Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Keys...

We are headed to the Florida Keys with another family!  Islamorada to be exact.  We cannot wait for a vacation away from work and school and in a very relaxing place. 

I will probably not fix my hair or wear makeup the entire time we're there.  We'll live in bathing suits and tunics (well, Husband won't wear a tunic) all day every day and we'll grill out every night (with the fish Husband catches!)   Of course, I'll be covered in sunscreen all day, as will Lallie, as we don't want to age that beautiful skin, right?  

I will certainly be doing lots of this!

We never go all the way down to Key West for a couple of reasons.  Islamorda is the place for the fishing AND it's about as far as we're willing to go with the boat.

Let me explain.  It's a process just to get the boat to the Keys.  First we have to remove the boat from the water a week before for maintenance and upkeep to make sure it's in fine shape.  Husband usually takes it out of the water in March or April right before boating by time June rolls around, it's in great need of a good cleaning and maintenance.  SO, in order to complete said maintenance, we have to remove the boat from the water lift (at a friend's house), get it onto the trailer, drive it home, work on it (ehmmm....Husband works on it), drive it back to the dock, get it off the trailer, put it back on the lift (all because we can't keep it in our driveway for more than a couple of days due to the HOA).  Then the day we leave, we do the whole process over again to tow it to the Keys in about a 3.5 hour drive (that would normally be 2 hours without the boat) and then get it off the trailer again before we can start relaxing.  It's a process.

So you the time we GET to the Keys, it's already been a process and right about Islamorada when Husband says...."Okay, I'm done.  Let's get this sucker in the water!"  And after all of this, Husband is thinking....  THE FISH BETTER BE A BITIN'!!   And I hope they are too because Husband is planning on taking Lallie and I on our first fishing trip.  Yes, I live in Florida with a boat for years and I've never gone fishing with Husband.  Until this point, I've been pretty much freaked out by worms and fish and the whole thing.  But I'm ready now, even if it means shoving a hook into the shrimp while it squeals and ....well nevermind.  Freaking myself out again. 

Moving on...we'll get there just before check-in time at our resort which leaves us just enough time to get in a sunset Keys cruise!   

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


  1. Enjoy your vacation - I've always wanted to go there! We just returned from a beach vacation as well and I love not having to wear make-up or do my hair. Lazy, sunny days with no agenda to follow. It's heaven!

  2. I will be so excited to hear all of the details. Mr. and I are planning a little South FL road trip for our 10th anniversary (in 2 years) starting in Palm Beach and then work our way down to stay several days in the Keys. Happy Vacationing!

  3. WOW! the boat does sound like a process! The trip sounds fun! We were in Key West last week and it was blazing hot!! Stay hydrated!

  4. Have fun fun fun! I leave tomorrow too! Not as far as you are going, but on the beautiful Gulf! My beloved beach for a month! Yaaaaaaay!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  5. Oh so jealous! Sounds like a wonderful place to vacation!!