It's about time.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Seeing the Blimp.

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

After a semi-restful night we managed to sleep a little later this morning. We figured it was all that wild partying that we did last night going to listen to the entertainer at the KOA Pub. 
Cyclist on the pedestrian bridge.
We were both feeling like we needed a bit of an Adrenalin rush this morning so around 10:00 we got on the Tandem Bike and headed out towards the bike path along Highway 1. After we’d crossed the road on Cudjoe Key and were following the path when we came to our first cross street Kathy reminded me of wanting to investigate what was down there. 
Along the bike path.
The other day on our return trip I’d noted how straight that well paved road was and said we should check it out. With Kathy’s suggestion I turned the bike down Blimp Road. Today the wind was blowing from the southeast with gusts around 27 mph which isn’t bad if you’re in a car. We passed a few cross streets including one that led to the Waste Transfer Station in our pursuit of seeing what was down there. After riding against the wind for nearly a mile and a half we arrived at the Cudjoe Key boat ramp which according to the sign will be closing on the 16th of March until May 15th for repairs.   
Fat Albert later this evening.
Remember the name of the road? Blimp Road is in reference to a blimp shaped balloon affectionately called Fat Albert that is anchored at Cudjoe Key and normally flying about five hundred feet off the ground is said to be used for keeping track of illegal refugees and drug smugglers that use the Florida Keys as a way of entering the US. Standing at the boat ramp we were less than fifteen hundred feet from Fat Albert who was grounded today due to high winds. 
Clouds even gathered for a short while.
Unfortunately the wind that had daunted us heading for the boat ramp was giving us the same hardy workout on our return up Blimp Road back towards Highway 1. Reaching the bike path we stopped to catch our breaths and have an energy bar before continuing to our turnaround point at Kemp Channel. Luckily on this return stretch the wind was at our backs. 

It was nearly 1:00 when we got back to the trailer after covering over 10 miles and most of it against the wind. We spent the remainder of the afternoon doing online research until it was time to grill some hamburgers for supper. 
New park greeter.
While I was grilling the hamburgers Rick and Isabelle were walking by with their furkids and they stopped to say they had seen us riding out on the bike path. It was nearly 5:00 and they were just getting ready to head into Key West to see the sunset. 

Kathy and I are really turning into party animals here (Yeah Right). For the second night in a row we attended the live entertainment at the KOA Pub. The Band Reach were the entertainers this evening and they did a fantastic job singing mostly Rock to Rhythm & Blues. This five piece band really had people hoping around on the dance floor. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Why did the blonde stare at a can of frozen orange juice for 2 hours?

Because the label said "concentrate."


  1. You are only considered as "Party Animals" if you stay out after 9:00. How late were you out till? lol

  2. The Entertainment at the Pub sounds wonderful when it is right in your resort.