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Jan 20, 2019 - Key West-Week 18

1/14-20 Week 18 Due to the inconsiderate actions of the owners that “borrowed” the trailer yesterday and never brought it back we had to use a much older, smaller, and shabbier trailer to collect the trash. I was irritated. When we went by their lot I could see the other trailer. They actually had two bags of their own trash in it but nothing else and their golf cart was blocking it in. On Tuesday we woke up to 66 degrees. It never got above 68 all day. I even wore my jacket. That owner still hadn’t brought the trailer back. I don’t...

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Jan 15, 2019 - Key West, Florida

1/15/19 Key West, Florida We arrived in Key West around 8:15 am.  Weather was 65 when we awoke at 5 am and stayed pretty much around that all day, with a beeeze.  It was warm enough for shorts and a sweatshirt most of the day, but got sort of cold at times on the open trolley, but not too bad.  I think this weather is cold for Key West. The lowest temperature ever recorded there is 41. We took the Old Town Trolley around the whole island.  Some of the tour highlights included Harry Truman's Little White House, Ernest Hemingways House,...

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Jan 13, 2019 - Key West-Week 17

1/7-13 Week 17 Some people arrived and gave me a tip for us parking them. I very rarely look at the money people give me. I think it’s rather rude. I either just put it directly in my pocket or carry it in my hand until I’m away from them and look at it later and then usually find Margie and show it to her. Well, this time I put it my pocket and didn’t look at it until I was around Margie. Then I pulled it out to show her, thinking it might have been $10. It ended up being a 50 dollar bill. The normal driver of the motor home was in the...

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Jan 6, 2019 - Key West-Week 16

12/29-1/6 Week 16 This entry is nine days long due to my trip to Cuba last Thursday. Last week our days off were Christmas Day and the Friday that I went to Cuba. This Saturday our boss showed us the best way to open a coconut to get the water out of it. I was amazed at how much water came out of it. He said it was like sugar water and was good with rum. I said that was just great, since I could have bought some Cuban rum to bring back but I didn’t. Margie took hers home and got the water out and it filled up a large glass. I haven’t tasted...

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Dec 27, 2018 - Key West-Week 15

12/24-27 week 15 On Christmas Eve I got a $20 tip for getting someone’s jet skis out of water before they departed. Santa and Mrs. Claus came through on a trike that looked like a ’57 chevy. Mrs. Claus’s costume was a little weird looking. You’ll have to see the picture and I’m not sure you’ll be able to see it even then. Margie finally got a chance to blow our lot with her leaf blower. The only arrival today had said they would be leaving very early in the morning to get here early. We were told they might be waiting in the driveway when...

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Dec 23, 2018 - Key West-Week 14

12/17-23 week 14 Well I guess we made our 90 day probation. We’re still here. I had a BOGO coupon for a Dairy Queen Blizzard when we got to Key West. When I checked, the closest Dairy Queen was 70 miles away. So, I ended up not getting to use it. Then, one time when we were in Key West I saw one. It was one of the old style walk up window ones with some outside tables. Luckily, I got another emailed coupon shortly after that and was able to use it. I think I already wrote that I used it while someone was being trained. Then I got another...

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Dec 16, 2018 - Key West- Week Thirteen

12/10-16 week 13 One of the owners has a parrot that rides on a thick rope across the back of her golf cart. Margie was talking to them and they were telling her what a pain the parrot was. At 4am it wakes up and starts repeating “go outside,” “go for a ride.” They told Margie that the parrot is 28 years old and parrots live about as long as people do. They told Margie that it does say “hi” but it wouldn’t say it to Margie. However, as Margie was driving away she heard it say, “bye bye.” One of the owners gave us Christmas presents. We each...

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Nov 25, 2018 - Key West-Weeks Nine and Ten

11/12-18 Week 9 I looked back and it appears that I forgot to write about where we ate at last week. One of the lot owners at the resort told Margie about a place called the New York Pasta Garden. He told her that they usually bring out a free appetizer. We were waiting and sure enough the waiter brought out fried artichoke appetizers. On the receipt they appear as artichoke gratis, of course gratis meaning free in Spanish, which reminded me about it. I had pasta bell mare, which would be seafood pasta. Margie had the chicken parm. Now for...

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Nov 13, 2018 - Made it through the triangle .

November 1st: Another day at sea having left Bermuda behind, with 2 minutes to spare. In fact, the captain was called by harbour patrol that if we didn’t leave in the next 5 minutes we would have to stay overnight in Hamilton. This is because of all the reefs and rocks it is too dangerous in the dark. They managed to fix the lift on the lifeboats just in time. To make up for the lost hour the captain is running all four engines, where as for the most part we have been on two. Last night in fact we were going over 20 knots versus our normal...

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Nov 11, 2018 - Key West-Week 8

11/5-11 Week 8 Yea! Its election week and just a couple of days till there will be no more political ads. A day or two before the election one of the lot owners here was running his golf cart pretty fast in the common area. He has a gasoline powered cart and it was smoking really badly. I asked him what he was doing, spraying for mosquitos. Then I started talking about the election for the mosquito control board and how he should run as a write-in candidate. Then he started telling other people he was running. He managed to get his cart...

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Nov 4, 2018 - Key West Week 7

Week 7 The account I have at MyTripJournal.com only allows me to upload 150 Pictures every 30 days. It seems to be taking forever for the 30 days to pass so the picture upload limit resets. So, I have decided to just go ahead and upload the written entries and upload pictures later, perhaps as their own entry. The high temperature finally got down to around 80 but it was still 77 by our start time of 9:30. This was the first time we actually were able to go to bed with the air conditioner off and the windows open. I got my absentee ballot...

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Oct 28, 2018 - Key West- Week 6

Margie fixed brinner for supper on Monday outside. In case anyone doesn’t know, brinner is breakfast for dinner. It consisted of bacon and eggs. Sadly we ate the whole package of bacon and man was it good. After dinner we went to the boat ramp to check out the sunset. It was a little too late and was actually setting more across the highway on the other side of the resort. So, we went over there and checked out a little gazebo that is over there. It has informational signage about the animals and such. I think there may be a Geocache there...

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