Greetings from Cedar Key, FL

We arrived in Cedar Key on the 2nd of January, in a rather chilly, rainy day.  As with the rest of the country, it has been colder than normal here.  Today has been the nicest day, but Tuesday night it will dip into the 20’s, but it should be back in the “normal” 70’s by the end of the week (we hope!).

Sunset Isle at Cedar Key

Sunset Isle at Cedar Key

Sunset Isle

Sunset Isle

 

The park here is small, but is full of friendly people.  They have a small clubhouse, and have nightly “jam sessions” for anyone that plays an instrument.  Last Thursday there were 3 guys on acoustic guitars, a banjo and slack guitar player, a violinist and a gal with a Peruvian drum, that looks like a box, but has snares inside, so it sounds just like a regular drum.  I know my brother Jerry, and brother-in-law Doug would fit right in with this group of talented folks.  (and George, there was a lady playing the spoons that would give you a run for your money!!)

We met up with another couple whose blog we follow, Chris and Cherie of Technomadia (http://www.technomadia.com/).  We have learned a lot from following their blog, and they are great people.  Saturday they did a live, video streamed presentation on the lithium batteries that they use to power their 1961 bus conversion that they live in.

We also drove into downtown Cedar Key, which many people describe as Key West 50 years ago.  Kayaking, fishing and bicycling are the main things to do here.

low tide - lots of mud

low tide – lots of mud

Given the weather, we have not spent much time in town yet.  Since we will be here for a month, there is no rush to do anything.  The tide did not come in on Friday, as the wind was coming in from the North.

brrr!

brrr!

They have a lot of boat tours and fishing charters, but we will wait until the weather is a lot warmer, so we don’t look as cold as these folks on the boat!!

Today there will be a get together to watch the football games (hosted by a 49ers fan!).  We hope everyone stays warm and safe the next few days!

Quote for the day:  “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”   – Dr. Seuss  The Cat in the Hat

 

 

Happy New Year!!

We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year 2014!!!

2014 new years

We spent our New Years Eve, just as we always do, having a quiet, relaxing night.  The only big difference this year (other than the fact that our house has wheels now), was being in the Eastern time zone.  For our entire lives, when watching the ball drop in Times Square, it was always 11:00pm Central Standard Time.  So it was a little odd watching it “live” at midnight.  And then hearing lots of fireworks going off (Makena was not happy!).

Many people make all kinds of resolutions for the new year, and we wish everyone the best of luck in keeping them.  Just remember, we don’t know how long we will be on this Earth, so make the best of everyday!!

We have donned our Wisconsin Badger apparel for today’s football game against South Carolina.  Go Bucky!!!   Jump Around!!!!

Quote for the day: “We will open the book, it’s pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity, and it’s first chapter is New Years Day.”  –  Edith Pierce