Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fog, Fatality, Tutu’s, and Oofoo’s


Cudjoe Key, Florida (high 82, low 68)


Man, was it foggy yesterday morning.  I’ve posted the following picture quite a few times.

Venture Out

This was what it looked like yesterday when we went for our morning walk.


After our walk, we took a drive up to Big Pine Key for breakfast, and to check out a marina to store the boat.

We’re considering putting the boat in high & dry storage for a month or so while Al continues his physical therapy. He is still not able to put a lot of strain on his shoulder, and cranking a boat back on a trailer would be too much.  We are thinking this would be a good alternative until he’s able to do a little more, plus we wouldn’t have to worry about him slipping and falling on a slippery ramp.  They have a forklift to put the boats in and out of the water.  You call them a few minutes before you arrive and your boat is in the water ready to go.  When you get back, they will put it on a rack so that you can clean it and remove your stuff, and then it’s put away until next time. There is a marina nearby, but they aren’t very accommodating, so we’ll have to drive a little further, and maybe into Key West.


This is what it looked up on our drive on the Overseas Highway.


The fog hung around quite a long time, and I believe it was still foggy on the 7 Mile Bridge when there was a fatal accident.  A man, his girlfriend and dog were trying to pass on the bridge and hit another car head on.  The man and dog were killed and the girlfriend was airlifted to a hospital on the mainland.  The elderly elderly couple he hit were airlifted to a local hospital. I hope that means they weren’t injured as badly.   Why people have to pass on that bridge is beyond me, and especially in fog.  Passing is allowed, but I don’t think it should be.

Al had his physical therapy at 4pm, so on the way to Key West, we stopped and checked out another marina, then headed to PT.  Afterwards, we caught the bus into town and walked around Duval Street and the cruise port.  The cruise ship was just leaving.


We walked along Mallory Square, to watch some of the street performers are there for the nightly sunset celebration. 


I like to have my camera handy when we’re there because you just never know what you will see.

Case in point.   This guy must have been in his 70’s.  He was in good shape and had a nice “figure” don’t you think?



He was standing there talking to those people very nonchalant, like it was perfectly normal to be standing in a crowd in a pink tutu with your butt hanging out.  Only in Key West.

We walked along the pier and checked out a few street performers.



One guy had an act with cats.  I’m not sure how I feel about it, so we didn’t stay long. 


This was my favorite performer, but later we saw this man buzzing down the street on a scooter, with this poor puppy on a leash running along beside him.  It worried me.

The dog would come up to people, take a dollar bill out of their hand and put it in his tip jar. After he put it in the jar, he’d walk over to the owner and get a treat.  If the dog happened to drop the bill, he would stop and pick it up and put it in the jar.  Smart dog and he was still just a pup.


We walked around for a while and I finally found some shoes that I had heard about from Sherry.  They are called Oofos.  They are supposed to be really comfortable, but until I could actually try them on, I didn’t want to buy any.  I tried them on, liked them and this morning found some on e-Bay for $5 less, plus no tax.  They have a squishy feeling, but with a really good arch support. They come in various colors, but I chose brown.  I think they might take some getting used to, but I think I’ll like them.  They have the slip on style too.


Soon it was time to go back to the bus stop, but we got a little turned around and almost missed the bus.   We went back to the same stop that we were the other night where we met our new friend Kevin.  He had recently started a new job, so we didn’t expect to see him again, but there he was!  We’re gong to meet him at Blue Heaven one night for drinks, so I guess we’ll be seeing him again.

Today is an off day (no PT) so I guess we’re going to check one other marina and then hang around the house.  We’ve been going too much and need a day to relax.


The End

(sorry, I just couldn’t resist)




  1. Ickkkk! Only in Key West, is right!

  2. I have to agree, that is the end shot to end all end shots! :cD

  3. Don't worry about the pup running alongside the scooter. I've seen that, and have a friend who trots her dogs on a leash from her car. There's a man at Quartzsite who exercises his dog from his ATV. The dogs that need exercise can get it that way, when the owners aren't runners, or there is a leash law. Poor dogs have so much energy, and this way they get their run. Somehow they just know, after being trained, I'm sure, how close they can get. Love the photos of the ballerina. Or should I say, ballerino? :)

  4. Another fun day in the Keys always some interesting sights to see for sure.

  5. I do love my oofos. Hope they work for you too. I must say that is some the end shot. He's in his 70's? Pretty amazing.

  6. We always enjoyed the performances on the pier:)

  7. That was fun! Yes, I love my Oofoos as well, I even bought a second pair, hot pink...kind of like that cute tutu. And I must say, I am am cat lover and I love that guy with the cats. I think he and they are pretty amazing.

  8. And here I thought you were exaggerating about the "butt hanging out".
    So much for that.


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