Year in The Rear View – the first 6 months

30 Dec

It’s time to look back at 2016 as it is now in the rearview mirror.

January started as one of our cooler months, which meant a kayak trip to Mound Key in the Esteto Bay with the gang of eight.  

January also saw our Owl return to raise a family in our rental house.


Our friends from Connecticut, Barbara and Dick, also our daughter-in-laws parents, rented a house near us for two months.  

Our community had a Welcome Back Party.

Dick and I took the ladies to brunch for Valentines Day.

Every year or local Chic-fil-a has a 50’s party.

J and I learned to play pickleball. 

We also had a sunset picnic on the beach.

We also attended the Concert on the Driving Range.

We took Barbara & Dick to the concert but also our friend Barbara from a Bonita Springs.


Dick and I took the boat to get serviced.

Our tree started to bloom.

We went to another concert on the green.

J’s Encore club had a Happy  Hour at Ted’s Montana Grill

The traditional Easter Picture 

Easter dinner with our friends.


April flowers. Our orchid blooms every year at this time.

Boys night at Ted’s.

The golf course began killing the grass to replant new.


J and I attended a Kentucky Derby party…note the hat!

May was visitors month. J’s brother and his wife stayed a few days.

Our friend Tony brought my dog to stay for 3 weeks.

Pam, J’s best friend from grade school, and her husband Hank visited.

Missey was still with us.

Dick and I took a boat ride.


June was a busy month.  Conrad had his first Holy Communion so it was off to Italy.

Conrad was happy to see us…

As was Alexander…

And Carolina and David…

and even the donkeys.

We took a hike…

attended Conrad’s First Holy Communion 

Eric and I took a hike to town, Sacrofano.

…ate good food.

….attended one of David’s concerts…he is on the Conductor’s right.

Eric and I took a ride in Alexander’s car…it has a lawn mower engine

We went sightseeing 

We drank to much

….a good time was had by all.

On our return we attended a Happy Hour at Bonita Bay…

saw our friend Steve…

we drove Anne and Dick’s car to New Jersey and visited the kids.

and family…

Went to the gallery…

saw a famous work of art…

took selfies…
This is just the first half of the year.  More I’d yet to come.


One Response to “Year in The Rear View – the first 6 months”


  1. Year in the Rear View – second 6 months  | trioldman - January 1, 2017

    […] The year is winding down, the ball will drop soon and  tomorrow the resolutions kick in.  Here is a look back stating in July.  If you missed the first half go here Year in the Rear View – the First 6 Months. […]

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