Boot Key Harbor, Florida
Man oh man, how nice to be reminded of how pleasant Florida can be. It is not only the wonderful weather, but all the good friends. Being back in Boot Key Harbor really feels like home. I know I’ve blogged before about having 15-20 homes he (places we visit), but I guess I’ll throw in the towel and confess that Marathon/Book Key Harbor is our premier among homes.
We were surprised at how easy the driving was. We started Sunday in Manning, GA, and we could have made it to Marathon in 13 hours. Instead we took a side trip. We drove to Labelle and intercepted Jeff & Wendy on their W32 Calypso. They were cruising up the Caloosahatchee River heading for Lake Okeechobee. We met them in Labelle and the four of us enjoyed a feast at Honest John’s Log Cabin. Blog readers might remember our accounts of Honest John’s. Last year we extended our stay in Labelle just so that we could eat at Honest John’s two days in a row.
On Monday we had a great drive thorough the Everglades. We saw places we’ve never been before such as around Immokalee, FL. Then we intercepted Alligator Alley and drove East to Homestead. All the time the weather was getting better and better.
By mid afternoon we were in Marathon and we met with Bob and Sandra. They are our hosts this week, as we stay on board Carpe Diem. It was a great reunion. We missed them all winter. Tonight we all have dinner with Darrick and Sharon, more best friends.
All I can say is wow; life in Book Key Harbor continues to be the greatest.
Next, as we head north we’ll have to make some choices. Kathy&Dick, Pat&Ray, Dave&Jonnnie, Chris&June, and Bo&Joyce all lie north of here and we’d love to visit them all. Some are on the FL east coast, some on the west coast. We’ll have to make a choice.
Also on my agenda is to stop at Sun Elec in Miami to buy solar panels. They charge a lot for shipping, so we can save by stopping in. Right now however, we’re just enjoying being where we are.