Saturday, March 14, 2009
Key West to Jupiter FL
We left Leo’s Campground on Stock Island – immediately north of Key West and made two stops as we drove north. First stop was at a bookstore in Marathon to see if they had the Nevada Barr book written about an assignment at Fort Jefferson but they did not have it; neither had the bookstore in Key West. At least the book store worker in Marathon knew what I was talking about! Ben wanted to stop at a dive shop to see about a new mask – something broke on his yesterday. He found the whole set of things for under $100 which was a bargain compared to some prices in the store.
We stopped at the Fish House in Key Largo and had fish sandwiches and key lime pie. Since we had been doing most of our own cooking this trip – we had not had any yet – and these were good. Then it was on to Miami for Ben to stop in at one of the inspection companies he works for, and thanks to the GPS we drove right to the location. Jane thought she would get to read several chapters in her book – but Ben was back quickly having said hello to everyone he works with on his inspections.
Then we headed north up I95 with a target of somewhere in Palm Beach/Jupiter area. Jane studied the Florida Camping Book and came up with West Jupiter Campground and called them – they had a spot so here we are in a full-fledged “snow bird” campground. It is really very nice – there is a small lake and we are camped beside it. Mallard Drakes make the lake their home and are very tame coming right up to our table and chairs. The campground has a quite extensive program – pizza dinners, bingo, aerobics classes – not sure what else – but tonight was a concert by a Rod Stewart look-alike with free beer.
We ate dinner, tried to call Jeff, Daniel, and Robin on Scype – that failed so we just talked on the phone. We cleaned up around camp, did some catching up on email etc and went over to the concert about 7:45. Probably 50 people at this party – well it is 10:30 and can hear it just as well here in the Sprinter as we did in the room. The act was one guy who indeed did look like Rod Stewart and two other guys. Their music was not too bad but the jokes were awful. Since neither of us know what Rod Stewart sings we are not sure if this guy sounds like him or not.
Tomorrow we head on north;hoping for stops at the Kennedy Space Center and a few other places.