February 2009


Tis Saturday morning… getting ready to pack up and head home. Have to admit I am looking forward to heading back to work. I went to dinner with Liz and Joyce last night.

Good Buddies & Good Eats!

Good Buddies & Good Eats!

We went to red fish/blue fish. Dinner was very good. We then went to a play called Bitch Slap about Betty Davis and Joan Crawford. Well performed..but not what I expected.

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Took a couple more sunset shots for Denise. See you all soon! To my Key West Buddies… I will miss you guys!

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Tim drove to Miami today with John.. leaving Ray and I alone together all day! We had won a gift certificate to the Parrotdise Cafe at mile marker 28.5 at the Half Marathon party. We finally got a chance to use it today. This restaurant is off the beaten path and we wouldn’t have found this place without having this gift card that we wanted to use.

The view was awsome

The view was awsome

I took a picture of Ray at the bar where it is open to the bay. Great spot! Glad we found it.

Ouch!

Ouch!

I finally got the nerve to get that tattoo I keep kidding him about. So… yep. I did it! (Didn’t hurt as bad as I thought it would.) I am just getting ready for retirement.<G>

Joyce cooked up a batch of homemade chicken and dumplings today. Yum.

Tomorrow I am going out with the Girls for one last time.  John was able to find a Wii for Joyce.  Woo Hoo!  She really loved playing Wii bowling.  I promised to show her how to hook it up in the morning.  They aren’t due back till around midnight.

I will try to add one more post prior to my departure on Saturday.

Just wanted to add that this morning we rode our bikes downtown. Stopped at Liz’s condo and picked her up and we all rode down to the Schooner Wharf Bar for breakfast. Had a great time. This is one of our favorite places because we can take Sparky along with us. So… what is so great that I had to write about it… well two years ago we took Sparky along with us for a sailboat cruise.. he got sea sick. Two years later he still won’t walk along the pier. He put his breaks on and I the only way I could have made him move was to drag him.. thus causing doggie spliters in his little paws. I laughed so loud I am sure people thought I was not quite right… and mean to my dog as well. We left Liz and rode the bikes home against the wind of course. Finally made it back and our butts were very sore. Ha! One long bike ride a year doesn’t count I am sure.

I received a call today from my sister.. wanting to know why I haven’t updated the blog.  No excuses.. just lazy on my part.

We have been playing Wii, Washers, and eating.  texas-holdemI even played in a Texas Hold-em tournament.   It will take me a year to get over this vacation.  Riding the bikes 1/4 mile over to visit Joyce doesn’t count as exercise. Don’t think Wii bowling counts either.  I Iowe Denise some sunset pictures and here they are.

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Big concert today.  Dave Aaron a former street performer here in Key West brought his band back to Key West and put on a concert for us all here at Sigsbee.  Food, Beer, Friends… doesn’t get much better.  Very cool.  I even got a free CD.

Great Show!

Great Show!

Joyce called me today wantinng me to tell some of her guests about the Everglades.  As most of you know I love visiting the Everglades and was glad to comply.  After she heard my spiel she wanted me to tell John all about it so they could visit on their way north as well.  I gave away all my maps and brochures to the couple.. so now Ray has to pick up some for us to send to Joyce and John.

Liz has made reservations for us girls to see Bitch Slap Friday night.  It is being put on at the waterfront theater downtown.  I am suppose to find a place for us to have dinner.  Joyce, Liz and I all share birthdays in April.

Best score ever.

Best score ever.

Fun in the afternoon.  "A nooner???"

Fun in the afternoon. “A nooner???”

Just so you know I do have cheese to go with my whine.  It has been cold here and we have had to dig out what warm clothes we can find.  Even managed to stay inside the rig all night lately.  Of course this will change as soon as the weather does.  The day started out warm and sunny.. now it seems the weather has again turned.  Cloudy outside right now and the temp has dropped a least 10 degrees.

Ray and I went Wii bowling is this afternoon.  I had my best score ever.  Amazing.  I really think this is an amazing time to be alive.  I just love technology.  Favorite saying is.. “If it takes batteries, I am going to like it”

Last night we went to a Pasta night pot luck.  Great time.  I made a double batch of Turkey Tetrazzini to use up some frozen turkey leftovers provided by Joyce.  I kicked up the recipe a notch and it went over very well.

Joyce and I came back to the motorhome and played wii till our arms were tired.  Showed her Mario Kart and she finally got to 7th place before our arms gave out.  I still want to try to connect to the internet here to play with my sister at home.  Now… that would be cool.

Spoke with Denise from work today.  They miss me!  I miss them too.  Looking forward to getting back to work.  Ray not so much.  I know I have said it before.. but I am really blessed that I have been given the opturnity to join Ray here in Key West for a bit of the winter.  I know it means more to him than I can explain.  Denise requested some sunset pictures so I will get on that.

Tonight is game night.  Tim is back… he was missing for two days.. and he wants to come and play dominoes.  Really breaks my heart.  He seems to go along doing well… then he just bottoms out.

Still haven’t made it to the beach.  Guess that should be on the agenda tomorrow.

Miss you guys.

This is  the picture I managed to take of Brian flying overhead.

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H-C130. Brian was flying the plane

Aqua

Aqua

Tuesday night I finally got to the female impersonator show!  Very funny.  Really had a great time.  Six of us women folk from the campground descended on Aqua for the Drag Show.  Best part was the group of Navy pilots in attendance.  Some of them were just down right uncomfortable. Ha! Ray chickened out and I had a great time with the girls.

Wednesday,  The weather has really turned cold here.  We had to drag out the long pants and sweat shirts.   Ray and Tim sang a few songs at Karaoke but Dairy Queen was calling.  We grabbed Joyce and headed out for an ice cream run.  Slept inside all night.  Woke up with the covers all wrapped around me.  COLD.

Thursday,  Ran some errands with Liz.  Lunch then we went to see the movie Milk.  Interesting but not for everyone.  Sean Penn did a great job of being just queenie enough.  Down to the sunset lounge for sunset watching and a pina coloda.  Line dancing classes going on… too cold to enjoy.  We finally came home to watch a bit of TV and to add some heat to the motorhome prior to us turning in for the night.

I have been going to the chiropractor for my back.  Had a pain I couldn’t get rid of since my surgery.  He has releaved most of the pain.  This is my first experience with a chiropractor and I am pleased with the results thus far.  I can finally wash my hair without pain and sit up in bed to read.

Brian called this morning to let me know he was scheduled to do a fly over Key West today at 1300. We drove over to Boca Chica to see if we could catch the event. Ray went into the Operations Building to see if they would tell us when this would happen. As luck would have it.. while Ray was inside he flew over! He was so low I could have counted the lug nuts in the wheels. Very cool. Ray did catch the second turn over the airfield. I was surprised by the first flyover but did manage to take a picture from afar. Received a call from Brian around 5pm. Yep, it was him. I asked if he saw me waving at him. Nope. He was flying the plane. Pretty cool thing for me to experience. I was jazzed. Other than this bit of excitement we just hung out for the day.

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