Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years in Marathon

Well, it's 2011, and we had another fun New Years Eve. The night started off fairly calm with drinks and apps on the fly bridge of September Song on a beautiful, calm, warm December 31st. After a few drinks, apps, and lots of laughs, we headed for the Sunset Bar and Grill. We had a great dinner, but it was a little too quiet for us, so we all headed for the Tiki Bar at Boatman's Resort. Some of the locals we met last year were there, and they were all in the New Years Eve partying spirit. Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck twelve, the clothes fell off, and in the pool they went. The pictures I posted were edited to R from X rated to protect the not-so-innocent. For a nominal fee, or a Captain and Coke, you can arrange for a private viewing of the untouched, all showing, let it all hang out pictures. What a hoot!
Well, another memorable New Years Eve is in the history books of September Song, and we want to wish all our friends and family a Happy New Year. May all your wishes for the coming year come true, and your clothes don't fall off.
Jay and Nancy, you need to get down here and calm this crowd down. (NOT)

September Song (come cruise with us in 2011) out

Me and my love with the Elton John look.

Linda and bad boy Tom.

New arrivals to our Marina, Lynn and Jack. They're still in training

Fred and Candy. They live on a really cool boat house in our marina.
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Teacher and student. Never could do the hula hoop thing, but it was fun watching my teacher.

Give it a try Lynn.

Fred, Candy, and Tom watching the unveiling. Don't look Mabel! Too late.

Some people dress up for New Years Eve. Some undress. They're getting ready, or is it unready, for their midnight swim.
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The names, faces, and other things are covered to protect the not so innocent.

Oh Fred, you are so bad!

Somewhere in that splash are four skinny dippers at midnight.

Time to dry off. Nice Tattoo!
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Key West Crazy Christmas

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!)
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This bird is a frigate and it spends most of its life out over the water. We see them many miles off shore floating on the thermals.

Lots of people out enjoying a beautiful day on the waters off Key West

Cruise ship in for the day

Only in Key Weird
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They'll do anything for a buck

Now that's a one man band
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Cassie and Godiva have a job. This dog works the crowd collecting dollars. Training starts tomorrow girls

People gathered for sunset at Mallory Square

I'll bet the dog makes more money

Sunset at Mallory Square
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Tammy getting a tattoo for Christmas


Here's looking at you from Key Weird

And we will eat them raw
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Raw oysters and beer at the Half Shell to start off Christmas Eve.

The band at one of our favorite haunts, Schooners Wharf

Gotta have a cigar after the best wings in the world at Schooners Wharf or the night wouldn't be complete

stopped by to catch some great music by friends Scott and Dave playing at Margaritaville
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Cassie and Godiva digging into their Christmas stockings

Godiva looking for more stuff in the bottom of her stocking

Doug sporting his Christmas earrings

Godiva, you are so cute
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Rib roast on the rotisserie. YUUMM!

Merry Christmas from the fly bridge of September Song

Party Cat headed out for a Christmas sunset
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