Monday, December 29, 2008

Small world

Marathon is one of those places where, if you hang out long enough, you are going to run into someone you know.
Yesterday at the pig roast at Dockside, we ran into Sande and Donnie from the catamaran "Gypsy Cat." We first met them back in January 2007 at Clearwater. They have a beautiful macaw named Pete.
After a pitcher of beer and some story swapping, they followed us back to our boat to meet Morgan.
Here's a picture we took of Pete during our first visit with them, almost two years ago.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in Marathon

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great day yesterday. The good folks down at the "Dockside Bar and Grill" closed the business for the day and held a great Christmas dinner for the boaters in the harbor. They deep fried a bunch of turkeys, baked some ham and roasted a pig. Each of the 120 or so boaters brought a dish and we all ate entirely too much. Several local musicians provided entertainment.
Here are a few pictures.
I've been told by the Admiral that I absolutely must mention that our little Christmas tree sports an ornament made by Bev's sister Gayle. It is homespun wool that Gayle spun and died herself.
We had phone calls from all of Bev's boys, Mike's son Mike and granddaughter Chandra and Mike's sister Jane. (Bev also got to speak to her not-quite-one-year old granddaughter Kahlenn.)
Happy Birthday Julie!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tis the season

We've been busy getting ready for the holidays and partaking of holiday fun. Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to.
Last night, Bev's boss Debbie (she's the one with the funny headgear) drove us down to Key West to do the "Conch Train Holiday Tour." We saw all the Christmas lights on the houses down there. They have a contest for the best decorated house. I tried to get some pictures of the houses but the train was moving too fast.
Saturday night we went to the weekly jam session at the Tiki hut at the marina. Several performers were there, I got to do around 10 songs, and a splendid time was had by all.
I have also included a shot of Morgan playing in his new playground.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas is coming!

The last week or so has been really busy getting ready for the Holidays.
We went to a "tree lighting" at the hospital where Bev works, a holiday concert at the community theater, a boat parade and an "end of hurricane season" party. We even caught a glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Clause on the way to meet some kids.
Here are some recent pictures.