It's about time.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Windy Wind Up.

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

After having read the weather reports first thing this morning we were finally able to shut the Air Conditioning off in our trailer and open the windows and roof vents. The wind kept a constant breeze blowing inside making us feel like we were sitting in front of a fan. It was 66 F (19 C) when we got up making us feel very comfortable. 
Kathy following me everywhere I go.
Standing water from Saturday's rain.
Once breakfast was completed we sat to do our morning reading at the computers. We made plans to go for a bicycle ride on the Tandem Bike but with the wind blowing at 19 mph from the northeast with gusts up to 30 mph we thought about waiting to see if the wind die down any. We continued working on the computers with Kathy doing more research for this year’s return trip home while I worked on our agenda calendar for next year’s winter trip. 

Having a late lunch we finally got on our bike and headed out the gate by 1:30. It had been three days since our last ride and Kathy was surprised just how hard the wind was actually blowing. People fishing on the pedestrian bridge from Sugar Loaf to Cudjoe Key were actually wearing long pants and hoodies to keep warm. After crossing the highway and traveling on the secluded bike path the trees and shrub did little to shield us from the wind. We needed to stop numerous times not only for a water breaks but to catch our breaths. Riding all the way to the old Kemp Channel Bridge we appreciated that as our turn around point today.
Keeping Hydrated.

The direction the wind was blowing from today was always blowing against us one way or another. Due to our bike riding we seemed to be building our leg muscles. While out last week we had set our personal best on the Tandem Bike at 16.8 mph. Kathy sensed that the wind had slowed a bit and suggested we try another fast sprint. Once we’d passed the daycare along the bike path we started pushing and finally made it to 17.4 mph. We really needed a break after that and didn’t make another attempt at breaking our new record. By the time we got back to the trailer we enjoyed a snack of oranges and grapefruit before Kathy needed a Snap to recover so I just played a few games on the computer while she did so. 
Other people out enjoying the cooler weather.
Once she was up again I fired up the Weber to grill some spare ribs Kathy had marinated earlier today. Kathy also baked a sweet potato and made a salad to go along with it. We had fresh strawberries and whip cream for dessert. Everything tasted wonderful. 
That's our campground from the pedestrian bridge.
Our last stop before reaching our camp.
Kathy wanted a picture of me for a change.
The breeze had slowed by the time we finished doing the dishes so Kathy sat outside reading while I did a few chores around the truck and trailer in preparation for our Tuesday departure. We stayed out until the sunset and with little prompting from the bugs we went inside the trailer to save the rest of our sanity. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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