"" Writer's Wanderings: Road Trip--Cruise--Key Largo

Friday, January 06, 2023

Road Trip--Cruise--Key Largo

 Between not having internet for a time and all the busyness of the end/beginning of the year, I've not had a chance to sit down and tell the travel tales I promised some of you. Well, a little late but here it is.

After several days at home where the temperature never got above zero, we eagerly awaited our departure for points south. The week before Christmas our dining room table was covered once again with all the paraphernalia and clothes we take with us for our snowbirding in Key Largo. Christmas day we returned from church and ate leftover meatloaf from our "Christmas dinner" the day before with our son, Don. (While not a fancy Christmas dinner, it is his favorite meal.) Then it was time to take down all the decorations. We had gone lightly with decorating as we knew what was to come.

In freezing temps, Bob insisted the outside lights come down and he somehow managed it. I put away the little 3' tree with the Christmas bows on it and a little garland I had strung on the mantle along with a few other smaller items. Once that was done, Bob did his magical trick of fitting everything into the SUV. This included his equipment to run his ham radio from Florida and a packed bag for the trip down as well as a suitcase for our planned five day cruise.

The next morning we awoke to sunshine, still cold but sunshine helps. A stop at McDonald's and we were on our way south. The weather held most of the way to Dobson. NC, our first stop, no rain or snow and just a little cloudy in places. Little did we know we were in for a big surprise upon our arrival.

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