Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Due to popular demand, here's a photo of the wedding in Las Vegas. It was a beautiful ceremony, and quite exciting for Bill and I to welcome Lori into our family and see our boy finally take the plunge. We had a blast in Vegas before, during, and after the wedding with family and friends.

It was a great day in Key West with my sister Sue and my husband Bill, however this is another fisherman, Bill was taking the picture. We lunched at El Siboney, the sangria is THE BEST, then dropped Bill off at Rick's and shopped and shopped some more. On the way home we stopped for a cafe con leche at Baby's Coffee. The statues around the old customs house are fantastic. Ben Franklin's is starting to fill up with costumes and special glittery fabric for Fantasy Fest. Does anyone need another boa? What a diverse city, and there's never a dull moment.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Oh No! Not Again!
Yikes! Will it ever end? Looks like we are in the "cone of death" yet again. Yes, we know it's the middle of hurricane season, but enough is enough! We are sick of watching the weather channel. We hunkered down for Fay and Gustav, but Hanna, Ike, and Josephine are on the way, and if we have to hunker any more, we may just go somewhere else to do it. Tonight, though, is beautiful. We are going to ride down to sunset park to catch the view. Don't worry, you don't need the weather channel. As long as we are here, we'll keep you posted on the weather. And, the bobcat was here today, no more weeds on the beach. I'm not sure where they went, but I think they buried them.

Monday, September 01, 2008


One day the ocean just beckons you to come on in and enjoy the calm.
The next day things can turn pretty ugly in almost no time.
It's Labor Day. In Michigan that would mean a family picnic, or a
trip up "North" for the weekend, then maybe a union meeting to find
out if there would be a teachers' raise, or a strike. The kids would
have all their supplies for school; there might be tomatoes to can,
and definitely fresh corn for dinner. Everyone mentally prepares
themselves for the fact that the season will be changing very soon.
Down here we don't have the change of seasons. On or around Labor Day
we join the "Four H Club here", that's high winds, heavy rain, heat
and humidity, but so far, no hurricanes! Gustav has been gentle here,
we have nothing to complain about. We had some rain, the wind blew
the seaweed from Fay back onto our beach, but it also brought a lot of
sand back to our beach. There's some cleanup to do. It's really a
mess next door at Oceanfront Condos where the wind blew lots of weeds
up onto their dock and into their pool, major clean up there, minor
cleanup here. After Fay, the city made the decision not to haul away
seaweed, don't ask me why, they recieved $95,000. for disaster
recovery. What they spent it on I don't know, but now as you can see,
we have all that seaweed still with us. But I know we definitely have
nothing to complain about, it could be so much worse. It's just one
minor delay in getting on with life in paradise.