Another week gone by….

I know it has been awhile since I posted.  There is just something about this laid back atmosphere in Cedar Key that keeps me away from the computer.  It has been another low-key week here, with parades, pottery lessons and fireside chats.

The Cedar Key Sharks had their Homecoming Parade last Thursday.  Since they do not have a football team, their homecoming is in January, during basketball season.  It was a very brief parade, and just when we started walking back towards the campground, the parade had completed the entire downtown loop, and was returning to the school, so we ended up seeing all the “floats” for a second time!

The Sharks!

The Sharks!

Congrats!

Congrats!

Boys basketball

Boys basketball

Girls BB

Girls BB

The cheerleaders

The cheerleaders

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And no parade would be complete without a tribute to the “Lunch Ladies!!”

The Lunch Ladies

The Lunch Ladies

Many of us came to Cedar Key to meet up with Chris and Cherie of Technomadia.  We have had several fireside chats this past week on topics such as work camping jobs, and domicile/residency questions.  Dan and I are doing the traditional work camping jobs.  Others have been able to work remotely with their jobs.  There are so many opportunities out there, it is just a matter of spending the time researching what options work best for you.

Another person in our park, Dean, who is from Monroe, Wisconsin, set up his small pottery wheel and gave impromptu pottery lessons.  I am always amazed by what people bring on the road with them!  Dan decided to take a brief pottery lesson from Dean.  One should never stop trying to learn something new!

Dean is explaining the proper position, elbows in, and how much force you need to apply on the clay.

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Once you get the feel of the clay, you insert your finger in the middle, and expand the clay upwards.  This is very challenging.

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checking the depth of the clay.

checking the depth of the clay.

Looking good, elbows in!

Looking good, elbows in!

After it is finished, Dean slices it in half, to check the depth on the sides.  He said Dan did a good job.

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Dan’s parents rent out a condo in New Smyrna Beach for February and March.  They stopped in for a visit on their way.  Makena was happy to see them, and couldn’t decide where to sleep.  She spent the night going between our bed, and the air mattress to sleep with “grandma and grandpa.”

Dan's parents

Dan’s parents

And of course, we took some time for our nightly sunset viewing on the dock.  I think this cloud looks like the head of an alligator.

A gator sunset?

A gator sunset?

My sister sent me a photograph of their indoor/outdoor temperature gauge this morning.  It is showing minus 13 degrees just before 6am today in Wauwatosa, WI.  That is some dangerously cold weather, when you factor in the wind chill of 45 below!!  We hope everyone back home stays safe and warm!!

Yikes!

Yikes!

Just remember, there are only 50 days from today until Spring!

Quote for the day:  “No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips it’s turn.” – Hal Borland

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