It's about time.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Busy At The Park and No Name Pub.

Our Location today is Sugarloaf Key, Florida.

Shortly after breakfast Kathy and I decided we’d go to the office and attempt to make a reservation to return to the Sugar Loaf KOA next year. There is still a lot of things that we have to see in the Keys that we just can’t see in the short time that we’ve been here. The first problem we found was the sites we were trying to book away from the pool and bar were already booked. The next problem was the woman who finalizes all the reservations is away for the next two weeks and will have to get back to us when she returns. 
We are still amazed how Banyan trees grow.
Since we were out we walked over to visit with Doug andNancy. When we got there Doug was sitting under the awning enjoying his morning coffee while Nancy was gone to do their laundry. It was only minutes and she was coming back with all their clothes folded but as she said they travel light so even the laundry is in smaller loads. 
Trees at the Little White House, Key West.
Our conversations seemed to flow like a continuation of the conversations from the last time we spoke never rushed and always left us feeling comfortable. They showed us how compact their VW Westfalia was and how they traveled in their limited space where literally every inch is carefully used. Before we knew it was nearly 1:00 and Kathy and I headed back to our trailer to have Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch. 

Once the dishes were washed I gathered the garbage before going outside to get the chairs set up under the awning before taking the time to exercise using the Dumb-bells that we carry. With the high humidity I only lasted a half hour in the sunshine. 
Key West is Their Home. 
Kathy had been vacuuming inside the trailer and had just finished when I went back inside. We then started looking at different return routes home for next year. Like we’ve posted before we like to plan ahead. 
This guy kept trying to steal the fisherman's catch.
Just before 4:00 Kathy started making a few snacks while I went to invite Doug and Nancy over for Happy Hour. Again the conversation seemed to pick up where we left off before lunch. Now it was our turn to give a tour of our trailer. They were amazed saying it was as big as their apartment back home. Showing them all the modifications we’ve been and still plan to do had them impressed because they couldn’t believe the RV manufactures would be so wasteful of such precious space. 

The other day a neighbor that parked next to us had told us about a very good restaurant in the area and when we’d read Nancy and Doug’s blog they had stopped at that very place. So being it was nearly 6:00 we asked Nancy and Doug if they could show us where it was. Without hesitation they agreed. 
Jugglers warming up.
It was now after 7:00 when we pulled in to No Name Key cautiously driving down the streets because there were Key Deer everywhere. Even though there are signs not to feed them some people were stopped feeding them causing the deer to fight for it. Further down the road nearly hidden from sight was the No Name Pub. It was so well hidden I nearly drove by it altogether and then it was tricky to find a parking spot in the packed lot. 

Inside the restaurant the tables were all full but luckily since Doug and Nancy had already been there before they knew there was an outdoor patio. We sat at one of the brightly colored picnic tables under an umbrella where it didn’t take long before our waitress was taking our orders. The meals were tasty reasonably priced and the atmosphere relaxing and enjoyable. We’ll definitely be going back someday. 

I did something tonight that I don’t normally do. I left the camera back at the trailer but Nancy did manage to get a few pictures that we’ll get later. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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