Chapter Four: A Stop in Cape Coral
April 19, 2007
Leaving behind the alligators and cypress swamp, we got on the big highway and headed farther north. We had a bit of an adventure getting into Cape Coral (the map was wrong!) and decided to stop for dinner before seeing how well I remembered the way to my one-time home. In honor of Eli's dad, Bob, we decided to eat at a Bob Evans restaurant.
Feeling much refreshed by a hearty meal, I managed to get us to Emerald Cove, the place where I lived from February, 2001 to June, 2002.
Here's the house, looking much as we left it.
(Except when we lived there, we had a lush palm hedge between us and the neighbors on the left. They didn't like it, preferring instead to look out at somebody else's windows, and would have made us cut it down if we hadn't moved.)
I wish we could have seen inside, but we didn't really feel like knocking on the door.
This is the pool that belongs to the community. My family spent many hours of fun swimming here, especially since our elderly neighbors liked to keep it heated.
We also had this little lakeside beach to play on. I doubt the community appreciated us digging it up and making it all uneven. The landscape company would come every Tuesday and rake it smooth again. But what's the use of having a beach if you're not going to dig in it?
It was fun to make this little stop so Joshua and Eli could get a glimpse (even if it was a very tiny one) at this part of my life.
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