13 October 2002
Liz and I were flying a Florida vacation with our Nephew Chris, his wife Nancy and four-year-old daughter Alyssa. We were scheduled to do the usual Orlando theme parks and visit some family. Liz and I thought it would be fun to surprise them with lunch in the Bahamas. We departed the Florida coast at Fort Pierce and flew 106 miles to my favorite Bahama island, Walker's Cay. It is only one mile long and as little as 100 yards wide. The water was crystal clear in the bright sunshine. We had lunch at the only restaurant open at that time. Then walked down to the rocky beach to watch the seven-foot-long 500-pound bull sharks swimming next to shore. The island has great scuba sites but since Liz and I were only divers, we would have to save that for another day.