February 21, 2008
Last night camping and off to Juno Beach
Scott and George enjoying the campfire
Heath and Lil's New Hair styles
Watching the lunar eclipse, which is that little dot up at the top of the page.
Scott in his bus
On our way to see Lily's grandparents in Juno Beach
With a stop at the turtle hospital
February 20, 2008
Mote Marine Laboratory
Today we visited the Mote Marine Laboratory with Scott's Dad. This is a GREAT aquarium! We saw so many fun things!
We got to touch stingrays!
And the manatees were my favorite!
Dinner time at the campsite
Lily is a happy camper.
February 19, 2008
Siesta Key Beach
Surfer Lil ready for the beach
Siesta Key Beach looking south
Lil's Sand Castle
Heath's Corona Commercial
Life is good.
Back in Florida!
Lily and I arrived at Oscar Scherer State Park in Sarasota on Sunday afternoon. Hooray! Time for some fun in the sun! Scott Martin is with us; he is George's buddy from Canada. He took most of these photos with his awesome camera.
At the campsite
And off to the beach!
Looking for shark teeth
Life is good.
February 08, 2008
George and Scott watch the Atlantis launch
Scott, I am so jealous of your awesome camera.
January 27, 2008
Life is good.
This is the best.
Today's music is provided by this great steel drummer. Life is GOOD!
This little birdie has the same idea.
Wedding today at Fort Zach; Bridesmaid of Every Color, and the best men had ties to match.
From left to right: John with dog Jack, Michelangelo, and Heath. Michelangelo has been coming to Key West for 36 years straight; he is 86 now. This year he escaped from his old folks home, 2 weeks after open heart surgery, to get down here. We spent the evening talking about his first days in Key West in 1972 and the way things were back then. He's seen so many changes, and of course KW will never be the same. But through his stories you get a very clear image of the REAL Key West, which is nothing like it is today. Not too many of these guys left, only him and NRA Bob. Hope to see them both next year!
The last sunset
Good bye Key West!
January 25, 2008
Boats coming in on last day of racing
Friday is for fishing
Caught anything? No?
Nope, me neither. Maybe we're using the wrong bait?
January 24, 2008
George caught a barracuda.
Advertising for the Hog's Breath Saloon
Alison's Last Night: Tuesday
Started off with some oysters from the Half Shell Raw Bar.
And then some Rum Runners from Fat Tuesday!
We had an extra one; probably didn't need it.
Though it did help us to admire some art,
and do some climbing.
Finished with dinner at Cheeseburger Key West! YUM!!!
Tuesday photos, no Wednesday. No wait, what's today?
The only thing George caught was a bird. Yes, a bird. As G casted, it flew down and scooped up the hook. Luckily, after reeling it in, he was able to release it without any harm.
Cloudy day; must have been Tuesday.
Here is the color we like! This is Wednesday, which unfortunately was the day Alison was catching her flight.
Luckily we were able to get in a bit of sun before she left.
January 23, 2008
This is more like it!
The weather has finally improved!
Stay tuned for more sunny shots of paradise!!
Pirate George and Mermaid Heather
Arg Matey! Where be my booty and rum!
Mallory Square Sunset, but it's cloudy.
Our Buddy Stu
We love our buddy Stu! Going on 75, he's been a regular here in Key West during the winter for sometime. He is a true combat camper.
Shots from The Secret Garden
This will help remind you what flowers look like.... heh heh.
January 22, 2008
Photos from Monday
Liquid Lunch: Mohitos and Guinness
Which led to some henna tattoos...
Pretty Blue Volks!
Key West Kitty #1
Key West Kitty #2
Welcome Back to Key West!
It's great to be back in Key West!!
Met Alison on Saturday
And off to Happy Hour at the Conch Bar!
Speaking of conch...
Here is my first bowl of chowder, and some cracked conch to start things off right! And look who snuck into my bag... my little RDT raindrop!
Looks like he didn't want to miss the fun! Here we are sharing a pitcher of sangria! YUM!
Turns out that it is Race Week 2008! Key West Race Week is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, sailing race in the country. Cheers to race week and the additional scenery it provides!
Sunday was windy! Gusts up to 31mph. This sailboat went over on its side, and had to cut it's spinnaker to right itself.
Sunday we spent at various pubs to watch the football games. It was rainy and windy so we didn't feel guilty being inside... or drinking and eating non-stop for 8 hours straight... yeah....
Stay tuned for: Henna Tattoos and The Secret Garden!