 2003

Chris & Ardith's Twins: Emily and Nicholas

After many years of invitations, I finally stopped off to see Cousin Ardith and the twins! Chris was in Las Vegas already for his new job. Ardith was a gracious host and the kids were awesome. I had a very enjoyable time visiting and playing with them. Nothing like making it in under the wire as they close on their Florida home (pics included) 31 Oct and from there it is off to the desert!

EMILY Trying
On My Watch
Front of house
from southwest corner
Back of house
from the pond
Front of house
from southeast corner

Working On TSUKERL (Ed, Shelia & Isis Schollian's Sailboat)

Ed, Shelia & Isis Schollian are preparing their sailboat for another rough winter in Georgetown Exuma Bahamas. I went down to help them out for a few days since they always welcome me to join them in Georgetown. I also was able to see their new "diesel pusher" Winnebago! There are a few other pics mixed in of various things, some with captions.

My New Office!
TSUKERL was sitting in Glades Boat Yard directly off the Caloosahatchee River which is the river connecting the Gulf to Lake Okeechobee. My primary job was to work up the mast replacing the lost TV antenna and removing the old radar to replace it with a newer smaller unit. [dcp02361.jpg]
Working atop TSUKERL's
mast about 40 feet in the air
My View Over
TSUKERL's Stern!
Aft Port Quarter
Bow Port Quarter
John & Diane's Spirit
Directly Off
To The Starboard
John on Spirit
Finishing Bottom Paint
Spirit Awaiting Pickup
The Travel Hoist Cometh!
The Travel Hoist Looms
In The Straps
Resting In The Cradle
The New Diesel Pusher RV
And Geo Trakker
The Schollians
After Dinner Conversation
Isis In The Lens
That's My Knee Next
To All Those Teeth!
Someone Needs
To Go Out
Isis Posing #1
Isis Posing #2
Looking WEST On The
Caloosahatchee River at
Ortona Locks Campground
Looking EAST On The
Caloosahatchee River at
Ortona Locks Campground
Looking at the locks
in the afternoon light