Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It's Always Something

The other day I needed to relevel the motorhome, turn on the jacks, pushed the button and..........nothing?, nada?, zip?, zilch?.......what the heck, they were just working!!! Ok, do alittle trouble shooting, reread the manual, try a couple more things.....Same result.....darn. Decided this was above my pay grade/skill level and called in the big guns. Mobile RV guy came to the rescue, had it figured out and fixed within 30 minutes. Turned out to be a bad relay. We also have been dealing with a slow air leak in the suspension, so I had him look at that also. Once again, found and fixed in no time. Got to love folks that actually know what their doing. We'll, a mere 280.00 later we are all set. I was actually pretty happy with the cost, as it could have been much worst.
So, we are all set to leave Key West on Friday. We're headed for Everglades NP for a couple days and then into Miami to visit our newest grand daughter, so looking forward to meeting the new member of our growing family.
That's it for now, we'll  see you again back here before long.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Counting Down to Take Off

 What do you do after the Party Overload blog post, relax on a giant floatie in the Gulf of course. As you could imagine, relaxing kinda goes out the window as more and more people show up along with a gallon or so of Rum can see where this is And yes, after 4 hours of floating I had to pour Sheryl into bed as she had just alittle to much fun........and

 The next event at the Sunset Lounge, was a performance by the Classic Rock Band Haywire. This is the second time this year they played here on base and put on another great show. Interesting 'Factoid" the lead singer Paul, appeared on the Millennials Vs Gen X season of Survivor. Another great evening of entertainment with friends.

I received a pretty nice compliment the other day. I posted one of my photos on the Sigsbee Facebook page of a Sunset Kayak trip the base had sponsored. The lady in charge of the base Information, Tickets and Tours office contacted me wanting to buy the photo for display in their office. I stopped by today to see where she hung it and low and behold it is displayed on the wall right as you enter the building, how cool is that!!!.
Even though it may not seem like it, the partying has slowed down a bit due to all the people leaving as the season comes to an end. We have actually been relaxing but staying busy with day to day life. Speaking of day to day life, all of Sheryl's tests came back on a positive note with just a couple of alterations to her meds. So she has been given the all clear to head out, our first stop will be Miami to visit our newest Grand Daughter.
Ok, that's it for now, looks like we'll be headed out around April 2nd, so stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Party Overload!!!

 Wow, what a crazy and busy couple of weeks. This is the time of the year when alot of people begin leaving Key West and start heading home. This includes many of our friends, and well of course you can't send your friends off with out a party or two. It began with an official Campground sponsored rolling party known as the Sigsbee Shuffle (people host a gathering at their RV and then you shuffle on to the next host, usually 3-5)

 Of course, it's not all crazy parties (ok, well maybe) but we do find time to relax (and recover). What better way to spend time working on your chosen craft than at the water edge. Sheryl and MeChelle working on their crochet.

 Next our good friends Bob and MeChelle were getting ready to head up the road, so a send off was in order. A nice dinner on the patio with our closest friends.

 Sheryl made an "Up The Road" cake for them and few adult beverages to help you not count (or care) about the calories.

 Then as the evening went on, more and more folks showed up to wish them safe travels. A really good turn out and a fun evening.

 We also found time to hit up the monthly Artisan Market, lots of vendors with some really nice stuff. We were able to fight off temptation and not buy anything.

 The final large party of the last couple weeks, was actually a newly devised holiday here at the Sigsbee Campground. Cinco De Marcho or Sigsbee de Marcho put together by one of the RVers and we came out in droves for the fun. The party started out innocent enough with food.

 lots of socializing.


 And then Debbie showed up with her "Palm Tree" glass and became the life of the party. I'll let you decide if it's a "Palm Tree"

 Then the big guns came out and it all went down hill from there!!!

 and then things got a little wild (nothing more than this, thank goodness). It was a great all day gathering and we had so much fun and are already looking forward to next years celebration!!!

Last night we went down for Taco Tusday at one of the local venues and then on to Mallory Square for the Sunset Celebration. We are seeing Steve and Debbie (right) off as they are headed Up The Road tomorrow.
Those were just some of the get togethers not including the ones we didn't get pictures of. Now, in between all the social gatherings, Sheryl was able to get all her cardiac tests done the new doctor had ordered for here. We have an appointment on Friday for the results and her plan of care. There will be a few of weeks of medication changes to make sure all is going well and then it will be our turn to be "Up The Road".
That's all the news that's fit to print and some that may have not, so until next time........................