Monday, January 12, 2015

Chillin in the Keys

We have now moved south to the Elks lodge in Tavernier for the month of January.  We learned almost immediately why we love it here.  While the rest of the country saw temperatures plunging, we enjoyed warm, shorts and t-shirt weather.  The "coolest" days so far had highs in the low 70's and the night time lows have not been below 63.  Our first and only order of business was to kick back and get on island time.  We have been getting in a lot of exercise and have already ridden our bikes more in 2015 than we did in all of 2014. 
Here is our home for the next month.  There are only a dozen sites and we have a great view of the water.  Life is Good!!!!
This was our reception committee, including Paul and Trudy and Joe and Kathy whom we met here two years ago.  We passed on joining them on the raft as we did not want to enter the race on the last lap but we knew it was a sign of fun times to come.
Our number one activity is watching the sun set every evening.  It is different and more beautiful each day. 
The lodge's tiki hut and palm trees make for beautiful pictures.  This evening the boat came into view to add a bit to the picture. 
Our neighbors, Rick's and Kim's bird Boyd is always the center of attention and greets visitors.
Everyday this fun group finds some excuse to gather and party. It can be a themed pot luck of Mexican or Italian food or just appetizers for happy hour.  Left are Joe and Cathy; right are Bob, Beth, Dick, Jo and Nanc.
More of the group swapping tales.  Left are Mark, Paul, Trudy and Kim; right are Joe, Rick and Boyd. 
Another wonderful Florida sunset.
One evening a guy came into the lodge selling crab claws.  That was supper.  The were great!!!!
Another day another sunset.  It is a tough job, but someone has to do it.
I had a similar picture for the blog header before I replaced it with the one of Mt. McKinley.  It may be time to go back to this picture, but then again why change when we can enjoy the same picture in person everyday.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures, miss Florida sun and sea! Ann

Sharon Del Rosario said...

You picked a great spot to enjoy Florida! I'll keep that Elks Lodge in mind for another trip, since we'll be leaving FL soon. Didn't see it listed in the Elks Lodges with RV parking, but it looks like a perfect place to stay!

Daniel Quinn said...

Looks like a great place to stay. I love the Keys. What key is the Elks Lodge on?

ladynomad said...

I love the keys. What I want to know is, who died for you to get a spot for a month? I'd always been told that to get a spot there for more than a few days someone had to die. Love the weather and the sunsets, and the beaches, and the food. Enough said.