We left Marathon for a Key West Crazy Christmas on Thursday morning. It was a gorgeous calm day on the Atlantic and it was great to be back out on the water again. Thursday night we did the tourist thing and went to Mallory Square for sunset and to see some of the crazy things that go on there. After sunset we had our first raw oysters, wings, and music fix at the Half Shell Raw Bar and Schooners Wharf.
Friday Doug and Tammy arrived mid day, well Doug did. Doug dropped Tammy off at the tattoo parlor for her Christmas present, a great looking unicorn. After walking to town and meeting Tammy, we started celebrating our Christmas Holiday together in Key Weird style. We started out with drinks and lunch at one of our favorites, Fogarty's, and from there it was a Key West Crazy Christmas Crawl. Our last stop was Margaritaville where our friends Scott and Dave were playing. By the time we got back to the boat it was Christmas AM. When Doug, Tammy, Stephanie and I get together we are so bad, but have so much fun together. Cassie and Godiva were getting really worried that we wouldn't get back in time to turn on the anchor light so Santa could find us, but we did and he did.
Christmas day the weather was perfect, the food was fabulous, the presents were great, and it was really special to spend Christmas with such great friends.
Christmas night we decided to give Key Weird one more shot before Doug and Tammy had to leave Sunday, so we headed into town. After several stops (no food, we were still stuffed from Christmas dinner) we decided to give our livers a break and call it an early night. (well, early for Key Weird)
Sunday morning the four of us headed to Pepe's for breakfast where Scott, our musician friend, met up with us. After breakfast we said our sad goodbyes, but promised to get together again soon. Love you guys! Thanks for making this Christmas so special.
By Sunday afternoon the winds picked up to 40 MPH and we had two footers rolling through the harbor. We were rocking and rolling! By Monday the winds had calmed enough for us to head back to Marathon. It was still windy and we were taking waves on the port all day, but thanks to our stabilizers the ride wasn't too bad. Thanks to four of our marina friends waiting to catch lines, we got September Song into her slip and tied up safely in the wind. Thanks for the help guys.
Time to rest our livers before New Years Eve.
September Song (what a great Key West Crazy Christmas) out
A picture perfect day for cruising to Key West
The line and float were attached to a crab trap. Not anymore! We caught it on our stabilizer fin and the prop cut off the trap. When we got into the marina, it was floating next to the boat. At least it was red and green for Christmas. I hate crab traps! (But we love the crabs!)