March, 15th -
Steve and I have been wanting to meet in Florida for
Spring Training for a few years. The Indians are moving
to Arizona in 2009 and we both worried that their
spring training camp would lose some of its warmth and
charm in a brand new corporate park. We needed to
One of our best
friends in high school, Melissa Burley,
lives in Miami. Granted, that’s not all that close to
Winter Haven but if we’re in Florida we should try to
find her and see if we could hook up for a little while.
She seemed amenable.
Steve has been
scuba diving since 1999. I’ve wanted
to do it but training takes a bit of a commitment and
I just hadn’t found the time. Steve mentioned that
he’d like to dive while we were in Miami and I realized
that it would be the perfect time to get my certification.
I took the classes and the pool dives in Ohio in February
and planned to do my open water dives and complete
my certification in Florida.
We had a plan…