Sunday December 22...when I got up I was so close to finishing the binding on my quilt I just had to finish it up. I did. Didn't have any big plans so I decided to make a breakfast. When we first started this adventure I made breakfast a lot, decided I better quit that. Ran into Publix to get a few groceries. I think everyone else had the same idea. It was really busy. One thing about that store gotta love the BOGO. Jeff took his boat out and got another snapper plus his boat had no water in it. I think Jeff got his fixed. Yeah!! We used our last package of Iowa beef for supper, that's one thing I miss.... Iowa beef. We finished the night with a movie.
Christmas Eve and I guess I needed to muster me up some Christmas spirit. I did some baking while listening to some Christmas music. Jeff did some things with the a.c., cleaning the vents and cleaning the coils also resetting the system. It came back on and worked. After lunch we took the kayaks out, I wanted to see if mine still leaks..... It does. I was gonna head back but Jeff said let's fish awhile. I baited up and whamo...I got me a big snapper, it sure felt bigger. It was funny cause it started pulling me so I had to peddle while reeling...that was fun. We had a surprise at the campground, Santa came through in a fire truck, who doesn't like that? To finish this night we got to watch the kids open there Christmas pjs. We always get them pajamas for Christmas. It's a tradition.
Merry Christmas everyone!!! The one thing about this lifestyle I don't like. Missing this holiday with the kids and grand kids. On the plus side, we can focus on the true meaning of Christmas. We don't get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. Our phone rang at 6:30 am, Seth calls to let us be a part of there Christmas morning. We got to watch the kids open the presents we gave them and also the ones Santa brought. Technology it's a wonderful thing. After we got off the phone I made homemade cinnamon rolls. Again the a.c. is not working right. Jeff's gonna call a place that's comes to your campsite after the holidays. Decided to go visit Long Key State Park and see if we could fit in one of those spots. I think we might try that campground. When we got back made a few calls to family and friends. We had a nice dinner and called it a day.
Thursday...Jeff checked my boat again and it's still leaking so he worked on it. He also called a place about the a.c. and left a message. The unit works some after you reset but eventually it stops working. I started going thru stuff cleaning and one thing lead to another and before you know it all my drawers are cleaned out. Jeff went back out to fish and I anchored myself at the beach. He came back with a really nice sized snapper. We started putting some things away.
Friday our last full day here. It's really hot & humid today. Jeff still has lobster fever so back over we went. Right when we got there it started raining but it didn't last long. He was determined to get at least 2, and that's what he got. He kept telling me about this really big one that got away. Funny how those are always so big!!! Decided to make a trip to Key Colony. There's a bar/restaurant there and for happy hour they have 25 cent wings or peel and eat shrimp. It's called Sparkys. We don't really go out too much but Jeff wanted to try this one. The place was hopping and the service was great. We had a drink and Jeff got some wings. We got back to our campsite and finished packing our outside stuff up. Again gonna be hard to leave this park...We never did hear back from the repair place we called. I think we will just watch it for now. Now on to John Pennecamp State Park, last time we were here we were in a tent. That was like 12 years ago.