Here we are this winter in St. Petersburg and it is cold. Abby & I are at the beach on Treasure Island where it is sunny and cold but the kites are flying at the annual event. The blue jacket came from West Marine because I was freezing and had no cool weather clothing.
We have spent most of the winter looking at boats. First in the Keys and later in north east FL near Jacksonville. However, in early February we went to the Hamcation in Orlando but it was rainy, cool and overcast except for the last day. We had the camper so we were snug and warm and it was not a too bad experience. I could go on and on but the best purchase was a green laser pen that is very bright and you do not want to look at it for the real possibility of retinal damage.
After Hamcation we started planning for the trip to The Keys and Miami. First was the keys where we stayed with friend Steve. This year we actually got tans and spent hours in the sun on Steve's ocean front
Back in St. Pete we finished the yard work and pool cleaning and misc other home duty and prepared top
We have been to GCS twice now and spent some time there on the way back to Indiana in early April. We met the current owners and they were great to be with. We had a chance to bicycle around, eat out a few times and generally tour the wharf area. Not the ritz but a place where real people live, work and play. Interestingly, the actually build pretty big ships here. I will try to post some pictures here to end the missive.