Friday, April 27, 2007

Farewell Party
Yes, it's that time of year when the last of our friends head North, or East, or West, and it's also time for them to clean out the fridge and share some of the best recipes with friends on the deck. These are the kind of people who can take off their sandals in a second to head to the sand for a photo op by the water. These are the people who show up in whatever they are wearing, be it bathing suit, holey shorts, or bathrobe, to spend time together. We are sad because some of them are leaving, but there will still be a few hearty souls here through the month of May, and maybe beyond. Good bye to Carl and Dana, Carlo and Sharon, Dee and Verne, Sophia and Bill (yes, they made it in one piece to Columbus once again). Hello to summer, absolutely no goosebumps when you enter the ocean, more dolphins and manatees to swim with, and still some parties on the deck...they may be smaller, but they will be just as lively, and guaranteed there will be more fish to fry. Save that jug of Carlo Rossi, Warren. We will get to it sooner or later.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Marooned in Marathon...if you haven't gone North yet, you must stop in and see this very Keysee store, and if you are there on Wednesday, this very Keysee lady, Arlene. They have every chatski, googa, item that you could possibly think of, including cigars (Tom, don't you dare get one and smoke it on your porch!). We especially like the redneck horn, but all of the new sandals and purses are also very tempting. A rainy day, a sunny day, you don't have to be marooned to stop by and spend some time shopping and chatting.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

HARDTOP MOPED Seen yesterday in Key West. With gas prices up to $3.02 a gallon, this doesn't look so silly to me anymore. Would you consider it? What if gas prices were $5.oo a gallon, then could you give it a try? I couldn't tell if it had windshield wipers or not, but that would be a must. I'd definitely give it a go on Key Colony Beach, but no way up on the turnpike. Guess I better keep my Element for a while.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The ODD COUPLE of The Cay.
They call themselves "The Odd Couple", if you know them you won't be wondering why. Felix and Oscar, you know who's who. One of them takes pleasure in straightening up the lounge chairs every day. The other one wouldn't be concerned if there were no lounge chairs. One of them will order a cuba libre with a twist of lime at cocktail hour, while the other goes for a Jack Daniels on the rocks. On of them can be spotted wearing an argyle sweater and docksiders on his way to the evening social hour. The other will don his "U Da Man" hat as his going out attire. While Felix loves to light the tiki torches for an event on the deck, Oscar loves to light up a cigar to smoke on his porch. One of them cleans out the fridge daily, the other still has Easter eggs left over from last year. The ying and yang, the woof and warp, the surf and turf, they compliment each other, they are best buds, and when one or both are gone, it seems like things are just a little off center here at The Cay. They will be missed when they leave for the season, but they'll be back next year to keep things on an even keel again.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Mmmm-Mmmm-Mmmm-Mmm-Mmm. It's a sign that the Easter bunny is on his way. Kids are at the pool, parents are on the beach, and Sophia is in her kitchen baking up her pecan rolls! If you haven't had one, let me tell you, you can't resist a taste. I had to lock Bill out of the condo so I could grab a photo before he got into them. I can't reveal her secret recipe, but I know that the butter, honey and cinnamon definitely add to the flavor! Bon apetite!