Sunday 19 February 2023

President's Weekend 2023

What a lovely few days, and the long weekend is not even over yet!

First, timely to mark some sad news about a former President of the USA on President's weekend.  It has been reported that after a couple of recent health issues/hospital stays, President Jimmy Carter has decided to have hospice care at home.  A very good man, and a fine statesman.  Not necessarily the best President but definitely an inspiration and someone to follow as an example of how a President should live his life. 

Sad news there, aside, I've really had a lovely time over the weekend.  No photos to show for it!!!  Always a good sign eh.

First up, Patrick and I finished the working week the right way - he came into town and we had dinner and drinks in Half Shell Raw Bar.  They were reeeeeally busy and service was slow but to be fair the food was good and we were relaxed so not a big deal.

Then on Saturday, we got up very early and headed out to the crab traps.  We left the house at 7.45, were on the water by 7.55 and home by 9am.  Got a nice amount in the 5 traps so were pleased about that.  We boiled them up (rolling boil for 10 minutes to kill any bacteria) and placed them in the freezer to eat at a future date tbc.  Then quickly had a shower, before Patrick kindly dropped me into work where I had a little bit of a headache to take care of.  I am delighted to report that I was able to resolve the issue much quicker than I expected.  What can I say - we have a great team and when a few of us put our heads together we got there! I was home by noon.  I may, or may not, have gotten into bed for a small little nap at this point.  In my defence, I had a bad night's sleep and  sometimes you have to listen to what your body is saying to you....

That afternoon we joined our friends Joe and Emily to celebrate Emily's birthday.  Joe had surprised her with a weekend in the lovely Casa Marina resort so it was fun hanging out there - along with Isabelle, Katrina, Garret, Dave, Patrick and Bandit the (cat) dog :)
There were TWO weddings taking place so a great buzz and fabulous people watching.

Afterwards, Patrick and I went to the Southernmost Seaside Cafe at the Southernmost Mansion Hotel and were given the most amazing table ever, right at the water's edge.  We shared a lobster pizza which is their specialty and is just incredible.  Near the end the owner of the hotel came and introduced himself and brought us on a tour of the lobby where they have a serious collection of (amongst other items) 8 signed framed letters from Ernest Hemingway, a JFK letter and a Lyndon B Johnson document.  If you are in Key West I recommend you stop by and see their little museum - and try the pizza!!!

On to Sunday....
I took it easy all morning, doing nothing much aside from pottering to Starbucks for a little coffee. And then around 3pm we headed out on the boat for a spot of fishing - trolling and bottom fishing.  Not much success on either to be honest.  But, we did see dolphin!!!  Love that.

Enjoy the long weekend and day off work everyone!

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