Monday, February 15, 2010

Kool in the Keys

February has been a fun month so far.  On the 6th Sue and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary at Dockside.

Every Saturday night Dockside has a different band.  This group was from Colorado.  They were pretty good, although unique.  Unfortunately, we cannot remember the name of the band.

On Sunday we continued our anniversary weekend celebration by attending the Pigeon Key Art Show, which was held in the park next to the marina.  There were many wonderful artists on display, and we did pick up one small work of art.  However, the real reason for going was the live entertainment.

Here you see Sue and our friend Tammy Roe from "Osprey" sitting on either side of local music legend Rocketman the Pirate.  Rocketman told us all about his neice, singer Katy Perry.  Rocketman was the emcee for the music at the stage in the park.  We were there to see Sue's favorite, Brian Roberts.

Brian played for two hours straight.  Here Rocketman joins Brian on stage to sing a duet.  After the performance Brian rushed off of the stage to say hello to Sue, who apparently must be considered a Brian Roberts groupie.

A folk singing duo called Patchouli also performed.  They were superb guitarists, and Julie Patchouli wrote all of her own music.  She was a fabulous singer. They invited Rocketman to sit in for one song to do percussion.

Then they passed noise makers so that the audience could be involved.  A fun time was had by all.

Not everyone seemed to display the same level of enthusiasm.

On Tuesday Dennis and Barbara Snelson on "Noble House" drove us to Sharkeys in Key Colony, were we enjoyed happy hour.  Happy hour consisted of chicken wings or shrimp for twenty five cents each.  It was great eating and a great deal.  Thursday we were back at Dockside with Tammy and Jerel, enjoying their rib special.  The ribs were awesome!  We were joined by Carl and Margaret from "Trust Me", whom we had met at the Glades Boat yard in November.  They are anchored right next to us.  We all enjoyed the music of Joe Mamma.  Unfortunately, I forgot the camera.  The weather turned cold, though, so we sat under the propane heater.

On Saturday the 13th we walked a mile to the bookstore, where Florida author Tim Dorsey was doing a book signing.  We got there early and purchased the first four books of his "Serge" mystery series, then met Tim, who signed them and agreed to pose for a photo with Charlie, the owner of the bookstore.

That's Charlie on the left and Tim Dorsey in the middle.

We then hiked south another mile and visited longtime friends Jim and Sharon Angel aboard their trawler "Blue Angel".  They are at the dock at Marathon Marina waiting for a mooring ball to open up.  We had a nice visit.  They are always fun.

The days have been in the low 60s and the nights are as low as 50 degrees this week, so it gets a little cold in the boat at night.  The cold air does reward us with beautiful sunsets, however.

We are currently getting ready for a long weekend visit from my daughter Kim.  We are very excited to see her, and Sue has worked hard to clear out an aft cabin for her to sleep in.  It will be colder than she had hoped for, but I am sure we will have a wonderful visit.


  1. Hi Sue & Jack. Thanks again for the blog, we are really enjoying them. I am passing them along to a friend who is in the process of doing the same as you, only next year. Their comments have been very positive and they can't wait to get going. Again thanks and keep the info coming.
    Bernice and Dan Schindler (Her Ladyship).
    ps:- Say hello to Jim and Sharon Angel for us.

  2. Jack, Thanks for the blog. Looks like you are having a great time. Still waiting for the house to sell so that we can come down ourselves this fall. Phil and I have enjoyed some ice boating - he's finished the J14 - and is planning on going up to elk lake in Michigan leaving WEdnesday. WE did go ice boating in Presque Isle and had a good time. Lorraine