After arriving in Key West, we went right to work giving the boat a thorough cleaning inside and out (taking advantage of easy water!) and stocking up on some food and drink, in preparation for our first wave of visitors. Howard did his part, helping to defrost the freezer.
We took time out to go see the Christmas parade, which happens in the evening here. There were some really original float ideas.
Of course, we took time to light up our boat as well! In addtion to outlining the boat, Scott used the paravanes to make a big Christmas tree.
Sea Life is officially ready for the holidays!
Everything was ready, just in time to welcome our friends, Christine, Chris and Ted! We had a great time catching up with them, and running around town.
Scott discovered that the bait and tackle shop just behind the marina has a small bar both inside and out. They sell beer out of big coolers for 2.50. Of course, we had to make a stop…the sign says it all!
We also discovered a familiar “face” at our stop into the Green Parrot…my beloved Natty Boh beer! The sticker below is from Union Craft Brewing Company, also in Baltimore!
Chris had traveled down with some stickers from Berthas, a local icon in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore. He thought that this place definitely deserved one. You can never have enough Baltimore representation!
And, where else but in Key West can you hang out with roosters and a banjo playin’ Darth Vadar?!?
For an additional treat, our brother-in-law was visiting friends in Ft. Lauderdale, and drove down to join us all for an afternoon. So we had lots of love from home this week!
“Shells Sink, Dreams Float. Life’s Good On Our Boat!”