Heading to the Keys


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February 8th 2015
Published: February 8th 2015
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It will be nice to leave this behind!
Tomorrow we start our first "adventure" trip with Dan and Marilyn Flaherty since our trip to the Bahamas last winter. Not too many people would call a trip to the Bahamas an adventure trip, but every trip we make with Dan and Marilyn is an adventure, trust me. This trip should be more interesting, at least for me and hopefully for all four of us. I've been on a sail boat only once on Lake Michigan on a friend's boat many years ago. Ever since I learned to fly at Southern Illinois University, I've wanted to learn how to sail. I think I'll get a pretty good lesson on this trip.

We're chartering a 38' Catamaran along with the captain and his wife. They are based on Marathon Key and will be meeting us at Key West. We will be in Key West for a couple days before we sail for 5 days and 4 nights, visiting the Dry Tortugas and Marquesas. As long as the weather cooperates and the boat's Captain isn't Captain Ron, we should have a great time.

(as always, comments are very appreciated. You can find them at the very bottom of the blog entries.)

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8th February 2015

No Captain Ron
Sounds like you need to escape the snow and heading to the Keys is a grand idea! Eager to read all about your adventures with Dan and Marilyn. Have fun and be safe. You need to book the blues cruise.
8th February 2015

Blues Cruise
We are very interested in the October cruise. It's the one that goes to New Orleans. And, Buddy Guy will be on it!
8th February 2015

Relaxation time for Marilyn & Jan!
You forgot the most important feature of our " sailing adventure" - our Captains wife will be preparing all our meals for us! We just need to sit back, relax, have a drink and enjoy our time away!

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