Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Good Morning Family and Friends,

It is Friday and the start of another weekend.  I have been getting up each morning and riding my bike for at least 3 miles and then later in the afternoon going for a walk of at least 1 to 2 miles.  So far, so good!  Today our ride was quite blustery as the wind is blowing pretty good but the cool breeze feels good after some smoldering heat.  The sunrise was beautiful and it looks like it is going to be an awesome day!

I have been busy baking for the last two days and the plan is to finish the cookie making today, so we can start on the candy making. It has been fun baking with my sister and niece - makes it go by a lot faster when you have help.

Today's plan is grocery shopping with my Mama - by the way - she is feeling better today.  Have a few more things to pick up for our Thanksgiving meal and whatever else we need to fill the pantry and freezer.

As I have been busy with my Mama, Paul has been keeping himself busy around the campsite.  He putzes around every day and then goes on a ride around town on the scooter, goes for a swim at the pool and then reads his new book - George Bushs' (he says it is really good!).

Well, time to close for today and get ready to be picked up so we can head out on our adventure.  Who knows - something exciting might just happen when we are out and about!

Have a fantastic day and start the weekend with a smile.  Love To All and God Bless!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Morning Family and Friends,

Morning started with a bike ride and a most glorious sunrise, absolutely breathtaking!  It has been nice being able to do this as the mornings have been a little cooler before the harsh warmth of the sun comes out.

Went to Mama's house to check on her as she was not feeling well yesterday.  She is feeling much better, I think allergies or something in that nature has been bothering her.

Heading to the store in a few for baking supplies.  Didn't think I was going to be doing any baking while in Key West but decided to do some since family will be in town for the holidays.

Picking up my niece Anise from school today as she only has 1/2 day - lucky girl and then going to do some cookie baking for the holidays.  Hoping to be able to get most of it done within the next few days and then sit back and relax.

Forgot to mention that Paul decorated the outside of the campsite and put up our Christmas tree.  The decorations should be all on it by tonight - it is missing a few more Bud Light cans, but, I did get to put the top on the tree - my Coke can!

Well, gotta go for now.  Time to go shopping!

Love To All and God Bless!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, November 7, 2010

Good Morning Family and Friends.

Yesterday - we fell back with the time change so now it gets light earlier and darker earlier as well.  The morning started out on a cool and windy note but as long as you were in the sun it wasn't so bad.  I walked a mile and then went to Church.  What an awesome way to start the day!

We got the Jeep washed and finally took off the top to enjoy one of the reasons we purchased it to begin with.  It was nice cruising around with the wind in our faces.  As Paul was taking care of the Jeep, I got in touch with our friends who came down to KW for the powerboat races for the week.  We met them down by the Green Parrot bar and walked to the Truman Annex to look at the powerboats and to wait for our friend Ed Smith - who owns and drives the Cleveland Construction race boat.  I believe he is going for the title of World Champion again this year!

Ed got here just as the boat parade was going to start and was able to hit the road behind the rest of the boats and go down Duval Street - Jim jumped into the truck with the guys while Paul, Julie and I stayed at the Green Parrot sipping our libations.  Julie and I did go out and see the boats go by to and from Whitehead St.

We walked Duval St. for awhile and ended up at Sloppy Joe's for dinner.  The entertainment was good as we listened to 4 guys playing their guitars and telling the audience about the songs and the reasons behind them.  the evening ended for us the Tree Top Bar which is in front of Durty Harry's and Rick's.

This week is going to be a long one as more friends from St. Clair, Michigan will be heading into town on Thursday for the weekend of racing and partying that I know is going to be happening!

Time to get going.  Walking and then taking Mama to the Drs.  Have a wonderful day and remember to find the good in everyone.

For now - Love To All and God Bless!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010

Good Afternoon Family and Friends.

Woke up this morning and went for a walk with my camera so I could capture the sun.  Was not able to yesterday as it was real cloudy and by the time I finished my walk it was starting to rain.  Made a few laps around the campground walking to the beat of my Ipod music in the warmth but breezy air.

Saw a beautiful heron and it stayed still long enough for me to get a picture - first one of the year for me.  Wasn't counting on seeing too much around the camp as they are digging around us to make the sites available for 50amp service.

Went into town on a few errands and got back in time for lunch.  The traffic was quite busy to say the least - good thing for short cuts.

 Paul and I went to the pool for a little while and the water was refreshing.  Got back to our site just in time as it started to rain and it is still pouring.  As I sit here at the computer, I know that Paul is outside with a cold one watching tv and all the speculations of the what ifs and what's to come after the Election results last night.

As they said back in 2008 - the people have spoken - well - they have spoken again!  I hope and pray that all the elected officials going to Washington to represent us do what needs to be done to get our Country turned around for the good of us All!

Time to get off the computer and get back to working on some more video.  Just might be able to accomplish what I want while I am here for the next 4 months - to free up some of my hard drives.

Have a great evening.  Love To All and God Bless!


November 1, 2010

Good Morning Family and Friends.

early morning swimmers
Sunrise in Sugarloaf Key
Got up early this morning to see the sunrise before we started our little drive down the keys. We are happy to be getting to our destination so we can setup our site and kick off our shoes for a few months.  The weather has been beautiful - warm and a little muggy(Paul loves it).

Boyd's Campground is pretty empty and quiet for the time being so it is nice to not be so cramped up right now.  Our campsite is nice - we aren't able to put out the awning because of a Palm Tree so we purchased a 10x10 tailgate tent so we can have shade and a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

My Mama looks great and we are glad to be here for awhile.  She has been making me some of my favorite dishes and I have been happy to eat and enjoy the meals.

Made it home by 8pm so I could watch DWTS 200 episode and it was wonderful.  It was great seeing some of the winners from previous Season.

 Time to get going.

Love To All and God Bless!


October 30th and 31st

Family and Friends -

We left Lakeland and headed south to Sugarloaf Key KOA for two nights before we can settle into Boyd's Campground for the next 4 months.

Fantasy Fest is tonight but we decided to walk around Duval St. in the afternoon and check out the atmosphere and boy was there that!  Lots of people wearing body paint and costumes - all having a fabulously good time.  I haven't been to one since I think 1980 so a lot has changed since the first few.

The KOA is nice but being in Key West makes it a whole lot easier to get to town and back without spending time on the road especially if you forget something.

The sunrises were really pretty and there were two little girls both mornings having a blast in the water - the day we were leaving - they got into the mud and were covered from head to toe walking around.  I am sure the were going to need a chisel to pick away at the hardened mud on them.

We did have a downpour for most of the afternoon on Halloween and luckily it was only here in Sugarloaf.  Key West didn't even get a drop which was great for the ghosts and goblins so that they could enjoy begging. 

Paul and I went with my sister and her family down to our friends house to take her youngest daughter Anise trick or treating around their neighborhood.  We had a fantastic time seeing all the little and not so little beggars in their costumes.  In Michigan, most Halloweens are cold so the kids are bundled up in jackets and they don't get to display their outfits.  It was fun, sitting outside in lawn chairs having something cold to drink - something that we haven't had the pleasure in doing for a long time.

The evening ended at the bar at the campground for one last cold one.

Until the next time, Love To All and God Bless.