We didn't go to the beach yesterday...it just seemed like a wonderful day to sit and relax under the palms right at our site. There was a nice breeze, and the songbirds were just going to town. Different songs I've never heard of, of course. One of these days, I'll have to get out the binoculars and see what kinds of birds sing these beautiful songs. Boy, I AM getting old! Listening to bird songs and now knitting! I knitted for a good part of the afternoon--I'm learning how to knit starting with dishcloths. (We now have plenty, Sparky--can you make something else? says Eldo) I'm also working on my first knitted garment, a pretty sleeveless vest. It's actually my second garment. The first one was overly ambitious and way past my beginner skills. So after ripping it out three times, I threw away the pattern out of disgust, and am going to save the yarn for another project. At any rate, we were just being lazy like you should in the keys! As someone said, "Catching the Keys disease..".We chatted with some of the people in our park who passed by, and some close by neighbors stopped by to give us a tip about a park here in Marathon that only charges 400+ dollars a MONTH! They thought it might be worth checking out. So we went looking for it. I didn't whip my camera out to take photos, as this little park was so AWFUL, we didn't feel comfortable and got out of there quickly. It was jammed in trailers and mobile homes with only one RV in the whole park. Many of the units seemed to be about 20-30 years old and falling apart, there was graffitti and junk strewn around, and the little streets and corners were so tight, you couldn't have driven a big rig into the little park without taking out someone's mobile home! So much for that idea!
|Marooned in Marathon Store, just one section!|
Well, we are leaving the Jolly Roger Travel Park in Marathon today...time to get going, Sparky! Bye-bye pelicans! See you again in beautiful Naples..this is where we are staying for the next two days while Eldy visits his ailing friend. We are staying on the other side of town, far away from the knitting store (sniff, sniff). I won't be able to ride my bike there, which is probably a good thing....see you later! Oh, almost forgot...We can't possibly leave the Jolly Roger RV park without a bad pirate joke. What kind of socks does a pirate wear?
P.S. We've arrived at our destination, Naples Motorcoach Resort...change that two days to stay to at least four days...yes, it's expensive (69.95 a nite special running currently)...BUT--we got comped one night as in FREE after the office gal saw my Tastefully Simple sign on the side of my car. She says, "How would you like to do a show at cocktail hour on Friday?" Cocktail hour? We're in! Free night on the resort to do a taste testing party? We're in! THREE pools, we're in! Extremely large sites? We're in! An 18 seat deluxe movie theater, a fitness center, a boat ramp launch and lots lots more amenities. Count us in! You know, it's one thing to stay in the keys and pay top dollar to be jammed into a park, even if it is on the Gulf. At the Jolly Roger we were cramped, very little room between us and the next guy. No pool, very small laundry, no cable and it was 83.00 a night. THIS IS THE KEYS AND ON THE WATER, FOLKS! There was a deal down the street for 49.95 a night for three nights but that happened after we got to the keys and were locked into our stay at the J.R. We don't mind paying a little more money for this Naples RV Resort, when it has TONS of amenities. We know that next month, staying for an entire month in Texas for a little over $425.00, we will also be saving on fuel, so this allows us to do something special like this for just a few days. This resort used to be for Monaco coach owners only. The current owners snapped it up for a song, and are now offering sites up for auction in February, open to all motorhome owners. Hm-m-m-m, wonder how much they'll go for? More about this park tomorrow! Tomorrow we visit Eldy's friend, Mike and his wife. They live about two hours from here....see you then!