Jan 31, 2011

Hanging out in the Keys

Yes, we are just hanging out in the keys.  Sometimes we go to places to do things.  But in my opinion you go to the keys just to be....  Sure, we've gone to Key West, and Judy even got me to go on a four mile walk on a section of the old historic seven mile bridge the other day.

But mostly we just hang out.  We are staying in a beautiful private spot 14 miles from Key West.  We even have our own dock and cabana, so we are enjoying just being here.  We've even been out to eat a couple of times. For example the other day we went to Porky's in Marathon.  I'll show you a few pictures just so you don't think we always eat in fancy french restaurants. We discovered Porky's over twenty years ago when we kept our boat in Marathon.

Speaking about boats.  In our previous lives, we sold our home and took off with our four kids in a forty foot sailboat and headed south on the river system to Florida.  In boating you refer to such people as "live-aboards" not "full-timers".  You can add this label to full-timers, used-to-be's, and the newest one we have been reading about... any-timers.  I still think of myself as a live-aboard, just on land.  I guess it doesn't much matter what you call yourself as long as you are happy, doing what you want.

Enough editorial comments.  Since it seems most RV bloggers like to talk about what they eat, I'll finish by telling you that our best meals in the keys are the one's we fix on the grill.  If you have ever had fresh grouper or bacon wrapped pink shrimp grilled, you know what I'm talking about.

One final note.  With all this talk about food, you might be wondering about the diet.  I am happy to report that I have lost 8 pounds since the first of the year.  This means I am now down fifty pounds since starting my diet.  I missed my goal of fifty by a month, but it's not time to worry about that.  It's time to focus on the next fifty.

Until later.