Sunday, February 17, 2013

What's not to love!

What's not to love about being in the Keys this time of the year. It's been very busy the last couple of weeks with a lot of our cruising friends, company visiting, perfect weather, a couple of trips to the Key West playpen, and so many things going on, I haven't been blogging as often, but a cold front moved through last night and it's a little windy today, and only going to be in the lower sixties, so I thought it would be a good time to catch up.
This first blog is a few pictures of some of the fun stuff that has been going on. The catch up blogs after this one will be more event specific.
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Yes, the weather has been great!

A trip to the flea market wouldn't be complete without a stop at the mini donut shack. Steve (Maya) has been dreaming about these.

Never get tired of the sunsets.

You just never know what will go by our slip.
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Waiting for the last foursome to come in at our best ball tournament that we have every Wednesday.
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Love those stone crab claws at the Keys Fisheries.

Happy hour at Cabana Breezes after golf.

The Boondocks with great music by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band. That's his Johnson motor set up to mix margaritas.

Meeting up with friends we met in the Islands last year at the Looe Key Tiki Bar.
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Happy hour on September Song's fly bridge.

Visitors to our dock.

The Howard Livingston Band.
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This is what happens when I forget my camera on the table. They thought they would add a few pictures for me. I told you guys I was going to post them!
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Bil's debut at the Tuna

We put a group together and drove down to Key West for our good friend Bil Krauss's debut at the Smokin' Tuna. Bil plays at Irish Kevin's in Key West during the winter and wanted to get into a place where he could play his music without the comedy. What a great musician and what a great job he did. The Tuna gave him a gig for Sunday and Monday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 after seeing him play. He is still playing at Irish Kevin's, so don't miss his daytime show there. Great job Bil! We had a great time. Some of our group had a little too much fun.

September Song (good job Bil!) out

Happy hour at Kelly's, Key West before going to Bil's debut  at the Smokin' Tuna.

Had to celebrate Bil's debut with a cigar.

Fire Ball shots are sooo good! Here's to you Bil!
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Great music to dance to.

What a group!

As I said, great music to dance to.

Bil's groupies.
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On the way back to the car, some of us had to sit down before we fell down.

The walking wounded holding each other up.
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First time in Key West

No, you know it's not our first time in Key West, but it was the first time in Key West for Eric, Stephanie's brother, and brother-in-law Rob. They drove down to Marathon and we cruised to Key West on September Song for three days of play in the Key West playpen. What a blast taking a couple of first timers to the Key West playground. I would give you a list of the places we hit, but I think it would be easier to give you a list of the places we didn't.
Was it a fun three days? I'll let you be the judge.

September Song (I'm sure they will be back) out

We left Wednesday to a beautiful, warm, calm day on the Atlantic.

Because it was such a calm day, we decided to fish on the way to Key West. Stephanie takes the helm while we fish. 

WAHOO, we caught wahoo.
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Our first stop is always Schooners just a short walk from our marina. Gotta get their wings!

We made stops at some of the more well known bars.

Have you ever seen a pile of nachos like this?
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Our first night we took them to Aqua.

A great show.

Oh, did I tell you? This is not a lady. He's an ex NFL player.
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