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Jul 19, 2016 - On to Marathon

We had a leisurely drive to Marathon. Crossed the Seven Mile Bridge beyond Marathon twice -going beyond Marathon and then coming back. We will get to cross again tomorrow on our way to Key West. What an engineering feat! And Flagler's rail track runs parallel to it, an even more phenomenal feat for its time. We ate the best hogfish I have ever eaten for lunch at Lazy Days Restaurant. The restaurant is on a quiet stretch of water and very peaceful. Captain Pip's Hideaway is a hidden treasure that Vicky found on the internet. What a gift....

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Jan 18, 2016 - Wind, wind, wind!

Our days spent in the Matecumbe Bight at anchor were interesting to say the least. Our weather has not been what we would most like to have, considering that we are supposed to be in sunny, warm Florida. The temperatures have been on the cool side except for two days. We have even run the heat on the boat twice. We have had lots of wind every day but one. The one really nice day, we took a dinghy ride through the mangroves and arrived at Robbie’s Bar and Grill. We had a wonderful lunch, enjoyed the tourists feeding the tarpon and then drank...

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Mar 21, 2015 - Snorkeling in the Keys

John here: Went out on a snorkeling trip. Had an underwater camera, but for the most part I don't think the pictures came out well. Lots of Photoshop manipulation, but of course: garbage in garbage out. On April 29th: added a few more picks from in the boat

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Mar 17, 2015 - PostScript March 16...

PostScript ... ...the good news is that we located an RV parts and service dealer close by ... he ordered the new part and we should have it by Wednesday. Since we can't move on without the cable, this is VERY good news! While at the store we also purchased wheel covers to protect the coach tires from UV rays . . . This is not the same campground that we stayed in before....that was a fishing camp on Big Pine Key. We are on SUNSHINE Key, but the mailing address is BIG PINE Key . . . Wi-Fi has become a bit of an issue ... we have a Jet Pack...

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Mar 16, 2015 - First "problem"

John here: Well, it was only a matter of time I suppose. During our short trip down the Overseas Hiway, the cable connecting the RV to the toad (the car) came out of the socket on the RV. Chewed it up pretty well... total lost; replacement is $105. Oh well, cost of doing business. Closer to Key West... More later!

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Mar 15, 2015 - Saying goodbye

We have met some very nice people down here... they are starting to feel like friends.. and that makes it sad to say goodbye. One by one they roll up their outdoor mats, put away the folding chairs, hugs for all; with promises to visit some where down the line. We will be doing the same thing in two days, but in our case we're still not sure if we can get a spot in this campground, or if we want to stay else where next winter. We are newbies and are learning as we go. The weather has continued to be spectacular the entire three weeks we've...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Bahia Honda State Park

Today took us back to the State Park at Bahia Honda... really nice beach, with view of the old Flagler railroad bridge (precursor to the Overseas Hwy). We stayed here with the Kamparoo a few years back .... this time we were day visitors. 'Very popular RV destination — many folks reserve 11 months in advance... For those really interested in learning more about the Flagler railroad saga, order: "Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean” by Les Standiford. Or Google:...

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Mar 12, 2015 - Waiting for mail and UPS delivery!

Dateline: Fiesta Key, Florida 2:30 pm (Patti here) Today we wait for the mail to catch up, so one of us has to stay with the coach in order not to miss a delivery. Amazing—If your package has your camp site # on it, UPS will deliver right to your door. We were told by another RVer that this campground has a problem with electrical surges (serious enough to take out an air conditioning unit), so John went online to order a surge protector. I went to the laundromat this morning— in this case 30 miles round trip — and John waited for UPS. No...

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Mar 7, 2015 - Shark!

We certainly are enjoying staying in The Jolly Roger RV park for three weeks. This is our longest stay, and I'm finding that it starts to feel like a "home". It's been fun getting to know our fellow RVers. People are friendly, offering suggestions on favorite eating spots, shopping, and sightseeing locations. The men wander over with RV advice for Denis. It hasn't taken long to make friends here...which is much appreciated by us. If people want to stay isolated, just enjoy their own company, this might be the wrong setting for them. I...

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Feb 28, 2015 - Marathon, FL

We visited the Marathon Air Museum, a free attraction that chronicles the history of air planes in Marathon from WWII to the present, they was a lot of memorabilia, vintage planes. Princess Grace Kelly flew in the Ozark Airlines plane.We then went to a craft show at the Crane Point Museum where we saw a spotted Giraffe sculpture and we then when to the Stuffed Pig, it was their anniversary weekend, we wanted to see the potbelly pig races; however, they weren't going to take place for a couple of hour.

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Feb 26, 2015 - Fun in The Keys

Den's friend Den has been here for a week visiting with us. The weather has been absolutely beautiful all week! We had fun at Den's treat to a local country music performer...we took lots of drives sight seeing, had many good walks and talks around the parks...But our most fun was spending time down in Key West. That place is so colorful, and crazy fun! We took a trolly tour of the city and learned a lot about the history of some of the famous authors and presidents that visited through the years. Apparently Ernest Hemmingway partied alot,...

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Feb 7, 2015 - Pigeon Key Craft show, Marathon FL

We attended the Pigeon Key Craft Show, which raises money for restoring Pigeon Key. Robert Wyland, the artist, painted black on while watercolor pictures to be auctioned off for $2,200 each. He said the retail value of each was $9,000. All proceeds went to Pigeon Key Restoration (the key Henry Flagler used as his headquarters while building the overseas railroad) and another charity (50/50). He definitely gives back to the community that supports him. Marathon Community Park is under the flight path for The Marathon Airport.

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