We have left the boat with new friends, Jim and Arlene, at their backyard dock along the canals of St. James City on Pine Island. We were then picked up by Karen's friends from Canton, Sandy and Bill Adams and taken to their home in Fort Myers for the night. After a delicious Mexican dinner, a restful sleep, a yummy breakfast, and lots of good talking, sharing and laughter, Bill took us to the Fort Myers airport to fly home and be with family and friends for the holidays. We heard from Arlene today, sharing with us about a small tornado in the Cape Coral/Pine Island area that did some damage to their boat lift, but no damage to our boat. Whew! That was close! We'll head back to the boat mid-January and resume our trip, continuing south along the Gulf coast.