It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Busy Shopping and Visiting.

Our Location today is Sugar Loaf Key, Florida, USA.

After tossing only a few times last night I was up before 7:30 this morning. Wanting to give Kathy time to sleep longer I went online to start my morning reading thus giving her some peace and quiet. I had no sooner sat down in the rear bedroom when it sounded like a tire blew on someone’s RV loud enough that suddenly all kinds of people were outside screaming. Kathy’s extra sleep was cut very short. 
Big Pine Key Flea Market. 
As soon as we finished breakfast we headed out the door so we could travel up the road to the Big Pine Key Flea Market (MM 33). Surprisingly there were more vehicles and people there than last Sunday but we did note that there were less vendors than last year when we came during the month of March. 
An old fixture on top with a bulb that gets hot and gives some light.
They are displayed with one lens on and the other off.
Our intention was to purchase additional LED light fixtures like the ones I’d purchased last Sunday for the trailer. Unfortunately someone else must have thought the same way I did and by the time I got to the vendor there were only two lamp fixtures left. I did however pick up an exterior exhaust vent at less than a fifth the cost that Camping World sells them for. Our trailer presently does not have externally exhaust and that causes a problem when cooking inside constantly sets off the smoke alarm. Kathy looked at all the clothing vendors in hopes of finding a swimsuit cover up that suited her tastes but was unsuccessful. 
The newer unit (R) is nearly half the thickness.
By 10:00 we were on our way to the nearby Winn Dixie to just replace the few things that we’d used up since last week. Walking inside the Air-Conditioned store helps Kathy get some walking exercise in a cooler cleaner environment which is better for her breathing. 
Our new exhaust vent.
Even though we’d taken our time we were still home shortly after 11:00 so this gave us time to get a few chores done before having our lunch. Once the dishes were finished Kathy took a Snap to make up for her early morning awakening while I filled our medical Daucets early because we’ll be busy tonight having supper with our friends Karen and Al. We also managed to spend a bit of time reading the blogs we hadn’t read this morning.
Heavy clouds blew in from the Atlantic but broke up fairly quickly.
The Gazebo near the Venture Out Resort boat launch.
Looking out towards the Atlantic.
Around 4:30 we headed down the road to the Square Grouper to meet Karen and Al for supper. The meal was tasty the service especially good considering that the place was packed for a Saturday night. The best part was visiting with good friends.
Young Pelican at Gazebo.
The Friendly Baxter surprised to have guest.
Karen and Al brought us over to see there RV site at Venture Out Resort which is more like Paradise compared to staying at the KOA.
Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band.
Howard operating his outboard Margarita Machine after auctioning
the first Margarita for charity for $5500.00.
After a short stay at Venture Out we all headed back to the KOA Pub where the entertainer this evening was Howard Livingston. He is a renowned entertainer here in the Florida Keys having won awards for his impromptu style of singing. The best part was that we got to continue our visiting while upholding our Party Animal Status but not at the pub. By the time we got back to the KOA it was barely standing room only at the pub so we went and sat at the beach listening to the music and still able to continue our visiting.

We’ll try to get together again with Karen and Al before we leave the Keys in 10 days. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Wanda: Daryl, do you think you could sell some school gift wrap at work?

Daryl (her husband): I could… but my boss would hate it, and my co-workers might be uncomfortable. (Uncomfortable silence)

Daryl: But not as uncomfortable as I'll be if I don't try.

Wanda: Public education owes you one.

Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, Baby Blues


  1. nice to enjoy the warm weather some more before heading home.

  2. Sorry, we kept you out so late! KOA has a nice venue for music, so we'll probably go back there often. It was an enjoyable night.

  3. How nice to spend some time with Karen and Al... we read their blog too!
    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard