1-21-15 Wonderful January !!
We're finally decompressed !! It's taken a few days. No driving, no breakdowns, no schedules at last ! Just good weather and relaxing.
I had LP gas delivered to our park and filled up the MH tank and 2 portable tanks so we're all set for quite awhile as the furnace isn't running anymore.
We left old man winter in the dust and I don't miss him at all. Our daily temps here on Matlacha Island are warmer than Michigan's August weather.
Nice sunrises and sunsets as usual. Happy people everywhere. Great music at our local pub. AHHHH !!!
1-23-15 Heather has been setting up her jewelry stand all week at The Olde Fish House in the afternoon. Lots of lookers. She usually is there from 1200 til 1500.
We managed to go listen to some great music a couple nights this week. Same laid back crowd and everyone was well entertained.
This weekend is The Taste of Pine Island fair. Lot's of good eats and music. There will be a lot of people out this way for 2 days.
Most of the week has been balmy & sunny but today, Saturday, was overcast and what we call, less warmer, even though the weather guessers keep using the C word.. I think the local newscasters should spend a week up in Houghton Lake, Mi.!! They'd quit using the C word permanently ! We're supposed to have a week of good warm sunshine next week.
Last weekend and this weekend Houghton Lake, Mi. has their annual Tip-Up-Town Festival going on. The largest winter festival in the country. Temps there have been freezing but 1000's of people go to it. They even have a carnival on the ice.
I hope my Michigan friends Dawn , Tammy & Jean all recover from their broken ankles !! Yeah, you read that right. They all have broken bones !!! Been a tuff winter …..
The island traffic is noticeably getting heavier. Snowbird season seems to be in full swing. When we went shopping yesterday the Publix store was packed at noon. Traffic was very heavy too.
Sun's up !! Temps are 70's ! New musical group at The Olde Fish House this afternoon. Ms. Heather was all setup to sell her handcrafted jewelry by 1200 at the Fish House. I knew it'd be a great day.
I drifted down to see how Heather was doing at 1500 and was amazed at the traffic on the island today. Pine Island, which is just West of us , has the annual “Taste of Pine Island “ festivities this weekend so there's a lot of ppl out this way & the traffic has to traverse Matlacha's main drag to get there. She was ready to pack up and call it a day at 1500. We carried all her wares back to the trailer and returned to listen to “ The Good Bad Boys Band” and I'm glad we did. They were very unique and held the crowd til the last set. I love it when we hear good music ! Sure makes a few beers taste good !!
We stayed til the end and got back to our rig, 5 minutes away, about 1800. I like being able to walk home after a good time. The evening brought “ less warmer “ ( I refuse to say colder) temps and we got comfortable by turning on the small electric heater.
This morning I ordered some original driver's foot pegs off E Bay for the Honda Goldwing as I'm not comfortable with the floorboards. Seems my 31 inch legs aren't long enough to be comfortable while backing the bike up and they are in the way. I'm gonna try taking the floorboards off to see if that's better. This bike is very top heavy.
Looking forward to our next week and the good weather.
REMEMBER, LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY.
Charlie & Heather.