The Route South

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mindless Marathon

Our friend Betty calls the place "Mindless Marathon".  That might sound harsh but for most of us hanging out in Marathon, that pretty well describes our time here. Its not that we don't stay busy.  Everything just moves at a different pace...we are on Island Time!  


Reasons to like Marathon.





'Nuff said?!


Well, if you have to do laundry, this place ain't bad!
There are a lot of Manatees here.

Can you count the Manatees?
Hint:  Our boat is called a Manatee.
The correct answer: two.

There's always plenty of fresh seafood!



Keys Fisheries.  One of our favorite restaurants in Marathon! 




Did I mention that there are lots of Manatees?
Welcome to the tropics!

Jane and Sam's Excellent Weekend
Sister Jane and Sam came down for a long weekend, flying into Miami on Thursday.  We spent the better part of four days playing tourist, visiting Pigeon Key at the Seven Mile Bridge, Sombrero Beach, Worldwide Sportsman in Islamorada and, of course,  Key West, eating and drinking our way up and down US1.  Thanks Rob and Sue for the great boat ride and sunset cruise.  Before we knew it, it was Monday and they were headed back to the airport.  I'm sure they were exhausted by the time they got home.  I know we were!

Beautiful Pigeon Key and the Seven Mile Bridge  
What a couple of tourists!


Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West


Nobody's allowed to sleep in Papa's bed...except the cats.

Another of the six-toed Hemingway cats.

Buskers (street performers) working for tips at Mallory Square are a sunset tradition.

Juggling on a tightrope, at sunset.  Its a hard way to make an easy living.

Where else is sunset celebrated daily?

"Mom - make sure he graduates from high school or he could grow up just like me!"

OK. Let's see.
 Juggling  -   fire  - knives  -  from a unicycle  -  15 ft. in the air.
 Don't try this at home!