"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Friday, February 5, 2010

Marathon Florida

It's been a very relaxing week, we had planned to head down to Key West on Monday via the local bus.  We woke to the sound of rain, and as luck would have it, it rained all day, so the bus trip to Key West will have to be rescheduled.  One day of rain is not bad, the rest of the week was sunny with temps in the high 70's.  There was a music festival held over the past weekend, it was the 1st annual Florida Keys Traditional Music Festival, it was fun even though we were not familiar with any of the musicians.  Pat Daily who plays at the round house in Put in Bay will be in Key West this weekend.  The rest of our time has been spent doing little maintenance jobs on the boat and hangin out at the pool. Not much to report, oh yeah, Jim was carded, can you believe it. Here's the story, we went to the local IHOP for breakfast and Jim decided to order off the "55 and older" section of the menu, also known as the "senior section". The waitress did not believe he was old enough, he had to show her his drivers license. It was the hi light of his day!

Tuesday there is a looper get together at one of the other marinas, there will be 60 loopers attending.  Marathon is a popular spot to winter in for people doing the great loop.  It should be fun catching up with friends we have met along the way. Most of us are spread out amongst the many marinas down here, and get around either on the dinghy or bikes.

Next weekend we are having our first visitors from home on the boat.  Ed, Sue & crew will be coming down.  We are excited to see them and have them spend some time with us. There is a standing invite to who ever would like to come down and see us, we have an extra bedroom and then there is always the couch. 

Here's Jim & Ted clowning around at Key Fisheries, where we had a great lunch one afternoon.

Have a great weekend, hopefully the snow won't get too deep, as always, stay warm and safe.


Anonymous said...

hi cant wait to go to florida and see uncle jim in a bikini i miss u! :)

PS...Can't wait to see you too Aunt Mary!

Anonymous said...

Hi Uncle Jim and Aunt Mary!!
I am looking foward to hanging out with you in the Keys!! I cant wait to do the limbo with you!! How low can u go??!! Be sure to practice!! :) Mom says to drink heavily while you practice the limbo!! HUGS AND KISSES!!!!!
Katie :)

Anonymous said...

Love hearing of your fun stuff. So Jim was carded---hmmmm, I guess that's what living the good life can do for you.
Would love to visit, but am so busy fixing up my new condo. Painting is starting tomorrow!!
Luv Ya, Sheron

Jan VPB said...

Jim & Mary, Jan from Vermilion Power Boats, boy you guys are having a time of your life, wishing you more “fun in the sun” while we have winter wonderland taking hold. The FL Keys, my old neighbor, have a great time. If you get a chance go north to Islamorada, about 45 min from Marathon. Another great town to visit!