Why do I start out this way - because I could have sworn I blogged about our trip to Key West to see our cruising buddies Stephanie and Bob and their canine buddies Cassie and Godiva on September Song!!! Maybe not the Christmas trip but at least our trip down to Marathon in early December - I had to have because there were great pictures and we had too much fun!! Obviously senility is creeping up on me because needless to say when I went to check - no blog!! Is this what work does to your mind - beware everyone??
Well I have some serious catching up to do - here all of you readers are thinking that Doug and I have been up to nothing but work....au contraire mon amis!! We have been living it up down here in FL - well maybe not all the time but we certainly have snuck in some seriously good times. At the beginning of December we headed down to Marathon with Doug driving Bob and Steph's minivan that they had left up with us in Merritt Island where as you know they spent some time with us on their trek south. Yes you read correctly - Doug drove a minivan (he was disguised to look like a senior corporate executive so no one we know would recognize him and add to his shame) - and one without Sirius radio or ez pass no less! What a trooper - we met up in Marathon with Bob and Stephanie as well as more cruising buddies Norm and Vicki on TideHiker who are also spending the winter down there. What started with drinks on SS,
The next morning we all piled into the minivan (disguises intact and a cold roadie in our coozies) and headed off to Key West - wooohoooo!!! Starting at Guy Harveys (where much to our dismay, we found out that our Georgia girl Lindsay with the butt tattoo and Caroline were no longer there),
Although we had to leave Marathon the next day, no trip to Marathon would be complete without a stop at the Stuffed Pig for breakfast so of course we had to partake the next morning (even though we had sworn we'd never eat or drink ever again after our disgusting display of both in KW the day before)!! Ahhhhhh, yummmy!
While we were in KW, Bob and Stephanie checked on dockage for September Song and we made plans to meet up with them again for Christmas!! Yippeee!!! Norm and Vicki were headed to Biscayne Bay and most of the Stock Island cruising group were headed off for the holidays, but we figured that Bob, Stephanie, Doug and I could do some serious damage on our own in KW! Well - mission accomplished!! Doug and I actually got to drive together this time (and we had Sirius and ez pass) so we were good to go - we made it to Key Largo on Thursday night where we stopped and had an amazing mahi meal at the Fish House (almost as good as the mahi we used to catch on Gypsies!!) The next morning it was on to KW to meet up with the September Song crew - on the way into KW Doug dropped me off for my Xmas present at Paradise Tattoo!! Pete the Parrot now has a cousin Tonks the Unicorn on my other ankle - Bob, Stephanie and Doug met up with me there although they didn't last long (think the needles and my gritted teeth wiped out any thought they ever might have had about getting one themselves!!!)
The next day was Christmas and we had a ball -
No sooner did we got back up to Merritt Island and it was time for us to get on a plane to head to Massachusetts to see family and friends. What a whirlwind - first it was lunch with our great friend Mary Ouellette who drove up from RI to see us (thanks Mary!!!) and then it was drinks with my cousin Chris and his fiancee Carolina (their wedding was after all the real reason for us coming to Massachusetts in the middle of winter - did you really think we would voluntarily choose to go to New England in the winter?? and especially two days after a blizzard???) NOT!!! New Year's Eve which happens to also be Doug's bday was spent at Chris' restaurant with my gorgeous Aunt Peg and my cousin Warren and his wife Debbie! Way fun - thanks for the great food Chris - if you're ever up near Boston make sure to visit Lexx Restaurant in Lexington!!! We spent a whole day with my niece Samantha and her son Rocco - what an amazing little guy!!!
[note from Doug: as the IT staff, it is my job to post the great blogs that Tammy writes. This one was written on January 17 but I am just getting around to posting it on January 23]
Doug just got back from a week in California and I leave tomorrow for the rest of the week in Aventura - so yes, we're back to work! Good thing we sneak in some fun when we can, huh??? Especially since all we have to look forward to is the start of spring training - when exactly do pitchers and catchers report??? and you thought I could make it all the way through a blog without touching on the depressing showing of my beloved Patriots. Couldn't they have lost to anyone BUT the freakin' Jets???????
Happy Birthday, Dee Dee!!!
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