The Mermaids wanted to paddle but the weather was not cooperating....Instead of giving up because of the wind we explored the canals off the intracoastal waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. Cindy was from Indiana and had never paddled before but she caught on quickly. We were able to view the magnificent homes from the canal viewpoint. These homes had private pools and tropical back yards that you could only find in Better Homes and Gardens. The Mermaids had visions of simmering fish Tacos cooking on the grill after our husbands had pulled up in their boats with a cooler full of Mahi Mahi. It was fun pretending we owned one of these homes.....but we did own the waterways and were enjoying Florida just as much as anyone! All of us counted our blessings and paddled on as we enjoyed each others company. Come join us sometime!