Florida has more sinkholes than any other state. Sinkholes are the natural result of a falling water table in areas where subterranean erosion has created underground caverns. The depressions that result from surface collapse fill with water creating lakes. In the Mexican Yucatan the same geology exists and these water bodies are called cenotes. Cenotes were sacred places that in Mayan times demanded human sacrifice during times of drought. In Florida they are beautiful areas of recreation and wildlife habitat. It is another example of "it doesn't matter what you have, it's what you do with it".
Like the Irish blessing, today I had the sun on my face and the wind at my back. I flew over 75 hilly miles to meet my brother Bill at 1 o'clock. We took his rental car down to the white sands of Destin and enjoyed a hot tub, walk on the beach, and an Irish supper by the bay. Tomorrow Bill will take me back to where he picked me up, then he will fly back to California. What a short but delightful visit!