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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting for parts in Marathon

Time travelled:     0
 Nautical miles:    0
 Docked at:         Sombrero Marina, Marathon

Here we sit once again! I must say if you have to just sit in a place this is a great place to sit. The other boaters are friendly and there is a bar/restaurant right on the dock that has live music every night. We picked up our company in Fort Dollardale aka Lauderdale on Saturday.  We took advantage of the rental car and drove to Key West on Sunday. What a great little place. Lots of things to see and do. We walked Duval Street from one end to the other. Zeke met a friend and they had a great time playing in the Atlantic.

Zeke happy to be in the water !
We stopped along the way for lunch at Willie T's bar, notice all the dollar bills stapled to the walls. My Mom had sent a card and some money down with the girls, we were instructed to go to a certain steakhouse on Marco Island but it was just too far. Geography never was Fionas strong suit!! Instead she bought us lunch and an award winning Key Lime Pie that we brought home and devoured after dinner.

Stacy, Heather & Garth at Willie T`s in Key West

Duval Street, Key West

We have not been doing too much of anything - we get up and walk around the golf course across the road, have breakfast, walk over to the grocery store or Walgreens, have lunch, sit in the sun all afternoon, have docktails about four, have dinner. The evenings have been pretty rough trying to decide if we will sit on the bow or the stern. I think tonight we will go down to the bar and check out the live music. Seems to be the way of life in Marathon. Tough to get use to but we are all doing our best to adapt.The weather has been glorious, sunshine and  26 degrees!

The part for the transmission is supposed to be here today and installed this afternoon. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that this is the fix. If it is we will be on our way to Key West tomorrow and if it isn`t - DO YOU WANT TO BUY A BOAT!!