March 14, 2015

March 13, 2015  Day 112 South for Winter
Faro Blanco Marina
Marathon, FL

On Wednesday, Joyce, Janet, and Margi took a taxi to run errands, stopping at the Post office, drug store, clothing store, and Publix.  After having dinner on our own boats, we enjoyed a “game night” with Rick & Margi and Janet & Bob. We met in the boaters’ lounge and played “A Ticket to Ride”, our fun train game!

Gay and Mike (Irish Attitude) arrived by car Thursday afternoon and we all had a shared dinner of Chicken Caesar Lasagna, Caesar salad, freshly baked bread, ice cream and cookies, and good wine on Carried Away that evening. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed recalling some of our favorite and memorable boating experiences!
A few of the sea turtles

Bill, Rick, Margi, Mike, Gay, Bob, Janet
on our "Looper Beach" at the marina
Friday morning, we all walked to the nearby Turtle Hospital for an hour long tour, learning about the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sea turtles that have been injured, or who have a disease causing viral tumors. Many veterinarians volunteer their time to care for and perform surgery on the turtles. It was a fascinating tour!   Afterwards, we got together with Loopers, Kent and Jane, who are staying on a mooring ball in Boot Key Harbor this winter. Then all ten of us all went to lunch at the Sunset Grill and then went to Boot Key Harbor to see the many boats on mooring balls and the facilities there.  After returning to Rick and Margi’s boat for more visiting, Gay drove Margi, Janet, and Joyce to Publix for more provisioning. (Somehow, it seems that buying, preparing, and eating food is always involved in our activities!)  We got together Friday evening on the little beach by Harmony to share appetizers and dessert which we declared dinner! We stayed until 9:00pm and again, had such a fun time visiting with our friends.