We've been enjoying our stay in Naples, spending our time swimming, biking and visiting with friends. Kevin and Ralph wanted to play some golf, so we did some research online and using the app Golf Now. We discovered that golf in Naples is quite pricey.
We found a Hot Deal on Golf Now for 18 holes with a cart at an executive course for $38 plus about $5 in fees and taxes. One thing about Florida is they sure know how to tax tourists. No wonder they don't have any state income tax. Since the price wasn't too bad, I agreed to golf too. I admit it, I don't like to pay too much to golf.
Our tee time was at 1:30 pm on another beautiful day. Ralph ended up with another golfer as a partner. It was a bit windy and humid, but not too bad until a rain cloud found us. We ended up with about five minutes of rain on the 12th hole. The course was a par 62 (a regular course is par 72). It was in decent shape and plenty challenging enough.
Here we are with Ralph.
There were some really funny looking squirrels on the course. They looked like a cross between a red squirrel and a raccoon.
I'm always surprised when I see a pelican up in a tree. Usually, they are on the ground or on the water.
On Sunday we went to the condo Al and Joan are staying at and had a great time with Al and Joan, Ralph and Ann, and Dick and Wanda. It's been several years since we've all been together, so it was a treat to enjoy the day together. We played pickle ball, swam in the pool, and enjoyed a great meal together.
The biggest excitement of the day was trying to get a small gecko out of the enclosed patio. Joan tried sweeping it out, but that didn't work. She said she had tried grabbing it by its tail, but it got away. Kevin was sure surprised when he was able to grab it by the tail, but the tail came off in his hand. He dropped it, and the tail kept moving for a few minutes. The gecko retreated to the corner. That poor guy was not having a good day.
Tonight we are meeting Al and Joan and Dick and Wanda at Outback Steakhouse for a valentine's dinner. Kevin and I have plans to go to Sanibel Island and the Ford and Edison museum in Fort Myers later in the week.
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