Saturday, December 26, 2015

Key West Car Show

 Seems as if there is always something going on here in Key West. This week, it was the Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club Show and Shine. All toll there were about 50 cars ranging from the very new to the very old and it was pretty interesting to walk around and chat with the owners. Here are a few shots of some of the cars on display. Enjoy!!!

Another great day out with a few friends. After the show we took in the Waterfront brewery for some local refreshments. That's it for now, we should be moving over to the full hook up area in a couple more days, so we'll see you then........................

Friday, December 25, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Anniversary Sunset Dinner Cruise

 It's been a busy week for us here in Key West. First, our rotation number came up and it was time to move back over to the dry camp area. Scored a pretty good spot again, just one row from the water. However the big event was our Anniversary Sunset Dinner Cruise!!! Yes, call me an ole romantic, but it was the 11th anniversary of our 1st date (Ha!!! lets see how many of you men can remember that!!!) and I booked a Dinner Cruise to celebrate. The food was great and the company of my one and only was even better. Sheryl and I had a great time. Of course, I couldn't head out for a sunset cruise with out my camera, the sunset itself was awesome as usual, but I really wanted to capture some of the schooners which make the evening pilgrimage also. Here's a couple of shots for your viewing pleasure, enjoy.


 Next month I'll be booking a sunset cruise on one of the schooners, I think that would be a really cool.

Of course it hasn't been all about taking trips, seeing the sights and moving around, Nope, Sheryl and her friend picked up a couple of blow up lounge chairs, nothing like  floating in the Gulf of Mexico while sipping Champagne from the bottle!!! Ahhhh the Key West life.............................see ya next time.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Key West Holiday Boat Parade

 Last night, Key West held it's annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Sheryl and I along with friends were able to view it from the Coast Guard Base adjacent to the Old Town Historic Docks. This was the first year the Coast Guard opened it's base to military, retirees and their families for viewing of the parade. We ended up having front row seats, as the boats all seemed to gravitate to our area, even the folks along the civilian docks didn't have the view we did, Score one for the Coast Guard!!!
Here's a few shots from last nights festivities.

 Santa and Rudolf were the Coast Guards Entry.

It was a beautiful night and we all had a great time. This came on the heels of an early morning outing to a local (30 miles a way) Flea Market. It was good to get out and about spending the day with friends. That's all for now, thanks for following along, and until next time......................

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Key West Sunrise

 Woke up entirely to early this morning and decided to try and capture the sunrise. With all the storms moving in and out of the area this week, I didn't know if mother nature would cooperate. She did, just a little and presented us with a small showing through the clouds.

 Key West Fisherman Headed Out

Not a lot has been going on here, just hunkering down through the storms. South Florida has been getting it's fair share, but we are not complaining as we sit here in our shorts and T-Shirts thinking, it could be snow!!! The weather is forecast to get better soon and we have a few activities lined up, so hopefully we'll have more to report. Until then, we'll just enjoy being here and doing a whole lot of nothing. So, until next time................................

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I was pleasantly surprised  this morning when I found out I had won a photo contest I had entered. The theme was landscapes. This is the winning photo, it was taken at the Yankee Girl Ghost Town along the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Arriving at Key West and a Sand Art Competition

 We had to leave Miami on Thanksgiving Day, but before we left we had the kids over for a Thanksgiving Breakfast and send off. Of course a Family portrait was in order and then we were off.
It was great getting to visit our Son, Daughter and Grandson for a few days.

 About half way down the Keys it was time for lunch, I don't think we could have picked a better spot just to sit back, have a bite and enjoy the scenery.

 We got into Key West and the Sigsbee Naval RV Park around 3:00 and got set up with a pretty good site. They didn't have one right on the water for us, but...............

 This was pretty darn close, as seen from our door. Just a short stroll to the Gulf of Mexico to watch the world go by, boats, jet skies, and wind surfers.....ahhh the retired life. Looks like we'll be here in our dry camp site for 6 days till we rotate into a full hook up site. It's taken a couple of days to settle into dry camping and all is good now.

 Yesterday we found out about an event downtown, the Key West International Sand Art Competition, being held at a beach on the Atlantic side, so we just had to check it out. Sheryl and I had never seen professional Sand Artist before, it is just amazing to watch them create these sculptures. There were only 6 artist at this event, so it didn't take to long to check them all out, but we stayed for a bit before heading back to our sanctuary and away from the insanity that Key West can be. Here are some of the sculptures I was able to capture, hope you enjoy!!!

It's been a great few days here. We keep looking at our home base weather, 32 degrees each day and are quite happy we made it down here for the winter!!! That's all for now from Sunny and Warm Key West............................see ya next time............................

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Visiting the Kids and Grandson in Miami

 After driving for a couple of days in some crazy Florida Liquid Sunshine and a Night or two at  Flying J Truck Stops, we arrived safe and sound in the Miami area.

 Once again we scored a pretty good site here at Markam County Park. The site was paved and level, along with a large expanse of grass all around us. The park is a little pricey for a county park, but it pretty nice, in a safe area and well patrolled by both the Police and Sheriff's dept. a big plus down here.

 However our main reason for stopping off here was to visit our little Grandson, and of course mom and dad.

 Sheryl was afraid he would have forgot her, since it's been quite a while since we've seen them. As you can see, that didn't happen, he took to her right away yelling Gamma!!!

Of course there was plenty a Grandpa time too.

 One unexpected surprise was a flock of green parrots that came and went each day by our campsite. Must be unusual as our kids who have lived here for many years have never seen them.

 One other unexpected event was going on, a few of the local RC Model Boaters were out on the lake just behind us. I had never seen these type boats out on the water before, so our friend and I walked on over and struck up a conversation with them. They were telling us the boat are electric motor propelled and can reach speeds of 50 MPH and run for about 20 minutes on one charge.

  They were nice enough to let me photograph their boats, and in return I sent them a few of the better shot I got. These are just a few....................

We've enjoyed our time here visiting the kids and of course Grandson. Time is always too short, but Key West waits on no man!!! It's time to head out in the morning and spend Thanksgiving in the islands. We would have stayed here, but there's no room at the park and no safe place to put our rigs for the day while we'd be gone. The kids understood and we'll drive up and spend Christmas with them. But for now, we'll be off and running in the morning. Hope you enjoyed the photos and we'll see you back here in a couple of days..........................................