Wednesday 28 July 2021
Visited Alonzos and the new Bel Mare down in the historic seaport district. Bel Mare gets a massive thumbs up from me - high end Italian dining with a beautiful view of Key West marina. A lovely evening all in
Enjoyed being able to watch Mona McSharry represent Ireland and swim in the 100m breastroke LIVE - compared with all the Irish who would have had to get up at 3am to see it. She came 8th. 8th in the world! Go Mona!
Picked up some of those religious candles for Sheila when I spotted them in the dollar store. I've asked her to pray for the covid - this bloody Delta variant and all those who aren't getting vaccinated
Lovely dinner cooked by Patrick
Road trip to Cudjoe Key to get fishing supplies and I got my Baby's Coffee on the way
We ate in a cute little new Italian in town - Bruschetta Francesca. That is Francesca pictured
Biggest grunt caught on the baby boat! Woo hoo
Met a new friend! Steph on the right
Cute story. Stephanie met her husband (AJ) through/on a reality TV Show! Married at First Sight. Three years later and going strong. Awesome!
Nicest pool ever
Katrina bought me this!! How lovely
It was not planned that Vic and I would dress like Mr & Mrs Canada
Patrick's friend Vic came and visited for a few days. Enjoyable time! Patrick and Vic got out on the water a good bit, and I joined them for night fishing....which the lest said the better. It was bad. No fish whatsoever
Ugh! I've a ton of blogs to catch up on. So, apologies in advance, the next few blogs might be more photos than words.
Sister Season held their annual fundraiser casino night and it was terribly good fun. Plus always a good excuse to dress up.
Monday 12 July 2021
Tropical Storm Elsa blew in and out last Tuesday and like every storm to date we were better prepared in advance and learnt something for next time. Patrick drove me to work just as it arrived and it was wild enough. We then basically just both worked through the storm and by the time I cycled home at 5pm what just remained were some strong gusts of wind but nothing major. No power loss so that was good for Patrick, no internet down etc, but he did have the house shut up for the whole day and he said things did get pretty wild in the back garden at times.
We had sand bags on one or two doors on the outside and dam bags on every single door on the inside. I really like these things and I might order some more... I wonder is there any chance they would hold the water out in the event of a big one??? We also put our clamshell shutters down but did not put storm shutters on the rest of the house. I love the clamshells so much. 70 years old and still work perfectly. So quick and easy to put down and up. Sometimes simple technologies are the best.
Sunday 11 July 2021
We had joined friends down at the beach beside White Street Pier for a July 4th gathering before the fireworks, and had a really lovely time. The fireworks this year were phenomenal it has to be said. All in all a really nice evening.