Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cape Air into Marathon?

Cape Air into Marathon?
Originally uploaded by sache47
We all know that Gator Air has been banned from the Marathon Airport
because it is being investigated by the FAA for code violations, but
the airport is now in negotiations with Cape Air and it is said that
they are very interested in serving the Marathon community. Currently
they fly from Key West to Ft. Myers, and we know that Northwest flies
out of Ft. Myers, so this could provide a nice Marathon to DTW route
for us, and plenty of other routes to the rest of the world. And how
do you like the paint job? I'd say it is pretty Keysey.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Last of the Mohegans Last Saturday we celebrated the Chinchar/Cherry fish catch of our trip on "The Best Bet" with a fish fry on the deck for the people who are still around. The menu was fried yellowtail, grilled mutton snapper on pineapple with a mango salsa topping, spinach salad, corn on the cob, and apple struedel for dessert. Yes, it was a feast. From all of the happy faces, it looks like we really partied it up, we did, but most of the laughing was because after 16 tries to get the timer on the camera to work, Dave finally raced and made it to get into this photo. Nice camera work, Dave, and nice running to get in the picture! The "Trail of Tears" started later when we said good bye to Dave and Doris and Lynn and Joe for the season. We will miss them, but there are still a few hearty souls around, and maybe even another fish fry, if we get lucky.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Potholder
I was probably 6 or 7. Had to beg "you know who" for the loom and the loops, and spent maybe half an hour working at it, but I gave my Mom a potholder. A potholder? She gave me life, put up with my crying and demanding feeding schedule, spent every day worrying about my safety, and I gave her a potholder? She skillfully sewed my clothes, saw to it that I got all the help I needed to learn how to read, and had lunch ready for me every day when I came home from elementary school, and I gave her a potholder? She took a part time job, and sacrificed things she may have liked to have had for herself so that I could go to college, and I gave her a potholder? Well, I may have suffered hangnails on two fingers getting those loops over the metal pegs, and I did choose her favorite colors, yes, they were so thin you really couldn't use them to pick up a hot pot, but she said it was lovely. Hundreds of meals she prepared for me, thousands of complaints she listened to, unconditional love and wisdom she offered when I did something stupid, and I gave her a potholder. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I miss you, and I know now that you were worth much more than a homemade potholder.

Friday, May 09, 2008

We just can't figure out why we are the only ones cheering down here during the playoffs. But just in case you didn't hear us, "Go Wings!". We nominate Chris Osgood as MVP for last night's game against Dallas. "Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie..."

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

What's for dinner? Mutton, honey!

The Chinchars and the Cherrys had a great time out on The Best Bet
today. The two biggest fish of the day were Dave and Bill's mutton
snappers. It was a job pulling them up, but worth the effort. We
also caught a bunch of yellowtail. It wasn't easy. There were lots of
sharks down there just waiting for us to catch one so they could grab
it off the hook, and dolphins circling the boat trying to get the
muttons. I tell ya, the competition was fierce out on the ocean
today! We came home with enough fish to have a grand end of the
season deck party on Saturday night.

Got Em'
Originally uploaded by sache47
Captain Jason and Bill with the last catch of the day. It took some
work, but Bill got a mutton to make it a pair at the last spot we
fished. It was a beautiful day out on the water.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Surprise Florida Visit
Originally uploaded by sache47
On Friday, we got a morning phone call from our son, Gabe, "Hey Mom,
guess where I am, South Beach!" His company mytery trip landed the
whole group in Miami and they are all staying at the Royal Palm, very
nice! Quite a switch from Detroit. Bill and I got "off of the rock"
and drove up to have lunch with him today. It was so nice to walk
around, have a leisurely lunch, and hear how he and his work buddies
spent the weekend, riding around the town on rented scooters
yesterday, big dinner at Yucca with the whole group in the evening,
and then, of course all the clubs lasts night until 3:30 AM. How much
fun! They go back to Detroit tomorrow night at 8 PM. Thanks Brogan &
Partners for bringing our son down so close that we could get together
for a visit.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Duduza Comfort Dolls - Reposted

When my friend Cindy comes down from Vermont in the winter, she is always working on a new knitting project on the beach and is eager to share a pattern with me. A few weeks ago she was making Duduza Comfort Dolls to be sent off to children in Africa affected with HIV/AIDS. She clued me in on the website with the directions. It was a perfect project for me because boy do I ever have a ton of yarn scraps! So I knit up a family and will be mailing them off to The Knitting Studio in Montpelier, VT to be sent on with the next shipment to Africa. Aren't they cute?