Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pigeon Key Art Festival

What do you call a man hanging on the wall with no arms and no legs?
Today we went to the Pigeon Key Art Festival where about 50 Artists from all over the US displayed their art. The art work was great and the funnel cake was delicious. I wasn't going to post today but I thought you might like to see what some guys have to do to change a bulb.

September Song (answer - Art) out

Funnel cake, yuuum!

We ate the whole thing, burp!

What some have to do to change a light bulb
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Some people don't like their picture taken

Art art everywhere

Now that's art.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Bob the Relentless

Just gotta be first with the camera!
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

No Name Pub

Twelve DeFever Cruisers loaded up in two cars, this time two had to sit in the cargo hold, and ventured out to Big Pine Key to the No Name Pub. The Pub is in the middle of nowhere and if you didn't know it was there you would never find it. Fortunately, it is lots of fun, good pub food and is very well known, so everyone knows where it's at. It claims to be the oldest bar in the Keys. The only place they don't have dollar bills is on the floor. What happens at No Name stays at No Name. After a great time with friends at the Pub we followed Jim and Robin to their new home under construction on a canal on Big Pine Key. The Home was built to withstand 160 mph winds. Built like a bunker but is still a good looking home. On the way home we stopped at West Marine to pick up a couple things. Cruisers are like drunks, every time you come to a West Marine you can't just pass it up. and like a drunk we closed it up. They locked the door as we left.

September Song (what's the name of that Pub?) out

No Name Pub, oldest bar, built in 1936
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Sobriety test (c-)

Is this fun or what?

I lost count at $10,000.00 and that was just one wall

looking up
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Time to go cruising

If you are ready, we are ready. We've been doing a little exploring by car, waxing, (I'M DONE!) some miscellaneous maintenance jobs, and staying out of the cold. It's not always Paradise here. A cold front dropped the temps to the mid 60's during the day and in the 40's at night. That probably sound warm to some of you up North. (sorry) By the end of the week it is going to return to the low 80's.
How long is long enough to stay at a dock? I think it is something inside of us that makes us want to feel the boat moving under us again, the feel of the breeze in our faces and the call of what can be found beyond the horizon to explore. As soon as this weather passes (looks like Saturday) we are casting off the lines, putting the pointy end of September Song to sea, and see what we shall see and explore what is ahead of us. We loved our stay in Marathon and enjoyed all the people we met, the fishing, diving and exploring, but it is time to go. The beyond is calling and we are going to take the call. The weather is going to keep us from going to the Dry Tortuga's but we will be back hopefully next winter and we will do that trip then. The plan is to go from here to the Little Shark River, Marco Island to see Stephanie's best friend from high school, and then to Naples where we are going to meet up with Marcia, my sister and Bill and Jack and Marlene, my cousins, while they are on vacation in Naples. We are looking forward to seeing them again.

September Song (let's go cruising) out

Chilling out in the salon

Keeping the environment clean (and staying out of jail)

Good boy Rick

Have you ever seen so many tenders in one place
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Party - Marathon style

Cruisers 7 crabs 6, we got the extra point. Let it not be said that cruisers don't know how to put together a great party. I didn't think I would ever get my fill of stone crab, but today was the day that I did. I would hate to tell you how much stone crab I ate for fear you might throw up on your computer. Needless to say, it was a stone crab demolition. The weather was great and the crab was even better.

September Song (crabbed out) out

Aren't they beautiful

Let's eat

Dock dining
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Pot luck on September Song

Saturday night we were invited to a pot luck on Rickshaw but the weather didn't co-operate, so we moved the party to September Song because we have the most room inside. This is the first time we have had this many people on September Song (12 plus 2 dogs) and she did just fine, we had plenty of room. Me, Stephanie, Cassie and Godiva, Norm and Vickie,(Tide Hiker) Rick and Lynnie (Rickshaw) Robin and Jim (Adventures) and Doug, Tammy, John and Colleen, (Gypsies in the Palace) ate like piggies and had a great time. Any time you get together with fellow cruisers, especially DeFever Cruisers, mix in a little liquid refreshment and great food, you can expect to have a ball. "what happens on September Song stays on September Song"
Today is Super Bowl day and our fellow dock neighbors are all going to get together for a Super Bowl party on the dock and have a stone crab feast.

September Song (parrdy, parrdy!) out

after the food attack

Are you going to eat all of that?

Do you believe all the food

Godiva joining in the fun
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