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The weather on the 24th was nothing short of "marvelous darling." Early afternoon we road our bikes into Key West. We're about 3 miles from downtown. We spent the next 3 hours just riding around.
We cruised along Smathers and Higgs Beach.
While there we stopped to have some Hawaiian Shave (no D) Ice.
It fell far short of the real thing but it was fun none the less.
Eventually we made our way home. As the day concluded we sat outside in our comfy chairs, it was still about 75 degrees, watching the sun set.
I was reading and Debbie was knitting. This typifies our current lifestyle. We had pork tenderloin for dinner. Nice!
Christmas Day was very low key. We do have a cute little tree but that's our only holiday decoration.
Space, weight and storage you know.
The campground hosted a Christmas dinner. They provided turkey and ham. Attendees brought side dishes, desserts etc. My guess is that there were 100 - 150 people present. The meal was outside and it was again in the mid 70's. There was plenty to eat and we had great conversation.
Sunday brought much cooler temperatures and I mean a whole lot of wind.
We have a roof top satellite dish that we decided to lower (push a button)I to ensure it wasn't damaged. Other then walking dogs, we stayed inside all day. We watched a couple movies in the evening.
Yesterday we drove back to downtown Key West. Our plan was to tour the Ernest Hemingway House. To our surprise about a million other people decided today was a great day to go downtown. The little town fills up quickly.
We parked (that can be a trick) in the Westin garage at $4 an hour. Once downtown, you can easily walk anywhere you want to go in town. We strolled through town headed for the Hemingway House. When we arrived we found that the line went on forever. We'll return after the new year. We strolled on and eventually stopped at a quaint little french bakery and had apple cinnamon croissants.
We strolled some more and then returned to the humble abode.