I'm in Michigan for the next few weeks helping
with our new grandson Carter. I won't be posting until I return to
Florida at the end of February
Our grandson Jackson, playing in the snow. I was hoping to bring warm weather with me.
January 17, 2013
Happy Birthday Rich!!!!
January 11, 2013
As many of our friends and family know, Rich and
I enjoy contra dancing. When it was announced that there would be a
dance at the bandshell in the park next to the marina, we had to go.
We enjoyed two hours of dancing. The caller did a
I've been going to yoga classes on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays. Today we did moon salutations. They were a
nice change from the sun salutations.
January 10, 2013
The Prayer Garden at San Pablo Church
Our friends go to the neighborhood Catholic
church and one evening the gal's went over to the church to view the
prayer garden at night. Near the entrance of the prayer garden....
All of the statuary, bushes, and trees were
covered in lights. It was beautiful to see.
My friends and I down in boot key harbor - the
I love snowflakes and this was nice display. A
great end to an evening out together.
January 9, 2013
Captain Jack is the oldest boater living full
time at the Marathon Marina. He gave me this flower. He said it was
last one on his bush as the gardeners had severely pruned it back.
The flower was absolutely beautiful and filled me with joy. His kind
gesture made my morning.
January 8, 2013
Knitting and Crochet crafts
The crafting group under the Tiki hut.
This picture is really a rug! One of the gals is
a professional hooker... that's rug hooker and this is just one of
her fantastic works.
Very creative use of squares. It a quilted wall
hanging and I'm going to make one.
January 5, 2013
Ragnar Relay Races
When we took Edie for her morning walk we ran in
to the 'Ragnar Relay' runners. It was the first Ragnar Relay of the
year 12013. A 200 mile relay run from Miami to Key West. I found
this information on the web about the relays.
Ragnar is the overnight running relay race
that makes testing your limits a team sport. A team is made up of
6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. The legs of the race
vary in difficulty and distance, from 3-8 miles, allowing elite and
novice runners to run together. Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run
across 200 miles of the country’s most scenic terrain. Pair that
with crazy costumes, inside jokes, a great finish line party and
unforgettable stories. Some call it a slumber party without sleep,
pillows or deodorant. We call it Ragnar.
This is one of the runners coming through
Marathon just before 7:30 a.m. They had started the race the
preceding day in Miami.
We talked to this couple from Minnesota for
several minutes. They told us the relays were named for a Norse god
and I looked that up also.
Each runner is given this temporary tattoo to
wear while running.
Many of the runners were wearing tutus and...
at least one of the girls in this relay group
wore this outfit while running. Many of the runners has some sort of
costume or outfit on. Who knows, Appalachian trail last
summer, 200 mile road race next winter... What do you think?
January 1, 2013
New Year's Day
We went to see Lincoln today. It was a fantastic
movie. (Capt: I would recommend this to everyone... leave the kids
The bougainvilleas are blooming everywhere and
these lovely. I wish they could grow in Michigan.
We saw many different colors of bougainvilleas:
white, orange and three different shades of red but I liked this
Out in front of this building we walked past a
Christmas display, it took a second to notice...
The Ho Ho Ho had become H2O. Very cute.
The bushes around the CVS pharmacy building had
been careful sculpted into many different shapes. I liked this one,
a nice bush with the middle cut out.
Anna liked this heart.
I thought that this huge "table top" bush was
really neat too.
They must have shaped this one just before the
flowers came out!
We also splurged and went out to an excellent
Chinese restaurant for dinner on New Years day. Great weather,
good food, fantastic movie and the roadsides filled with flowers
made it a great start to the new year.