We just got back from our annual vacation in Ft Myers, Fl. Ft Myers doesn't exactly scream vacation destination but it's near Sanibel and Captiva which is why I go. It's also the home of the Red Sox's spring training facilities, which is why my wife goes
. We did the spring training game between The Yankees and The Red Sox. It was a tie! Apparently, during spring training games they stop playing after 9 innings, no matter what. This was news to me, as is all of baseball knowledge, but also news to my wife who is a big baseball fan. It was a surprise to all the other ten thousand people at the new stadium who really booed a lot. It was a good game. We had unbelievably good seats. The weather was nice and there were no unpleasant people in our vicinity.
We were there for a week and did all our usual wildlife walks. At the Corkscrew wildlife preserve we saw a 12 foot long, 250 pound alligator from 30 feet away. It was both safe and scary. We were up on a boardwalk about 6 feet above the ground and about 7 feet above sea level. I have a new smart phone. I don't know how to use it yet. I took a gator picture and accidentally and unknowingly took a 15:30 video of the inside of my phone case. It got uploaded and cost me an extra $20.00 worth of data usage. I won't do that again!
I extracted a still of our fearsome friend from the video. Attached is twenty dollars worth of vacation memories.