Over the river and through the woods...

Around the Lake O
....from here to the east coast

Graduation Day
...graduation day (my beautiful granddaughter Tabitha and my handsome nephew Ryan)

Pollywog Creek Pasture
...the pasture

Downtown Fort Myers
...downtown Ft. Myers

...playing with color 

...another drive from here to the east coast

The price of freedom is visible here...
...the VA hospital - our east coast destination

We've spent much time between here and somewhere else the last couple of weeks. Two trips east to the coast, one drive up to central Florida, and numerous excursions into "the city" have done serious damage to our gasoline and eating-out budgets.

These comings and goings have been a mixed bag of activity - loving on a dying friend and celebrating the joys of high school graduations - interspersed with the ordinary stuff of life.

The days ahead promise more of the same - doctor appointments in one direction, trips to love on our friend in another, a golden anniversary celebration with friends and five full-of-fun days with two grandlittles - two year old Austin and almost-five year old Mason.

Our bittersweet visits with a friend now in hospice have been a harsh reminder of life's brevity and an encouragement to not waste (or take for granted) whatever time we have been given with those we hold dear.

Photos: A gallery of collages from our first drive to the east coast to the last. Don't you love how it begins and ends with a side mirror view? Serendipity - honest. Totally unplanned.