Cape Coral Weekend

So we meet again, Monday…

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Jon and I went down to Cape Coral since we hadn’t been in a while. It was a typical weekend filled with family, friends, fun and food.

It started with an early rising on Saturday morning. Jon was off on an all day fishing trip with his brother and friends. And I was off to volunteer at Games Day at Special Populations with Jon’s uncle, cousin and sister. Special Populations is a city run program for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Jon’s aunt goes to their day program. It is really an amazing place. It’s like going to school, where they do all kinds of activities, go on field trips and have special events like dances or dinners. I’ve never heard of a program like it anywhere else, but it’s definitely something that every city should have. Each year they have Games Day, where they have different activities set up throughout the property with prizes for everyone. It was Armed Forces day so they had fun themed activities like Sargent Says, Grenade Toss, Target Practice and a fun obstacle course.

I was a group assistant where I helped take one group around to all of the stations. You can’t help but be happy around these people. They love life and see fun in everything. It was a great morning!

After Games Day Jon’s sister, Tori, and his cousin, Alex, and I went over to his uncle’s house for some pool time. It was too hot to lay out so I just dangled my feet and stayed in the shade while watching the pups have fun in the water.


And tried to keep my hands out of the cookie jar.

Mexican wedding cookies are officially my favorite cookie. Anyone have any good recipes?

Then came a much-needed nap and then a much-needed burrito from Azteca. Tori and I then headed over to catch up with the boys, who were feasting on their freshly caught amberjack fish. Poor Jon was exhausted from being out in the sun all day so we made it an early night.

I did get to try this this weekend.

Tori said it “tasted like a sweet tart”, which it does. Not in a bad way though. It was good, but nothing I’d buy again. A bit too sweet for my taste, but I love that it’s only 100 calories a glass.

Sunday was pretty low-key. Lots of lying around except for washing cars. Then we did a shopping trip for groceries for a yummy dinner.

But first…we made lemon bars.


Neither Tori nor I had ever made lemon bars and we were combing ones we found from Martha Stewart and Williams and Sonoma (I always forget they have great recipes!). They were lookin’ a little odd to me before we stuck them in the fridge for an hour, but I crossed my fingers.

Dinner was curry chock full of veggies, leftover amberjack from the boys fishing trip and asian style tilapia piccata. Everything was so good! Curry a la Tori, grilled amberjack a la Jon’s grillmaster of a dad and tilapia a la Jon. A great mix of culinary efforts!


And those lemon bars?

They turned out pretty darn tasty too.

What fun things did you do this weekend?

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