Stuart is a really fun place to hang out for a little while especially when you have such great cohorts as the September Song gang - we've found lots of funky dives and fun things to do....but we need to give our livers a rest (those guys are such bad influences!!) so unfortunately today we have to weigh anchor (metaphorically speaking since we're at a dock) and head south. Gypsies is being hauled out tomorrow morning at Seminole Marine, about 35 miles south of here, for some bottom paint and other work. We're hoping to be back on the waters again at least by Friday but we'll have to see how things go.
Meanwhile we hit Frank 'n Stein's for a late lunch Friday after a morning of provisioning (Gypsies is full up on beer, wine and food - can you guess our priorities??) With a sign that reads "warm buns 'n cold beer" how could we not??
Well the chili cheese dogs, battered french fries and pitcher of cold beer certainly hit the spot (now you know why we work out every morning!!!) We tried to limit ourselves to just one dog although they were so good, Doug and I had to split a second one - tasty!!!
Then it was on to happy hour at Wahoo's where we assumed our usual seats at the bar and enjoyed little mini roast beef sandwiches (what, they were free??) - we love this town!!!
The next morning we dragged ourselves out of bed to meet Bob to work out but the fitness center wasn't open early enough so we had to miss a workout (whew!!!) - we were on a mission to hit the nautical flea market early before all the good stuff was gone. Turns out there wasn't a ton of good stuff even that early in the morning but it was fun anyways!!
Not wanting to call it a night, we headed to Pei Wei which is an Asian diner owned by Chef Changs - very cool place with great food!!! Yet again we stuffed ourselves silly - now do you see why we have to leave this place!!!
Yesterday we hit the local farmers market which while better than the boat parade was a little disappointing in that it was sorely lacking in sweets and baked goods (ie no cinnamon buns for Bob's bfast so he settled for a little key lime pie!) Doug and I hung out in town awhile window shopping and then hanging out at Duffy's sports bar watching the Patriots (I'm very glad we had to walk back to the boat before the end of the game as the Pats disintegrated and let the lowly Miami Dolphins beat us - come on Tom - geez!!!)
Last night was special - we celebrated Christmas with Stephanie, Bob, Cassie and Godiva on September Song - SS is all decorated for the holidays and looks great!! We have been remiss on Gypsies - I promise I'll get the decorations out once we're off the hard!! Chef Stephanie outdid herself as always - the food was spectacular, the drinks flowed and the laughter never seemed to stop!
Happy Birthday, Dee Dee!!!
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