March 7, 2010 email from John Shahan

Hi Ken,

I am glad you had a good time in Cocoa. It has been less than warm down here since Christmas. But I guess it is warmer here than up there. Great pictures of the animals. We have a large population of sand hill cranes who winter near Gainesville. It is great when they fly over in large flocks, "honking" away at each other as they cruise along, hundreds of feet overhead.
I have attached some pictures of my recent trip to Russia to visit Irina. They have three feet of snow on the ground there and it is still coming. It has been below zero (F) frequently this winter. They are not looking forward to the spring melt!

Not sure when I will be in Central Lake next. I will let you know.
Take care,